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OBITUARY: Harold ‘Tex’ Thomas Wilder, 72, of Marble Falls dies Nov. 8, 2013

Harold “Tex” Thomas Wilder passed away Nov. 8, 2013, at the age of 72. He was born in the gas station of his parents, Harold and Florence Wilder, in Hartshorne, Okla., on Nov. 15, 1940.

He graduated from Stephen F Austin University in 1964 with a degree in forestry. He served three years in the U.S. Army, specializing in intelligence.

In 1967, he worked for the Texas Forest Service before starting a distinguished 34-year career at Houston Lighting and Power. He served terms as president of two professional organizations: the International Society of Arbiculture, Texas Chapter, and the Utility Arborists.

He retired in Marble Falls in 2001.

He is survived by his wife, Ann; daughter, Suzzette Wilder of Seattle; grandson, Zachary Perry; sister, Sharon Pierce; brothers, George and Steve Wilder; seven nieces and nephews and their children; numerous cousins; and a huge and widespread family of friends.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and loving and steadfast friend. His incredible generosity, charming wit and humor and the mischievous sparkle in his eye will be greatly missed by family, friends and acquaintances.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.