Tyler Scott Wise

Memorial services for Tyler Scott Wise, 36, of Lawrence will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Warren McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. He was killed in a tragic single auto accident on April 26, 2019.

Tyler was born May 19, 1982 in Lawrence, KS to Scott Wise and Kristi Steeples.

Tyler graduated from Tonganoxie High School in 2000, and proudly served his country as a United States Marine during Operation Iraqi Freedom. While serving in Ar Ramadi, Tyler was wounded and awarded the Purple Heart.

He married Melissa Martin on June 19, 2010 on the Wise family farm near Linwood, KS. She survives of the home with their son, Colton David Wise.

Additional survivors include his parents, Scott & Kamie Wise, Linwood, KS; his mother, Kristi Nyberg, Raleigh, NC; two sisters, Holly Kilian (John) and Shelby Bindeman (Wylie) both of North Carolina; Step-Brother, Nick Young (Mackenzie), of TX, Step-Sister, Michelle Peterson (Drew) of DeSoto, and Step-Brother, Marshall Miller of Linwood; Paternal Grandparents, John and Carolyn Wise, Linwood, KS; Maternal Grandparents, Duane & Carol Steeples, Zurich, KS. In addition to numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made in Tyler’s name to Colton D Wise College Fund and may be sent in care of Warren McElwain Mortuary.

22 Condolences

  1. Joe and Kimberly Dunning on April 29, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    No loss is as sharp as one this sudden. He’s gone too soon.

    All our thoughts and prayers go with your family. You do not shoulder this grief alone.

  2. Kelly on April 29, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    The Flory family is so sad to hear of your loss. We have been thinking so much of you and your family and the special memories we have of spending time with you all, and Tyler. You have our deepest sympathy.
    Kelly Flory Carr

  3. Tom on April 29, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    After God removes wickedness and suffering, the earth will be transformed into a paradise.
    Then people will be able to live in health and happiness. God’s word foretells: “God will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will morning or outcry nor pain be anymore”- Revelation 21:4
    In that new world even dead ones will be brought back to life to share in those blessings. “There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous”. (Acts 24:15) That is why Jesus could tell a repentant evildoer who expressed faith in him,”You will be with me in paradise”- Luke 23:43
    I hope these thoughts provide some comfort during this difficult time.

  4. Jennifer on April 29, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    The world lost a bright light when it lost Tyler. That light will always shine on in our hearts and memories.

    Love y’all I’m so sorry.

  5. Josh Reischman on April 29, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    To my best friend,
    Tyler, I miss you friend. You have been a part of my life for over 2 decades. I will always miss you. I will never forget when we became friends. Just a couple of kids in school talking about ours dreams of rodeo and when we grow up being cowboys. I will never forget the lifelong friendships forged on the road traveling to and competing in rodeos. We never won a dime, but the memories are priceless. The crazy road trips we had and the sites we got to see. We were just a couple of kids living our dreams together one rodeo at a time. For all those years we were never apart, spending practically every day together. I will never forget the branding at Uncle Steeples or the Chris Ledoux concerts at the Rooks County Fair. Every November we would sneak behind the chutes at The American Royal and hang out with our heroes, one of the best memories was meeting Chris Ledoux and shaking his hand. No matter what happened I knew we would be together. As we grew up, our dreams of being world champion cowboys got put on the back burner for reality and real jobs.
    Tyler I will never forget when you told me that you had a calling to join the Marines, you did all you could to get me to join with you. I supported you and I told you I wanted to be a State Trooper. No matter where in the world our jobs took us we still had the time to speak on the phone and catch up on old times. As we traveled down separate roads we both met our wives and started families. I figured we would grow old together and tell our kids about our wild adventures. We were both as stubborn as they come, but no matter how mad we were at each other we could always sit down and talk. I will miss our late night conservations on the tailgate and your untamed spirit.
    You were and will forever be family and my brother. I always told you that you were the brother I never had. We played, fought and had our disagreements through out life. But no matter what happened we were brothers. I will never forget you and I look forward to joining you some day on that big ranch in heaven. I know you will be waiting with a good horse and living the life we always dreamed about.
    My god bless you and Good Ride Cowboy, Good Ride
    Josh Reischman “JR”

  6. Chris Soetaert-Conley on April 30, 2019 at 9:17 am

    So very sorry for your loss.

  7. Ross and Jeanne on April 30, 2019 at 10:11 am

    You are in our thoughts and our hearts.

    Ross And Jeanne

  8. Diane Pennington on April 30, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Kristi, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. I pray for your healing and that God will comfort you and hold you in his care.

  9. Terri Clark Brest on April 30, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  10. Richard H Brauer, Jr on April 30, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    So sorry for your loss. May God provided his comfort in this time.

  11. Galyean families on April 30, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Our condolences to the families.

  12. Michelle Wyatt on April 30, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. May God provide you with comfort in this time of loss.

  13. Conley Family on April 30, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Praying for comfort and thinking of all of Tyler’s family during this difficult time. Thankful to have known him as a friend and neighbor.

  14. Bob and Ruth Sarna on April 30, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Sending hugs and lots of prayers for God’s comfort and His peace! May you sense an extra measure of God’s love surrounding you at this sad, sad time!
    Bob and Ruth

  15. Rhonda Smith on April 30, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    I’m so sorry for your he was such a wonderful Guy. Colton is such acutiecprayers to all the Family & Friends.

  16. Jody Frame Agins on April 30, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Scott, Keeping you & your family in my thoughts, heart & prayers.

  17. Michelle Mailand on May 1, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Incredibly saddened to hear of the tragic accident. Tyler and my son Brandon were friends from his PMS days and eventually he farmed our ground, the same ground his great grandfather farmed…may your family find peace in time and laughter in the sweet memories you share. Prayers, the Mailand Family

  18. Bruce on May 1, 2019 at 9:41 am

    This loss hurts deeply. Tyler is spoken of as being at peace. That’s appropriate because it’s scriptural. (Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10) The next thing Tyler will hear is his name. (John 5:28; 11:43, 44) Hope to be there to welcome him back.

  19. Bob Soetaert on May 1, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Scott and family
    There is no pain like losing a child, and no words that can take away the heartache you feel. Just know that we hurt with you, and pray for the day when the ache will soften.
    Bob and Francie Soetaert

  20. Debra Renick on May 1, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all now and always.

  21. Lacey Kitsmiller on May 2, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Tyler was an amazing person! He made EMS school so much fun! Whenever I didnt have a partner I could always count on Tyler! He was always talking about Colton and his wife! We met once and we all sat together at the parade! So so sorry for your loss!!!

  22. Amy Wyant on May 2, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Kamie & Scott:
    Deeply sorry for your loss. Keeping you and yours in compassionate thoughts & prayers.
    With you in spirit in this painful time.

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