On May 18, 2012, Charlie Wisdom lost his battle with ALS, "Lou Gehrig's" disease, at his home in Medford.
Charlie was born September 15, 1957, in Portland, Ore., and was raised in Medford and Central Point. He graduated from Crater High School in 1975. He enjoyed activities including the chess club, baseball, and the wrestling team. In 1982, Charlie married Lisa Broughton. They had two sons, Levi and Kyle. She preceded him in death.
Charlie worked for Abby's Pizza for many years before he opened Charlie's Pizza World in Central Point. He sold real estate and was also a loan officer. In 2001, Charlie went to work for Labor Ready as branch manager, then district manager until his disease forced him to quit.
Charlie loved coaching youth wrestling, football, and baseball. He enjoyed golf and was busy remodeling his home.
Charlie is survived by his loving companion, Linda; two sons, Levi (Ariann) Wisdom and Kyle Wisdom; stepdaughter, Melissa Feldman; father, Ronald Wisdom; mother, Lorita Melson; stepfather, John Melson; brother, William (Michiko) Wisdom; half-sister and brother, Amber Kennedy and Dale Wisdom; five granddaughters, Shaelyn, Alisa, and McKenna Wisdom, Mia and Addison Feldman; and nephew, Thomas Wisdom.
Charlie enjoyed life to its fullest and was taken from us all too soon. We will miss him.
Contributions may be made to the ALS Association "Charlie's Angel's," 700 NW Multnomah St. #870, Portland, OR 97323, or Junior Comet Wrestling Program, Central Point Schools.
A viewing will be held Friday, June 1, 2012 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Perl Funeral Home, 2100 Siskiyou Blvd., Medford, Ore. The funeral service will be June 2, 2012, 10:00 a.m., at Perl Funeral Home.
Arrangements are with Perl Funeral Home (541) 772-5488.