Royce E. Wise, 86, of Francisco, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Gibson General Hospital SNF in Princeton.

He was born on November 19, 1929 in Ft. Branch, IN to the late Grant and Nigil (Camp) Wise.

He retired after 43 years from Potter & Brumfield/Siemens in 1993. He was a member of the Francisco General Baptist Church. Royce was an avid bowler and golfer.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty (Winingear) Wise of Francisco; daughter, Debbie Sue Sunderman of Holland, Michigan; 2 grandchildren, Derrick and Lindsay Gatewood; great granddaughter, Mackenzy; and a brother, Harold Wise of Princeton.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 28, 2016 at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, officiated by Dr. Katheryn Webb. Burial will follow at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Princeton.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.