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Bert Cecil Wylds, 89, of Spotsylvania County passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at Amerisist Assisted Living in Orange County.
Born Jan. 30, 1923, in Augusta, Ga., he was the son of the late Henry Grady Wylds and Margaret Hoy Wylds. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lynette Stevens Wylds.
Mr. Wylds was a retired World War II Navy veteran with 25 years of service. After his retirement from the Navy, he taught at the U.S. Naval Academy for 21 years.
He is survived by two daughters, Sharon Dailor of Florida and Lynette W. Prescott and husband Randy of Spotsylvania; grandson Jeffery Prescott of Glen Allen; and a great-granddaughter.
Interment will be in Augusta at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in his name to the Orange County Animal Shelter, 11362 Porter Road, Orange, Va. 22960.
Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family with arrangements.