Gerald (Jerry) Wilds

  • Born: August 24, 1938
  • Died: January 20, 2022
  • Location: Hammond, Louisiana

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

PO Box 2035
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70404
Tel. (985) 345-5801

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gerald (Jerry) Wilds, age 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, January 20, 2022. Jerry was born on August 24, 1938 in Proctorville, Ohio. After graduating from Windsor High School he enlisted in the US Army. He married the love of his life Faye in 1961 and had 3 children. He worked at Conner Steel in West Virginia. He later moved to Louisiana to startup Bayou Steel where he worked and retired after 30 years. His hobbies as a young man were playing music and drag racing. Once retired he turned his attention to restoring classic cars. Jerry was a loving husband and father, cherished and respected by his family and friends. He was a pillar of strength and generously shared his seasoned wisdom.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Leota Wickline; wife, Faye Wilds; daughter, Tonya Wilds; sister, Patty Harris; and brother-in-law, James Dean Gibson.

He is survived by his children, Angela Oubre and husband Bob, and James Eric Wilds and wife Jennifer; grandchildren, Rob, Craig, and Erika Oubre, Ethan Wilds, and Ayndraea, and Aylana Feeney; great grandchildren, Anthony and Emma Oubre, and Jacob Feeney; brother, Gary Adkins; sisters-in-law, Kay Walker and Judy Gibson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

We were so sorry to learn of your loss. My father was Kenny Simpson, Aunt Pecky Leota Wickline's brother. I knew your father and his sister Patty. We all grew up within five miles of the family. You father would come visit my father when he would be in town to visit Aunt Pecky. She was so proud of your father and all that he had done.
May God give you comfort during this time.
Marsha Simpson Estep
201 Township Road 1090
Proctorville, Ohio 45669

Posted by marsha Simpson Estep - proctorville, OH - Family   February 01, 2022

Dear family, You have my sincere condolences for your loss. My only connection is that I had Tonya as a student at Fairland High School. I have thought of her many times over the years. God bless you all.

Posted by richard unroe - crown city, OH - Brother   January 30, 2022

Jerry was a great man and was very much respected.

Posted by Alton Davis - Green Cove Springs, FL - Friend   January 23, 2022