Richard Wild

Richard Wild

Richard Wild, 81, of Mounds, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born on Oct. 16, 1940, in Valmeyer, the son of Louis and Verda May Thompson Wild.

Mr. Wild was a retired mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. 

He loved teaching Bible studies and Sunday School. He was deacon in the First Baptist Church of Mound City. He loved his church family; they were very special to him. 

He also loved gathering every morning at a local restaurant to have coffee with his very special friends. This was the highlight of his day, and all appointments would need to be scheduled around this event. 

Survivors include his wife, Elaine; daughters Sherry (Kenny) Meadows of Villa Ridge, Juliet Jackson and Johnetta LaMar of St. Louis and Jill (Chip) Bulgin of Baltimore, Md.; son Joshua (Kim) Jackson of St. Louis; one sister, Patsy Rundles of Alton; one brother, Harry Wild of Anna; granddaughters Christiana Bulgin, Rebecca (Robert) Wilson and Susan (Marc) Stout; grandsons Mitchell Jackson, Austin Davis, Benjamin Jackson, Drew Jackson, Garrett Bulgin and Riley Powell; special niece Nancy Powell of Mound City; special sister-in-law Marcella Dockins of Cape Girardeau; special cousin Harold McNelly of Thebes; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Jean Wild; his parents; three sisters, JoAnn, Karen and Shirley; one brother, Kenny Wild; special nephew Steve Powell; and daughter and son-in-law Sandy and Wayne French.  

Funeral services were at noon Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Crain Funeral Home in Cairo. Interment followed the service at the Mound City National Cemetery, with military honors accorded. 

Crain Funeral Home in Cairo was in charge of arrangements.

To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

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