Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

200 Southeast Maynard Road, Cary, NC


M. Sam Wilder

March 10, 1924January 6, 2020

M. Sam Wilder, 95, of Wilmington, formerly of Raleigh, passed away peacefully on January 6, 2020. Sam was born March 10, 1924 to the late Milton Ashley Wilder and Myrtis Hutchins Wilder. He attended Broughton High School and the University of Oklahoma. After a long career in management with the US Postal Service in Raleigh, he joined his wife of 39 years, Jacquelyn, in real estate which eventually led them to Wilmington, NC. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, his family, and the many pets he provided them over the years.

Besides his parents, he was preceded by his first wife, Esther Lupo Wilder. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Barbara Wilder (Reece), Sue Rouse (Don), and Sammie Hannon (Jack), grandchildren, Brian Rouse (Kara), and Susan Taylor (Nick), and great-grandchildren, Easton and Evelyn Rouse and Poppy and Maddox Taylor as well as several nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service and internment at Raleigh Memorial Park were conducted by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, PO Box 78851, Phoenix, AZ. Or a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements with Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, NC.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, January 11, 2020


M. Sam Wilder

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Karen Schaler

January 7, 2020

Dear Wilder family,
Holding your entire family in prayer
Over the loss of Uncle Sam.
I hope all of you will find security and happiness with your memories of a
Very special man.

Love, Karen