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Jerry T. Wildes

June 23, 1929 ~ May 16, 2022 (age 92)

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Jerry T. Wildes, 92

Lowellville - Jerry T. Wildes, 92, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022, at his daughter's home surrounded by his loving family. 

Jerry was born June 23, 1929 in Barnesville, OH, son of the late Frank and Octavia (Kemp) Wildes.

He attended Struthers High School and served in the U.S. Air Force.  

After his time in the military, Jerry returned to the Mahoning Valley. He worked for Poland Township Road Department for 12 years, before retiring in 1995. 

Jerry was a member of the Lowellville United Methodist Church.   He could speak several different languages and enjoyed studying American History.  

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Jerry enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.     

Jerry is survived by five children, June L. (Jeff Jackson) Lewis, Jerry T. (Kelly) Wildes Jr, Joyce A. (Glenn) Wilson, Jeffrey R. (Lori) Wildes, all from Lowellville, and  Janice M. (John Branch) Yoakam of New Middletown; nine grandchildren, David (Kim) Lewis, Gina (Bill) Panzott, Casey (Adam) Englebaugh, Toni Lynn (Ron Burkholder) Lanterman, Kim (Brad) Doyle, Jason (Katie) Wilson, Jessica (Mike Boone) Wildes, Leslie (Randy) Daniels, Corey (Taylor Kutsch) Yoakam; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter, Haven; and several nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.   

Besides his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, the former Helen D. DiLullo, whom he married on August 4, 1951 and died September 3, 2013; a  brother and sister-in-law, Fred  (Rose) Wildes; and a sister and brother-in-law, Reba (Alfred) Conaway.

Family and friends may call on Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, 11 Spring Street in Struthers.  There will be a funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Kathryn Adams officiating.   Interment will take place at Lowellville Cemetery.

The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to  Lowellville United Methodist Church, 190 W. Wood Street, Lowellville, OH  44436 in memory of Jerry.  

Please visit to share memories and online condolences with Jerry's family. 


May 21, 2022

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Davidson-Becker Funeral Home
11 Spring Street
Struthers, OH 44471

Funeral Service
May 21, 2022

11:00 AM
Davidson-Becker Funeral Home
11 Spring Street
Struthers, OH 44471


Lowellville United Methodist Church
190 W. Wood Street, Lowellville OH 44436

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