Bryan Gene Wild, 28
Bryan Gene Wild, son of Rodney and Bettsie Wild, passed away in his sleep on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. He was 28 years old.
A celebration of Bryan’s life will be held at 6 p.m. Jan, 7 at Chugiak High School.
Bryan was born in Fairbanks on Aug, 2, 1986.
The family requests that everyone who played hockey with or coached Bryan to wear their jerseys to the service.
According to the family, as soon as Bryan could stand he was walking, and as soon as he could walk he was skating. His love for all things hockey led to playing Juniors in Canada, and then coaching and mentoring countless others.
Bryan’s other great love was flying. He started his career flying small aircraft, graduating from flight school, and eventually earning the distinction of Captain for Penn-Air. Bryan was a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, and companion — his was an incredible presence in many, many lives.
His family wrote: “While his physical presence is now gone; Bryan’s kind heart, trademark integrity, strength of character, sense of humor, and remarkably loving disposition will live on in the hearts of his many friends and family members forever. Bryan’s beautifully warm smile and strong hugs easily brightened even the darkest of days--during this time his family asks that we embrace each other in the spirit of love and light that was Bryan Gene Wild.”
Bryan is survived by his parents, Bettsie and Rodney Wild; his siblings, Miranda, Lena, and Talon Wild, and Ashley, Marissa, and Kianna King; grandparents, Ron and Sharon Wild, Walt and Barb Swafford, and Patt Garrett; great-grandparents, Troy Garrett and Georgia Fay Nicholas; uncles, Walt Swafford and Randy Wild; godmother, Kathy Jolley; and many loved and adored cousins, extended family and friends.