Albert “Ab” Wilder, 79, of Letcher, died December 18 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.
A son of the late Millard and Clara Markel Wilder, he was the widower of Lola Slone Wilder.
Surviving are a daughter, Donna K. Wilder and husband Ben; seven sons, Albert Ray Wilder, Lee Wayne Wilder and wife Karen, Robert Wilder and wife Jodie, Paul Wilder and wife Michelle, Ed Wilder and wife Melinda, Jeff Wilder and wife Christine, and O.V. Wilder and wife Peggy Sue; a sister, Carolyn Wilder Evans; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Mr. Wilder was preceded in death by four brothers, O.V. Wilder, Fuston Wilder, Dock Wilder, and Claude Wilder. Funeral services were held December 20 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Wilder family cemetery at Letcher.