NAGS HEAD — Edward W. Wise, Jr., known to all as Wykie, a native of Nags Head, NC, went to heaven the morning of Friday, November 11, 2022, while at home with his beloved wife Ginger by his side.
He was the son of “Nettie” and Viola Wise, raised by his Aunt Agnes Barnett. He leaves behind his wife Ginger, his daughter Shelly, granddaughters Katrina, Sonia, Alexa, and three great-grandchildren.
Wykie spent several of his growing-up years in Corolla, attending the one-room schoolhouse and roaming the sand hills and beaches with his faithful dog Rusty. After high school in Manteo, Wykie went to Embry Riddle in Miami, FL, to train as an aircraft mechanic. This career enabled him to spend a year in Nassau, Bahamas, maintaining a small fleet of planes at the airport.
Wykie’s interests and talents were many and varied: boat builder, sailmaker, sailor, licensed captain, restorer of antique British cars & motorcycles, etc. He had a special passion for authentic history, especially of The Outer Banks, its people and its geology. He loved teaching others from his knowledge and way of life.
Wykie attended Outer Banks Community Church. This unique man will be much missed. Wykie’s preference for cremation was honored. Arrangements for a future celebration of life are pending. Condolences may be shared at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.