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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • Michael DeWild Obituary

  • Michael Wayne DeWild, 54, of Portland, Texas passed from this life on Feb. 7, 2014.
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  • Michael Wayne DeWild, 54, of Portland, Texas passed from this life on Feb. 7, 2014. Mike was born Aug. 1, 1959 at DeKalb, Ill. to Janie DeWild and the late Dale DeWild. A lover of tractors, he worked for Producer's Tractor Co. and South Texas Implement as well as other John Deere dealerships for many years. Mike loved the Dallas Cowboys and was an avid NASCAR fan and was known as “Kool Breeze” in the fantasy NASCAR circuit. He leaves his wife of 26 years, Chris; a daughter, Jada DeWild of Moline, Ill.; two sons, Adam Gripp of Helena and Chad DeWild of Durant, Iowa; a brother, Rechard DeWild of Moline, Ill.; a sister, Diana Perry of Poplar Grove; his mother, Janie DeWild of Poplar Grove; and a dear friend, Curtis Crip of Elaine. His father, Dale DeWild, preceded him in death. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. A memorial service for Mike DeWild was held Monday, Feb. 17 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in Helena-West Helena.

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