Family Dedicates Restaurant Booth In Memory Of Slain Father
By Chris Conte
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A well-known and well-loved TSU employee who was gunned
down and killed one year ago was remembered by his family on Sunday afternoon
inside Swett's Restaurant.
"It's been an emotional year, roller coaster ride, lot of highs a lot
of lows," says Ed Wisdom III about his father Ed Wisdom Junior.
The elder Wisdom was sitting on his front porch in North Nashville on
October 28, 2011 when officials say he was approached by at least one young man
who tried to rob him.
"The bullet went through his arm, exited his arm, entered his lung,
entered his heart and entered his second lung. So at that point he attempted to
make it into the house, sat down on the porch and that's when his life
ended," his son recalls.
Police still haven't made any arrests in Ed Wisdom's murder. His family says
there have been a number of credible tips, but most witnesses are too scared to
"It's hard getting folks to want to take the stand after they've seen
something like that, that's happened to my father. They're scared," Wisdom
In an effort to keep his father's unsolved murder and memory from being
forgotten, Ed Wisdom's family gathered at Swett's Restaurant on Sunday to
dedicate a plaque above the booth he always sat in.
"That was his corner, that was Mr. Wisdom's corner," explained
owner David Swett.
"Mr. Wisdom was not only a good customer, he was also a good friend of
mine," he added.
Police are still searching for any clues that could help solve Ed Wisdom's
murder. Anyone with information is asked to call 975-1879.