Mr. Vernon Harold Wilder, age 91 of Murfreesboro (formerly of Long Beach, California), died Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN.
He was born January 31, 1923 in Long Beach, California and was retired after 41 years of service in the aerospace industry with McDonald - Douglas Corp., and then went to work with AVCO in Nashville, TN.
Mr. Wilder was preceded in death by his son, Larry Wilder; parents, Orville and Lydia Doss Wilder; and several siblings.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Eleanor Vinson Wilder; son, Dr. Ronald (Debbie) Wilder of Littleton, NC; daughter-in-law, Jan Wilder of Tuscan, AZ; sister, Doris Burden of Washington State; grandchildren, Wendy (Jim) Beale of the Washington, DC area and Jason (Karen) Wilder of Westminster, CO; and great-grandchildren, Brett Beale, Mattie Beale, Aden Wilder and Landon Wilder.
Funeral services will be Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10 a.m., in the McMinnville Funeral Chapel. Bro. Nathan Hale and Bro. Charles Williams will officiate. Interment will follow at Blues Hill Cemetery.
The Wilder family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., at McMinnville Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Magness Library Genealogy Department or to the Lively Photography Museum.
McMinnville Funeral Home, (931) 473-6606.