Gillis Wilder

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Gillis Wilder

Gillis Wilder Gillis H. Wilder, 93, formerly of Livonia, Michigan, and currently of Corbin, passed away Monday, November 19, 2018. He was born February 22, 1925.
Gillis is survived by his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Alma (Bowes); their six children, Peter D. (Cynthia) Shaw, Fenton, Michigan; John J. (Dixie) Shaw, Redford, Michigan; Mary J. (Alfred) Moore, North Bay, Ontario Canada; Stephen G. (Nancy) Wilder, Schaumburg, Illinois; Andrew B. Wilder, Canton, Michigan; and Jill M. (Mark) Winters, Parrish, Florida; five grandchildren, Katherine J. (Andrew) Nicholson M.D., Sarah J. (Shawn) Cantin, Megan (Nicholas) Chornoboy, Erik A. Wilder, and Samantha J. Wilder; as well as three great grandchildren, Matthew and Caleb Nicholson and Felix Cantin.
He was the sixth of 10 children born to Victoria and Andrew J. Wilder and is survived by his older sister, Gladys (Wilder) McKeehan; younger sister, Velma (Wilder) Lipps; and sister-in-law, Georgia Wilder, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Gillis was a Navy veteran having served his country in World War II. He later graduated from the University of Kentucky where he attended on the GI bill and studied electrical engineering.
He worked his career at Giffels Associates and was a registered professional electrical engineer in ten states.
He was an active member of the former Redford Baptist Church in Redford, Michigan, and currently a member of the Greenland Baptist Church in Corbin, where he will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Luke Day officiating. Burial will follow in Ryan Cemetery with military honors.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday at Hart Funeral Home, located at 1011 Master St. in Corbin.
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Published on November 21, 2018
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Vicki (Wilder) Rhine
Nov 25, 2018
Uncle Gillis had a glorious welcoming party the moment he passed from this life...filled with his parents, siblings, friends. I'm sure my parents were right there in the mix! I'm so thankful for the rich heritage of family, faith, & hope that has been passed on by them all. We love you.
Dianne Mcdonald
Nov 24, 2018
Your family has always treated me like family. I am sorry that I am not able to be with you during this sad time. I will always remember your Dads smiling face and him giving the thumbs up when greeted. Hugs to all of you.
Nov 24, 2018
Many prayers to you and the family