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Gillis Harding Wilder

February 22, 1925 November 19, 2018
Gillis Harding Wilder
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Gillis H. Wilder, Feb. 22, 1925 - Nov. 19, 2018. Formerly of Livonia, MI and currently Corbin, KY. Services will be held at a later date in Kentucky. Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton MI in charge of arrangements. Gillis is survived by his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Alma (Bowes), their six children: Peter D. (Cynthia) Shaw, Fenton, MI; John J. (Dixie) Shaw, Redford, MI; Mary J. (Alfred) Moore, North Bay, Ont. Canada; Stephen G. (Nancy) Wilder, Schaumburg, IL; Andrew B. Wilder, Canton, MI; Jill M. (Mark) Winters, Parrish, FL; 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, 3 great grandchildren, Matthew and Caleb Nicholson and Felix Cantin. He was the sixth of ten 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 WWII and 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 MI and is currently a member of the Greenland Baptist Church of Corbin, KY where he will be greatly missed. Tributes may be shared at

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