Mr. Teddy Michael Wilder, 38, of Barbourville, passed away Thursday afternoon, August 6, 2020 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was the son of Regina Wilder Gibbs born on June 30, 1982 in Barbourville.
He was a member of the Barbourville Church of God and worked for Kelly Gibson Lawn Mowing Service. Teddy enjoyed animals, especially cats, landscaping, helping neighbors and going to church.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Joe “Ted” and Ethel Cupp Wilder, who helped raise him; stepfather, David Gibbs and a cousin, Ernie Joe Bennett.
Survivors include his loving mother, Regina Gibbs of Barbourville; an aunt, Shiela Wilder Bennett of Bimble; uncles, Ted Wilder and wife, Mickey, of Kettle Island, Joe Wilder and wife, Mary, of Bimble, Harold Wilder of Turkey Creek, Johnny Wilder and wife, Connie, of Davis Bend, a special uncle, Gerald Wilder and wife, Louise, of Barbourville, who raised him like a son; several beloved cousins and other dear relatives and friends.
His funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Saturday, August 8 at 2 P.M. with Rev. Sylvester Dunn and Rev. Keith “Buster” Liford officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Barbourville Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be his cousins. Honorary bearers will be Bill King and Mark Owens.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday after 12 Noon until the funeral hour.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.
Please remember, during the continuing COVID-19 event, capacity restrictions and social distancing guidelines will be followed during all services including the wearing of face coverings as mandated by the Governor of Kentucky for the safety of our families, guests and staff.