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Altus E. Wilder III

Obituary for Altus E. Wilder III

October 14, 1944 - September 14, 2017
Denison, Texas | Age 72


Altus E. Wilder III, passed away on September 14, 2017 at MD Anderson Cancer Center surrounded by his wife and children after a long battle with leukemia. Altus was born in Austin, TX on October 14, 1944 to Altus E Wilder II and Lillian Aldridge Wilder. He was preceded in death by, his parents, Altus E. Wilder II and Lillian Aldridge Wilder. Altus is survived by his best friend ~ his 'date' ~ his loving wife of 21 years, Marian Lowrance Wilder; son, Altus Plunkett-Wilder (Chizuko), son, Robert Plunkett (Keiko), son, Shawn Michael Ricehouse (Cassia); daughter, Carrie DeAnn Amerman (Matt); sister, Elaine Walters (Jim); grandchildren, Travus and Austin Wilder, Lynn, Mei and Julie Plunkett, Luiz, Michael, Camile and Connor Ricehouse, Nolan and West Amerman.

Al graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Business and Accounting and started his vast business career with Touche-Ross and then at First National Bank of Dallas, which was the largest bank in Texas at the time. Al spent over 35 years in banking, surety and other entepreneural businesses, with the last 23 in surety bonding. He also served on the Board of Directors of several banks, energy companies, property and casualty insurance companies and a hospital. He was a Certified Public Accountant and taught at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and also where he received his Master's Degree from the School of Banking. In 1986 he founded Victore Insurance Company and served as it's Chief Executive Officer and Chairman until he sold the company and retired in 2009.

In retirement he and his wife Marian have spent a beautiful life together living in a lake house at Lake Texoma, loving and spoiling children and grandchildren and traveling the world together with his wife and many dear friends. He filled his children with wisdom, jokes, and crazy magic tricks. Al was a wise man, Mensa smart, with a wicked sense of humor, he offered wise council and advice to so many. His most important piece of information to his children and grandchildren, 'pay attention', as his father had taught him. Al and Marian found their most important home of all at Legacy Bible Church in Denison TX and were baptized together on November 6, 2016. There he walked in faith hand in hand with his wife and so many loving brothers and sisters in Christ.

You were loved and admired by so many, we hand you over to our Lord with heavy hearts dear Altus.

Graveside services on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Mission North Cemetery, San Antonio, TX. Officiated by Elder Ashby Porter

A memorial service will be held at Legacy Bible Church, Denison TX on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11:00am. Officiated by Pastor Garner Simpkins

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions can be made to the Leukemia Association at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas.

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