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Jason Ryan Wilds

Sep. 4, 1972 – Feb. 8, 2022

Jason Ryan Wilds of Fishers, Indiana passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in his sleep on Feb. 8, 2022. 

Mr. Wilds was born on Sep. 4, 1972, and in his 49 years on this earth, had more positive impact on the people around him than most of us can ever hope to have.

He worked for 18 years in Sales & Marketing for Samsung Telecommunications, where his effortless ability to build relationships and make others feel validated and well taken care of made him pretty much a rock star at his job.  But there’s no question that he always felt his first and most important job was to be an awesome husband and dad.  He gets an “Excellence Achieved” rating on that performance review.

The truth is that Mr. Wilds created “family” everywhere he was involved.  Our neighborhood will never be the same without his helpfulness, crazy antics and firepit nights.  The Fishers Running Club has lost a leader, mascot and the most supportive finisher in the books.  His volunteer work with Million Meal Movement and so many other organizations, from vehicle service ministries to working with junior high kids at church (and that takes bravery) was a highlight of his reputation.

It will sound like gushing, but if you knew him, you know that there is no exaggeration in the statement that he was one of the most generous, loving, funny guys you knew.  In his presence, you were the best of yourself.   Truth told, Mr. Wilds was just born to be a great guy – he led from a place of kindness no matter what and always prized having a patient, gentle, easy-going approach to life.

But he would want it clearly known that beyond his natural gift for being awesome, the inner light that fueled him was his love for Jesus, and his mission to “love his neighbor as himself”.  We know exactly where his spirit is now.  He is with God and has heard the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

He will be incredibly missed by his wife of 23 years, Becca, and his sons, Brayton and Christian.  A large extended family beyond his beloved “core of four” is also grieving his loss.  His mother, father, sister and brother and a host of in-laws, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews were all the beneficiary of his warmth, easy laugh and joyful personality.

Please join us to remember him and send him off in style. 

Visitation is scheduled to be held Thu., Feb. 17, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a service scheduled at 7 p.m. at Grace Church, 5504 E 146th Street in Noblesville. A reception will follow the service at the church.

Note:  Please come comfortably dressed.  He would absolutely laugh if you feel the need to dry clean a suit or wear heels to see him off.

We would prefer that you support one of the following organizations Jason loved.

  • Million Meal Movement, http://www.millionmealmovement.org …In honor of Jason’s calling to serve those who are marginalized.
  • Fishers Running Club, https://runsignup.com/Club/IN/Fishers/FishersRunningClub  …In honor of Jason’s passion to Run, Walk, Crawl, Finish.
  • Hamilton County Humane Society, http://www.hamiltonhumane.com …In honor of Jason’s best buddies – Sam, Cayla, Ava, Biff & Wally
  • World Vision, http://www.worldvision.org …In honor of Jason’s desire to never see children go without basic needs.

Condolences can be made online at www.randallroberts.com.