I found out how to do it...sort of.
The notifications screen that always has the WiFi notification there, it's a Verizon classic. Classic dud that is.
Open the notification screen by swiping down.
Hold the WiFi notification for about 3 seconds. An App Info box will appear.
Click on the App info box. It will take you to a screen with a force stop button.
Push the force stop button and press OK. The force stop button will remain lit, that's normal.
Go back to the notification screen and the WiFi notification is gone from the screen
If you reboot, it will return. If you turn your WiFi on or off it will return. So it's not a great workaround, but it does work.
That's all I got.