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Charles F. Wilder, III

Charles F. Wilder, III

July 5, 1965 - July 11, 2020     Age: 55

Charles F. Wilder, III age 55 of Yulee, FL passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at his home.

He was born in Fernandina Beach, Florida to Charles Fletcher Wilder, Jr. and Donna Maria Worthington Arsenault.

Charles was a lifelong resident of the area and was owner/operator of Wilder Electric.  In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his girls, who were the light of his life, fishing and Gator Football.  Charles was a loving father and would spend every waking moment making sure his daughters were happy.

He was an active member of Mercy Hill Church.

He leaves behind his daughters, Bella and Charlee Wilder of Yulee, Florida; his mother, Donna Arsenault and her husband John of Fernandina Beach, Florida; his father Charles Fletcher Wilder, Jr. and his wife Jennie of Yulee, Florida; his siblings, Valerie Platt and her husband  “Jeepie” of Yulee, Florida, Darryl Wilder of Jacksonville, Florida, Shannon Little and her husband Robbie of Yulee, Florida, Stacey Benton and Christine Arsenault and her husband Jim of Chilhowie, Virginia; his grandmother Dorothy Schwager of Fernandina Beach, Florida and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

His family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Springhill Baptist Church.

He will be laid to rest in Wilder Cemetery.

14 Condolences

  • KATHY COFFEY (MCGALLIARD) Posted July 13, 2020 12:04 pm


  • Cindy Posted July 13, 2020 2:11 pm

    The world was a better and brighter place because of Charles. He was a wonderful and kind person and will be greatly missed.

  • Charles B Clemons Posted July 13, 2020 5:04 pm

    R.I.P my friend I enjoyed having a friend like you. I always seen a smile on your face. Until we meet again.

  • Nola Ann Crews Horne Posted July 13, 2020 8:34 pm

    Go Fly High On That Mountain, son…I could not believe it when my daughter Renae told me. I am praying for your whole family and I am so very sorry. You will never be forgotten.

  • Bud and Carolyn Lee Posted July 13, 2020 9:26 pm

    so very sorry for your loss your family is in our prayers

  • Dorothy and John Ogilvie Posted July 13, 2020 10:05 pm

    Very sorry for your loss may God walk with you in your time of sorrow and comfort you

  • Diana Bakai Posted July 13, 2020 10:21 pm

    I am so very sorry for the loss of such a dear and wonderful man. Just the handful of times I spent with your family over the past several years, I could tell what a Blessing he was, especial to those two little girls. They most assuredly, without a doubt were the Light of His Life 💕 I will miss his presence. Much Love and Prayers to All of You 💕

  • Nancy D Posted July 14, 2020 9:44 am

    So sorry for your loss. Went to school with all three of the children. Gone too soon
    God bless

  • JL Brown Jr Posted July 14, 2020 11:42 am

    So very sorry for your loss. Went to school with all three of the children. Gone too soon
    God bless

  • Dennis Scott Posted July 14, 2020 1:01 pm

    The taketh a good man and never ready to say good bye,but find comfort in our Lord and savior! Live today as if it was our last knowing that he has prepared a place in heaven if we abide,worship and surrender our souls to our master!! Rest well my friend, God bless the family!!

  • Darrell and Jean Henn Posted July 14, 2020 9:21 pm

    To Donna from jean and whitey we didn’t know Charles but please accept our condolences we are sorry we know how it hurts to bury a child we think they should out live us,our prayers are with the whole family..

  • Lynda Dugan Posted July 15, 2020 7:21 am

    To Valerie Platt, I am so sorry for your loss. In time, you will be able to breathe again and rejoice in the memories and love that you have for your brother. You will smile again. My prayers are with you and your family during this hard time.

  • Joyce Shepperd Posted July 15, 2020 5:48 pm

    Dear Donna, my heart breaks for you at the loss of your son. We never expect our children to die before us and it leaves an emptiness that only God can heal. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to your and your family.

  • Karen Wallace Posted July 16, 2020 2:18 am

    My condolence to his beautiful baby girls and his beautiful wife may you guys find peace and love throughout this difficult time just know our Jesus Christ will guide you through this and one day y’all will see him again my prayers are with them babies and you.

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