The Muskogee Phoenix reports that Wise, who is retired by still fills in as a substitute teacher in Fort Gibson, has no problem with that.
He was born in Antibes, France, and moved to Muskogee in 1950.
The newspaper reports that his mother came to the United States on the Queen Mary.
"His parents divorced when he was 2, and his mother married a U.S. soldier, Larry Wise, in 1944."
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