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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
  • Obituary: Roy Wild

  • Roy Wild, 92, long time New Boston resident, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at The Groves, Independence.
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  • Roy Wild, 92, long time New Boston resident, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at The Groves, Independence.
    Graveside services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014, in New Boston Cemetery, New Boston, under the direction of Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home, Brookfield. There will be no scheduled visitation.
    Memorials to Groves Community Hospice may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628.
    Roy Edwin, was born January 16, 1922 in New Boston, son of Frank and Katie (Freisinger) Wild.
    Roy was a US Army Air Force veteran and served in France during World War II.  He was a Professor of Mathematics at UCLA and later worked at Douglas Aircraft helping to design DC-7 and DC-8 planes.
    Survivors include his brother, Barney Wild and wife, Betty, Independence; and 12 nieces and nephews and other relatives.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Joe Longl and one sister, Lillie Knapp.

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