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Dennis Wild

August 9, 1949 — February 21, 2022

Dennis Ray Wild passed away February 21, 2022 at the age of 72. He was born in 1949 to Elvira and Arthur Wild in Yoakum, Texas. Dennis grew up in the Cheapside and Cuero communities until just after high school.

When he was around 19 years old, he moved to Alpine, Texas with work. While working road construction he found an interest is engineering and design. That passion led him to work with the City of Austin as an Electrical Designer. After getting married to Janis Kay Wheeler in 1977 the couple moved to Cedar Park until he retired from the City of Austin after 25 years.

Once retired they moved to Smithville and opened Wilds’s Antiques. In 2016 Dennis and Janis moved to the country just the other side of Cistern. Living in the country opened the path to raising cattle.

Dennis enjoyed living outside of the city. He enjoyed spending time with his cows, shooting guns, jazzercise, and cruising. He also loved to dance, go antiquing and the more than occasional dark beer.

Dennis is survived by his wife of 45 Janis Kay Wild; sister, Barbara Wild Kuester; and brother, Darrel Wild and family.


Services to celebrate the life of Dennis Ray Wild will be held at a later date.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a pulmonary fibrosis or cancer research charity of your choice.



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