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William B. Wilt passed away into a new life on Feb. 14, 2013 in Tucson, Ariz. He was born in Dallas, Texas, on April 28, 1931, the only child of William I. and Dorothy Diamond Haralson Wilt. He was an Army Korean War Veteran. He was a graduate of The Ohio State University with his BS and Master's Degree in Education. He taught Speech, Drama and English for 31 years in the Columbus, OH School System at South High and Brookhaven. Parking Lot Supervisor for 20 years for OSU sports. He was a member of Sons of the American Revolution Benjamin Franklin Chapter (SAR), Neoacacia Masonic Lodge #595, Aladdin Shrine and First Families of Darke County, Ohio. He was also a member of Trinity Episcopal Church Columbus, OH, and St. Francis in the Valley, Green Valley, AZ.

He married Connie Teaford Wilt on July 25,1959, and is survived by her and their two daughters, Kirsta Lea Meadows (Kevin) of Jacksonville, NC, and Mista Kay Wilt of Milwaukee, WI; two grandsons, Michael Meadows (Trina) and Nicholas Meadows (Jennifer) and seven great-grandchildren, Noah, Christian, Hannah, Justin, Thomas, Micaiden and Taytum. Also surviving are niece Tamara Teaford Williams (Greg) Philadelphia, PA; Timothy Teaford of Pierre, SD; and sister-in-law Joann Teaford of Wisconsin and Florida. Preceding him in death was grandson Benjamin Meadows and brother in-law Norman Baker Teaford.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. at St. Francis in the Valley Episcopal Church. Another service will happen in Columbus, OH, and he will be buried in the Palestine Cemetery in Darke County, OH, at a later date.

Memorial Contributions can be made to St. Francis in the Valley, 600 S. La Canada Drive, Green Valley, AZ 85614; the , 3003 S. Country Club Road, Tucson, AZ 85713; or Ohio State University Foundation, College of Education HE, 1480 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43221.

Published in Green Valley News & Sun on Feb. 20, 2013
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