John Wilt

John D. Wilt, 71, of Ellamore, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at his home.

He was born Sept. 16, 1941, in Upshur County, a son of Oneta Wilt Stone of Buckhannon.

On Dec. 23, 1961, he married Judy Elaine O’Dell, who preceded him in death April 22, 2010.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son, John D. Wilt Jr. and wife, Crystal, of Ellamore; one granddaughter, Sarah Bender and husband, Anthony, of Ellamore; two sisters, Jean Howard and husband, Roger, of Buckhannon and Betty Beeson and husband, Joe, of Charleston; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Wilt was a parts man for the West Virginia Division of Highways and a member of Sand Run Baptist Church in Excelsior.

Friends will be received Thursday, Jan. 24, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Sand Run Baptist Church in Excelsior. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Donald Butcher officiating. Burial will follow in Sand Run Baptist Church Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.