Alan Wilder

Alan Brewster Wilder

Saturday, July 2nd, 1949 - Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
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Alan Wilder, aged 71, of Rogers, AR, died on November 10th 2020 with his family at his side at the home of his daughter, Heather Oropeza, while in palliative care for his struggle with cancer.
Alan was born in Shreveport LA July 2, 1949, the son of Buster Edward Wilder and Jean Brewster Ricou Wilder. After graduating from Byrd High School, he attended Louisiana Tech in Ruston LA. He served in the United States Air Force as an aircraft mechanic on C130s during the Vietnam War, in Japan, Vietnam and Cambodia. Upon his return he worked in the oilfields in South Louisiana and Texas before marrying Belinda Ann Fields of Bossier City LA. Pursuing an employment opportunity and following his in-laws he moved his young family to Springdale AR. After an on the job accident he was physically disabled but was able to take a huge responsibility in the raising of his 5 young children. Alan always bragged about his two sets of twins and his life was centered foremost on his family. He will be remembered for his determination, hard work, stubbornness and caring ways. He was so proud of each of his children and devoted to Belinda. Alan always loved music especially when listening to his son play. Alan would encourage him to be a rock star!

Preceded in death by two of their infants, his parents and two brothers, Barry Edward Wilder, and Barton Brewster Wilder, Alan is survived by his loving soul mate and wife of 38 years, Belinda Fields Wilder, daughter Alana Irene Wilder (David Hall) of Rogers, AR, twin daughters Heather Jean Wilder Oropeza (Gonzolo) of Springdale AR and Holly Dean Wilder (Zachary Scott) of Rome, Georgia, twins Zachary O’Dale Wilder of Joplin, Missouri and Breanna Darlin Wilder (Trevor Kirkpatrick) of Rogers AR. Alan is survived by his 4 grandchildren: Anthony Hall, Annabella Ricou Oropeza, Gabriel Santiago Oropeza and Ezekiel Alan Scott. He is also survived by his sister Sidney Jeanne Wilder of Ocean Springs MS, his mother in-law Judith Fields of Lincoln AR, nephew John David Wilder of Vacaville CA, sisters and brothers - in - law, Ricky Fields (Marie), David Fields (Susie) and Judy Gale Blankenship (Lenny).

Visitation with Alan’s family will be held from 4-7pm Thursday November 12th, 2020 at Westfield Chapel Funeral Home, 3236 W. Huntsville Ave, Springdale AR. Funeral services celebrating the life of Alan Brewster Wilder will be held on Friday at 10:30am November 13th, 2020 at St Raphael Catholic Church, Springdale, AR. Burial will be held at National Cemetery in Fayetteville, AR.

Alan and his family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff at Mercy Hospital and each member of the hospice staff from Circle of Life Hospice, Springdale AR for the wonderful care he received in his last days.
The family suggests memorials in Alan's honor may be made to St Raphael Catholic Church, 1386 S. West End St. Springdale, AR 72764 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 12th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, November 12th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Westfield Chapel Funeral Home
    3236 W. Huntsville Ave.
    Springdale, AR 72762
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  • Service

    Friday, November 13th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Friday, November 13th, 2020 10:30am
    St. Raphael Catholic Church
    1386 S. West End St.
    Springdale, AR 72764
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Marvin Bartlett

Posted at 07:25pm
Belinda and family. Sad to hear of Alan's passing. Our prayers are with you.
May God bless you and your family. Thanks for adding the pictures it really brought back memories. Marvin & Judy Bartlett.

Love Always, Sammy

Posted at 09:23am
Alan was a man of honor, and his family was his greatest joy. Your dad will always be remembered for his love and caring ways.
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