April 29, 1939 ~ April 16, 2015
Charles Sanford Wilder, Jr, 75, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015. He was preceded in death by his son, David Montgomery Wilder; parents, Charlie S. Wilder and Gertrude Montgomery Wilder; and sister, Maudine Wilder Hickman. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley Crowe Wilder; daughters, Michele Wilder Atkins & husband, Charles, and Meredith Wilder Retter & husband, Matthew; grandchildren, Dominique Wilder, Charlie Wilder Reed & husband, Alex, Mallory Retter, Meagan Retter, Lexi Atkins, Emily Atkins, Molly Retter; great grandchildren, Luke King, Clarke Reed, Audrey Reed; sister, Erma Wilder Johnson; and numerous nieces & nephews. Charles was a native of Gwinnett County and received the first scholarship in Gwinnett County to play class A football and chose Clemson University. He served on numerous boards for growth & development in Gwinnett County. Charles was a loving, devoted husband, father, and Papa. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Rev. Jessica Terrell officiating. Interment will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. Flowers are accepted, or those desiring may make a donation, in memory of Charles, to the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter, 3850 Tuggle Rd., NE, Buford, GA 30519 or Bethesda United Methodist Church, 444 Bethesda Church Rd., Lawrenceville, GA 30044. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm, Friday, April 17, 2015 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.