|Birth: ||Dec. 6, 1926|
|Death: ||Aug. 30, 2005|
Donald Lee Wilt of Dallas, Texas was born December 6, 1926 near Austin, Missouri the son of Roscoe Connard and Ella Myrtle (Jennings) Wilt. He departed this life Tuesday, August 30, 2005 in his home, at the age of 78 years, 8 months and 24 days.
Don grew to maturity in Cass County, Missouri, and graduated from Garden City High School in 1945. He served his country honorably at the end of World War II with the 701st. Ordnance Light Maintenance Company in the European Theatre of Operations, as a Technical Sergeant responsible for requisition of supplies and equipment for automotive repairs.
He was united in marriage to May Frances King on December 1, 1949 at Garden City, Missouri. They were the parents of two daughters, Judy and Carolyn.
He was employed with Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1949 as a telegrapher and later as Assistant Passenger Agent at Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri. He later was employed with Western Electric/AT&T Technologies in Lee's Summit, Missouri as a production controller until his retirement in 1985.
He and his late wife were members of the First Baptist Church of Lee's Summit, Missouri, the Lee's Summit Antique Auto Club, enjoyed music festivals, square dancing, camping, antiques, and their family. They often hosted "jam sessions" for friends and relatives, playing old country and western/bluegrass music. He enjoyed his amateur radio, restoring his Model A, and spoiling his grandchildren. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and recently, great-grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his wife and parents, his brother, Kenneth Wilt and one sister, June Ison.
He is survived by two daughters, Judith Feild and husband, Calvin, Chickasha, Oklahoma, Carolyn McCune and husband, Mark, Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Anita Taylor and husband, Austin, Raymore, Missouri; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 3, 2005 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri with burial in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Family suggets memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.
May Frances King Wilt (1931 - 2000)*
Created by: HSH
Record added: Sep 23, 2007
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