May 19, 1924 – September 3, 2019
J B Wilder, age 95, of Auburn Hills, went peacefully to be with the Lord, September 3, 2019. J B was born on May 19, 1924 in Pineville, Kentucky, son of the late Dewey and Nancy Wilder. He married Doris Cornelius in 1946, and they enjoyed 54 years of marriage until she passed in 2000. J B is survived by his daughter Denise (Steven) Moffett; granddaughters Stephanie Moffett and Samantha (Jonathan) Moffett-Goike. In addition to his wife and parents, J B was preceded in death by a son, Terry Wilder in 1967, a brother Fred Wilder and a sister, Novella Hunley. J B was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He was employed for over 30 years at G.M. Truck & Coach, retiring in 1984. He was also a lifelong member of Rochester Hills Baptist Church. Funeral service will be held Friday, September 6, 2019, 10 a.m. at the Pixley Funeral Home, 3530 Auburn Road, Auburn Hills. Rev. Steven Moffett, J B’s son in law, will officiate the service. Interment at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Friday, 9:30 to 10.
- Funeral Service Friday, September 6, 2019
- Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2019
- Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019
September 5, 2019
Mr. Wilder was a wonderful and Godly man. Ever Sunday and Wednesday I would see him amd give him a hug.... Always a smile on his face. He called me Sunshine when I was a little girl. So much love for everyone. He did not care if he was out of tune he sang every song, every note, every word..... He is with the Lord now! You will be missed Mr. Wilder!
September 4, 2019
I love my dad and I guess, like me, most people think their dad's "the best." But if I couldn't have my own dad and had to choose, J.B. Wilder WOULD BE MY DAD. This man is the kindest, gentlest, sweetest man, and he has loved on others and shown the love of Christ his entire life. When we first started going to the same church, he and Doris invited our family over for dinner. We had roots in common...all from Kentucky...and we became lifelong friends. I will miss you, dear sweet JB "Dad" Wilder.
Jim & Patricia Owens
September 4, 2019
We enjoyed many wonderful visits at JB and Doris's home. JB was quite a joker and liked to tease all of us. He had a great sense of humor.
JB was a wonderful Godly man. His faithful example will never be forgotten.
He will be missed on this Earth.
Thank God for our hope of Heaven!