He is survived by the love of his life, Launie Poissant; his daughter, Keri Griffin; his mother and stepfather, Sara and Tom Nitkowski; his brother, Sidney Wise; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many lifelong friends.
He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Adrian; his brother, Richard; and father, David Wise.
Kerry was an accomplished sailor and a voracious reader. He quietly made a difference in the lives of many people, strangers as well as those who knew him. During his three-year struggle with lung cancer, he was an inspiration to many, especially the young people whom he counseled.
A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m., Monday, July 9, at Williams Chapel on the campus of Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa. All are welcome.
“For nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass or glory in the flower.
We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.”
The Northeast Georgian
July 3, 2012