Obituary Edward B. Wilder

Edward B. Wilder, 96, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Peak Resources Pinelake.

Edward was a native of Perquimans County, born December 15, 1923. He was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather. Ed worked for International Harvester in Asheboro, (Holt-Rooks) and later with International Harvester, in Sanford; as a mechanic on farm equipment and cub cadets.  During his retirement, Ed continued to restore cub cadets and help others with small equipment repairs.  He was a beloved member of Putnam Friends Church.  Ed loved serving the Lord and was a blessing to everyone he met.  His smile was shared freely with everyone. He was a son of the late Henry Clayton and Doris Smith Wilder and was preceded in death by wife: Josephine Phillips Wilder.

Ed is survived by daughter: Paticia Joan McGraw, of Carthage;  grandsons: Stephen Douglas Cain, Patrick Edward Owens; great grandchildren: Ashleigh, Douglas, Brianna, Jacob; great great grandchildren: Michael, James, Kaiden; many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Graveside service will be Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM  at  Putnam Friends Church Cemetery, with the Reverend Robert Kidd officiating. The body will lie in state from 9:00 AM till 12:30 Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Kennedy Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Putnam Friends Church, 136 Putnam Church Road, Carthage, NC 28327.

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wilder Family.

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