Wayne Allen Wild passed away peacefully on December 20, 2023, at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Humboldt, TN at the age of 77. He was born on October 10, 1945, in New Jersey. Wayne's dedication to his craft and his unwavering faith made a lasting impact on those around him.
After graduating from Union University with a bachelor's degree, Wayne embarked on a remarkable career as an artist. His intricate engravings adorned countless pieces of weaponry, showcasing both his technical skill and artistic vision. Wayne's work was admired by many, and it brought joy to those who saw the meticulous craftsmanship he poured into each creation.
While Wayne excelled in his profession, it was his faith that truly defined him. Following the Vietnam War, he found solace in discovering Jesus Christ. His spiritual journey led him to become a devoted member of Woodland Baptist Church. Wayne's fellowship with his church family provided him with a sense of belonging and purpose.
During the war, Wayne demonstrated immense bravery and selflessness. He volunteered to go on a rescue mission and was ambushed and shot. Considered a war hero for his valorous actions during this rescue attempt, Wayne's sacrifice will forever be remembered by his fellow servicemen.
In addition to his professional achievements and military service, Wayne had a passion for studying scripture. He delved deep into Scripture and sought understanding in the teachings of the Bible. His dedication to studying Scripture served as an inspiration to others and showcased his sincere desire to grow spiritually.
Wayne is survived by his loving church family who supported him throughout his life. Though he has departed from this world, memories of his artistic talent, unwavering faith, and selfless service will continue to live on in the hearts of all who knew him.
A graveside service will be held on December 26, 2023, at the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads in Wildersville, TN. The service will begin at 1:30 PM to honor and remember Wayne's life. Family, friends, and all touched by his remarkable journey are invited to attend this final tribute.
Wayne Allen Wild will forever be remembered as an artist who brought beauty to the world through his engravings, a devoted follower of Christ who found solace in his faith, and a brave war hero who selflessly risked his life for others. He now has rest with the Lord, Jesus.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gideons International at gideons.org/donate.
Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 W. University Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305, 731.668.1111, www.arringtonfuenraldirectors.com