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Johnnie Wilder, Jr
Birth: Jul. 3, 1949
Death: May 13, 2006

Musician. Along with his brother Keith Wilder, they formed the group 'Heatwave' in 1975, while serving in the military in Germany. The group later included other members, Ernest Berger, Derek Bramble, Roy Carter, Calvin Duke, Keith Harrison, Eric Johns, Mario Mantese, Rod Temperton, J.D. Nicholas, Jesse Whitten, and William Jones. The group who were together for 9 years, disbanded in 1984, but had several hits including, 'Always And Forver,' and 'Boogie Nights.' The song, 'Boogie Nights,' was later the title of the 2002 film, about the porn industry. The film starred the likes of Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham, and Burt Reynolds. Wilder who was injured in a car accident in 1979, later revived his music career in the late 1980s with the release of a gospel album, entitled, "My Goal." Wilder passed away at the age of 56. (bio by: K) 
Dayton National Cemetery
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 21, Site 103-i
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K
Record added: May 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14301794
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WILDER, Johnnie, Jr. age 56, of Dayton, went home to be with the LORD on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at his residence. A native of Dayton, he was an active member of the Residence Park Church of Christ, and sole founder and owner of the musical group, Heatwave...(Read more)
- kendy49
 Added: Sep. 16, 2015
He was so much more then his music, he served our country~RIP~
- kendy49
 Added: Sep. 15, 2015

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 Added: Jul. 3, 2015
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