Born in Hampshire, England, he was at the son of the late Herbert and Josephine (Kinnane) Wild.
He was a US Veteran having served with the Army Air Force.
He worked as the Coordinator of Curriculum for the Oswego City School District for many years. He enjoyed going for walks and meeting people.
Surviving are his children, Cynthia (Richard) Somers of Oswego; Michael Wild of Arizona; Steven (Susan) Wild of Oswego; Daniel (Susan) Wild of Oswego; Robert Wild of Oregon; Gary (Elizabeth) Wild of Webster; Bruce (Diane) Wild of S.C.; fifteen grandchildren, Casey Wild, Ryan Wild, Thomas Wild, David Wild, Victoria Wild, Elizabeth Wild, Kellye Buckalew, Olivia Wild, John Wild, Adam Wild, Jacob Wild, Nicholas Wild, Alexander Somers, Kelci Somers and Josh Somers. six great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife Marion (Young) Wild in 2008.
A Funeral Service will be held 2PM Friday, October 12th at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 West Albany St. Oswego.