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Mr. Leon ("Pookie") Wilder, Jr.

February 5, 1961 ~ September 20, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old

Mr. Leon Wilder, Jr. Obituary

Reflections of Life

Leon Wilder, who we all knew as “Pookie,”was born February 5, 1961, to Leon Sr., and Doris Wilder…

Pookie was an amazing man, son, father, brother, uncle and friend. He loved everyone and everyone loved him. A handyman indeed, his father taught him how to do many things. He loved to cook but mechanical work was his main trade. 

If something ever went wrong with your car, we called “Pookie”.  He might not get it right the first time but that never stopped people from coming back because they knew he would get it right.

He recently started his own business “Pookie’s Automotive”.  No job was too big or too small for him: If you had the money he was on his way or he worked with you. Leon Jr. was the Mr. Jack of all Trades!

A ladies’ man… At least that’s what he said he was, Pookie loved the women, and the women loved them some Pookie.  He swore up and down he was the finest playa walking, kept a smile on his face and he wasn’t hard to miss because whatever car he was in whether it was the Cadillac or the pickup truck, he had his arm hanging out the window, playing some blues and honking that horn.

Good memories are what everyone should have of him, for all the love he had for others especially his children. He was always on the highway going to Columbia to see his children, grandchildren and other friends, which was like his second home.

Pookie joins his son Leon lll (PeeWee); his parents Leon Sr., and Doris; four sisters, Angela, Sharon, Denise and  Lori; one brother, Shawn; grandmother, Daisy Ericks; uncle, Map; two nieces, Kala and Ann, who all preceded him in his transition.

He leaves to cherish his memories his three children, Sophia, Matthew, and Lee’Lan; three siblings - two sisters Mary and Danyel; one brother, Robert “Gene”; his fiancé Alisa Cockrell; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, and friends who all loved him so deeply…..


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October 2, 2023

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