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Glenn John Wilds

March 4, 1958 - July 23, 2022

It is with heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing of Glenn John Wilds on July 23, 2022, at the young age of 64. Glenn was born at the Delaware Division of Wilmington Hospital on March 4, 1958.

He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Louise A. Wilds & John S. Wilds.

Glenn graduated in 1976 from Christiana High School, where he was the captain of the swim team. He worked as a lineman at Delaware Seat Company and retired.

Glenn was a devoted husband to his loving wife, Karen E. Wilds, for 34 years. He was an amazing father to their three wonderful children, Jessica Lane (Joseph), Eric Wilds (Emily), Erin Wilds. He has two brothers Mark & Wayne Wilds. He loved spending time with his seven grandchildren, Audrina, Jackson, Corrina , Jacob, Travis, Daniella, & Joseph Jr. His hobbies were spending time at the New Castle Flea Market in the company of his many friends. He liked fishing and crabbing with grandkids, hiking on beaches and parks. He loved watching football, especially the Dallas Cowboys. He listened to Jazz and Rock & Roll. He enjoyed going to NASCAR with his family. Glenn’s preferred pastime was taking the grandchildren to get ice cream. Glenn was known for giving the best nicknames to his family and friends. His generosity of selflessness and kindness had a profound effect on everyone he encountered.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00am to 11:00am on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE where a memorial service will be held at 11:00 am. Interment will be private.

In lieu of donations, the family requests you make a donation to the Food Bank of Delaware, 222 Lake Drive, Newark, DE 19702. Also, we ask for you to take a moment to hug your child, grandchild, sister, brother, mother, father, friend or just take a walk in the woods for a moment, as time waits for no one.

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19 Condolences for Glenn John Wilds

  • Glenn will be greatly miss. Will miss his smile his funny sense of humor. He was a great friend. Ethan is missing him too. He now is in the arms GOD. LOVE to you and family

  • Glenn you will be missed praying for the family

  • So sorry for your loss. Glenn was a good guy I really liked him an his sense of humor. Sending you all my love an hugs. Let me know if anything I can do.

  • My deepest condolences to Karen an the entire family. Glenn was a special person an my last visit with him was July 4th at his brother Mark’s house we all laughed an had a great time when we didn’t see Glenn in house by food bar we would find him on porch playing with his grandchildren he will be truly missed Fly high with the Angels my friend.

  • Missing You Bad my Brother & Best Friend. I will remember all the good times growing up & Family get togethers with you. Now I don’t have you to share our Birthday every March 4th with. You had Dad’s sense of humor & making up nicknames for everybody. You were Dad’s Son!

  • Karen I am so sorry to hear your loss of Glenn!! My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family at this time!!

  • I must say we all lost a wonderful man on July 23rd. Glenn was one of the kindest, thoughtful, caring person I’ve ever known. I am blessed to have known him. He was a GREAT friend who I will miss seeing and talking to every weekend at the market. He ALWAYS looked out for me.

  • Dear Wilds Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. All the years Mark and I worked together, he always talked about his family and the birthdays and holidays. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Karen, Jess, Eric, and Erin, may your memories give you strength to get through this. Glen was such a special man who loved and adored his family and friends. 17 years being a neighbor, always a wave or a stop to say hello, this man would give the shirt off his back to make sure you were ok and was always there to help. You earned those wings, just wish it hadn’t been so soon.
    Hugs to you all,
    The Johnston Family

  • To Karen and your family –
    Glenn will truly be missed in the neighborhood. Sincerest condolences and prayers. God bless.

  • We will miss glenn.he would stop by on Sundays for a visit.he would talk so fondly of his kids and grandkids.Praying for the family.

  • It is with great sadness to loose such a wonderful guy so young. Our deepest condolences go out to the family, Karen and his friends. We sure will miss him at some of the neighborhood gatherings on Washington Court. Keep him forever in your hearts, as memories and his kindness never go away.

  • Many fond memories of Glenn from his years at CHS. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

  • For Glenn Wilds

    On July 23rd we all lost a very special person. Those of us who knew him well would certainly agree he was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He was Jo Jo’s buddy. To me and my family he was a good friend.
    I met Glen more than six years ago at the Farmers Market. Over the years I came to appreciate his knowledge for the value of things in areas that I was unfamiliar. He was appreciative and familiar with the worth of so many eclectic items—shells and sea glass, artwork, designer clothing, jewelry, coins, and tools—to name a few. Glen was an expert at repurposing. He turned his “treasure hunts” each week into ways of helping people get the things they were looking for. Glen used to say, “Remember, it’s only a dollar.”
    Glen and Karen welcomed me into their home just about every Thursday to see what Glen had found. Often Jerry, Laura, Juliet and Brent (when he could get off work) would come, too. While looking at Glen’s treasures, we also had the opportunity to talk about our lives. One thing I can say about Glen for sure is that he loved his family and was so proud of every one of them.
    To help me write our remembrance of Glen, I asked each of the members of my family what words they would use to describe him and the way they felt about him. Jerry said he was happy-go-lucky, loyal, physically active, and family oriented. Laura described Glen as kind, generous, authentic, caring, and compassionate. Brent used the words resourceful and thoughtful, and added that Glen looked out for everyone. Juliet cried.
    Glen, thank you for sharing your family with me. Whether times were good or bad, you listened, gave advice, and after talking with you I always decided that things weren’t as bad as I had thought. I am reminded of the words from a song:
    “Thank you for being a friend.
    Travel down the road and back again.
    Your heart is true, you’re a pal and a confidant.”

    Thank you for being my friend.

  • To Karen and Family,
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Glenn was such a wonderful person and great neighbor and will be greatly missed.
    – The Daliessio Family

  • I am very sorry for Glens families loss and my friend Mark. I will keep you all in my prayers.
    Dan Kalista
    8/1/22

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I know that his life was blessed with his family and friends. Glenn was loved and I really don’t know what more you can ask for in your life. Where “the only measure of your words and your deeds is the love you leave behind when you are gone.” My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • My Deepest condolences my friend may God guide your steps We Love you Jess your bonus family ..
    Psalm 34:18. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
    Psalm 147:3. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

    -T

  • Karen,
    My deepest condolences to you you and your children. Peace to Glenn’s memory and peace to your hearts.
    Fondly, Tracy.