William Jerald Wildman, known affectionately as Jerry, passed away on November 27, 2023, at the age of 81. Born on October 30, 1942, Jerry lived a life filled with adventure and dedication.
In his early twenties, Jerry served in the Airforce, proudly defending his country. Following his service, he embarked on a remarkable career as an Electrical Engineer for Lockheed Martin, where he dedicated 25 years of his professional life. His work took him around the world, allowing him to fulfill his passion for travel alongside his beloved wife.
Jerry had a deep appreciation for automobiles and enjoyed every opportunity to indulge in his love for them. He was also an avid football enthusiast, finding joy in cheering for his favorite, Alabama “Roll Tide”. However, his greatest source of happiness came from spending time with his cherished grandkids, engaging in playful activities, and creating lasting memories during family reunions.
Jerry’s warm and loving nature extended beyond his immediate family. He leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion, survived by his beloved wife Deborah Wildman, his son Cody J. Wildman (Andrea), and his daughter Brandy Flores. He was a proud grandfather to seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services for Jerry will include a private family viewing, where loved ones can bid their final farewells. During this difficult time, Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service of Washington, NC is honored to serve the Wildman family, providing comfort and support.
Jerry’s passing leaves a void in the hearts of all who knew him. His commitment to his work, his unwavering love for his family, and his zest for life will forever be remembered. May his soul rest in eternal peace.