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Hugh "Buck" Wilder

December 24, 1949 — April 30, 2022

Hugh "Buck" Wilder

Augusta, GA – Hugh Andrew Wilder “Buck” passed away Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta at the age of 72.

Born December 24, 1949, Hugh was preceded in death by his parents, Vivion Andrew Wilder and Marjorie Prescott Wilder. He is survived by his wife Kathy, two sons Andrew “Drew”, Whit (Erin), daughter Erin Hooker (Mike), four grandchildren Michael, Madden, Ellie-Kate, and Lilly-Grace, sister Rose Marie Burns (Gene), sister-in-law Phyllis DuBose, niece Pam Rogers, and nephew Greg Burns. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, and friend.

Buck was educated at Mayewood High School and Midstate Medical before being drafted into the Army where he served in the Vietnam War. He retired from the V.A. with 42 years of dedicated federal service. He will definitely be remembered by his unfailing work ethic.

The great outdoors was his heaven on earth. His passion was his family, hunting, and fishing.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 A.M., until the time of the service at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at
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