Nickolas “Buddah” Wise


Nickolas “Buddah” Wise, 32, of Defiance, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
He was born on June 2, 1987 in Bowling Green, Ohio to Julie (Wise) Perez.
Nick was an old soul in a young body. He enjoyed all types of music and was an encyclopedia of knowledge
about his favorite songs and groups. Nick was the funny man in the group who could bring out a smile in
anyone. He was a big, kind, polite, teddy bear of a man, who loved his family and friends. Nick was
always ready to lend a helping hand to his friends or to cheer on the Raiders and the Spurs.
He is survived by his mother, Julie; brother, Blake Wise (Justine Snyder); special friend, Cheryl Wolff
and her children Jason and Ethan Mendizabal, whom he helped raise like his own sons; grandfather,
Kenneth Wise; aunts, Holly (Jimmy Darr) Wise and Rhonda Miller; and many cousins. Nick was preceded in
death by his stepfather, Richard Perez and grandmother, Shelia Wise.
Friends and family will be received at the Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from
1 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be celebrated at the funeral home on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 11 a.m. with a
viewing one hour prior to services.
Interment to follow at Hockman Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
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