Stanley Bise Obituary, Death – Dr. Stanley Lawrence Bise, an Ear, Nose, and Throat Physician and Head and Neck Surgeon who served the residents of the Cumberland County area for almost four decades, passed away on November 24, 2022 at the age of 74. Dr. Bise was a part of the community for almost four decades. The 9th of October, 1948 found Dr. Bise being welcomed into the world in Anna, Illinois by his parents, Dorothy Simmons Bise and Lawrence Justin Bise. He discovered his first love for music when he was young and went on to play the saxophone in the All-State Concert Band. Later in life, he taught himself how to play the guitar and the violin. He attended Webber Township High School in Bluford, Illinois, and graduated as the school’s valedictorian. After that, he enrolled at David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he not only earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry but also met the woman who would become his wife of 54 years, Dara Hedrick.
Before completing his internship in the United States Navy and training to become a Naval Flight Surgeon, Dr. Bise earned his wings and the rank of Lieutenant Commander while stationed with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron HMH-362 and Marine Air Group 26. Dr. Bise received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Memphis, Tennessee. His final surgical residencies were at Methodist Hospital and the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, both in Memphis, where he had previously worked.
In 1981, Dr. Bise and his family made the move to Crossville, which is located in Tennessee. In addition to his role as the primary ear, nose, and throat surgeon in the region and his service on many medical organizations and boards in the Tennessee area, he was a Charter Member of the Crossville Breakfast Rotary Club, a member of the Board of Directors for KIDS Inc., and a member of the Airport Committee for the City of Crossville. All of these positions were held simultaneously.
Stanley was a man of many interests and activities. He loved to explore new places, go sailing and scuba diving, ride a Gold Wing motorcycle, and fly single-engine airplanes in his spare time. His favorite activity was performing on stage at the Cumberland County Playhouse. There, he was in dozens of plays, sponsored productions for more than 20 years, and served on the Board of Directors for the better part of two decades. Acting on stage was his favorite pastime.
His wife, Dara Bise, and their children, Erin and Justin Bise, will carry on his legacy after his passing. At the Bilbrey Funeral Home on the evening of Thursday, December 8, 2022, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM, there will be a visitation for the deceased. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to one of his favorite charities, which include the Relay for Life event hosted by the American Cancer Society, the Rotary Foundation for Polio Plus Program, the Chemistry Department at David Lipscomb University, the Cumberland County Playhouse, and Hospice of Cumberland County.