J. B. was born March 24, 1937 in Columbus, KS. His parents were Luther A and Daphine V (Shaver) Wisdom. He had lived in Columbus most of his life.
He graduated from Columbus High School with the Class of 1955. He had worked as a machinist at several area companies, including Boeing, B F Goodrich, and Vicker’s Inc. He last worked for B–3 Construction, Columbus, KS.
He was a member of the Cherokee County Sportsman Association. He enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, and was an avid fan of the Columbus High School sports programs.
J. B. was last married to Alberta Ochsenbein in 1989. She passed away Sept 20, 2008.
Preceded in death by one brother Gaylen Wisdom.
Surviving are 7 sons, Richard Wisdom, Henrietta, OK, Ronald Wisdom, Tulsa, OK, Raymond Wisdom, Tulsa, OK, Roger Wisdom, Tulsa, OK, Robert Wisdom, Dallas, TX and Thomas “T.W.” Wisdom, Pittsburg, KS; two daughters, Rita Turnbough, Columbus, KS, and Wendy Garner, Galena, KS; two step-sons, Robert “Bubby” McCallister, Kansas City, MO, and Tony Kasten, Chanute, KS; 4 step-daughters, Lori Billesbach, Columbus, KS, Lee Ann Tate, Aurora, MO, Angie VanCamp, Wichita, KS and Becky McCallister, Carl Junction, MO; two sisters, Wilma Duley, Columbus, KS and Marilyn White, Scammon, KS; 17 grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and one close friend, Butch Morrill.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 am, Monday, May 19, 2014 at Derfelt Funeral Home, Columbus, KS. Pastor Dennis Johnson will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cherokee County Sportsman’s Assn in care of the funeral home.