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Wilbur Kermit Boltz, Jr. of Salisbury, died August 27, 2021 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.
Born February 1, 1928 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the son of Wilbur K Boltz, Sr. and Nina Lafern Ruble Boltz, he attended Columbus High School, Columbus, Georgia, Hopewell High in Hopewell, Virginia, North Side High School and Central High School in Ft. Wayne, Indiana where he graduated. He attended Indiana Technical College and graduated from Mondell Institute in New York City in architectural design.
A member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church since 1970 he was also a charter member of The Knights of Columbus Council #8680. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, WWII and a member of the American Legion Post 342. He enjoyed tennis, golf and fishing.
The governor appointed him to the North Carolina Manufactured Housing Board. He was elected to serve on the Underwriters Laboratories Advisory Board for Manufactured Housing. Served on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Manufactured Housing Industries. He was also appointed an Honorary Member of the North Carolina Manufactured Housing Suppliers Council in 1995. Wilbur was vice president-general manager of Carolina International of Rockwell, NC and Craftsman Homes in Maxton, NC.
His wife, Jane Ann Becker Boltz preceded him in death on May 24, 2003. “He touched her and she slept.”
Left to cherish his memory are daughters, Jeanne Gilreath and husband, James from Salisbury, Sharon Moon-Frey and husband, Michael of Salisbury, sons, Robert Boltz and wife, Brenda of Salisbury, Mark Boltz and wife, Elizabeth of Rockwell, Brian Boltz and wife, Melissa of Salisbury. Grandchildren Jeremy Moon, Tyler Boltz, Jake Boltz and Hayley Boltz, and great grandson, Logan Moon.
The family will receive friends on Friday, September 3rd, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 375 Lumen Christi Lane, Salisbury, NC 28147, from 10-10:45am. A memorial mass will be held at 11am at the church, conducted by Father John Eckert. An inurnment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be considered for American Cancer Society or Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 375 Lumen Christi Lane, Salisbury, NC 28147.
Carolina Cremation is assisting the Boltz family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.
Carol Robbins says
Brian peace and comfort and love from Leonard and Carol Robbins
Cindy McCarty says
My thought and prayers are with you and Mark and the whole family. Wilbur was an awesome man and one of my Daddy’s closest friends. I will never forget my dance I had with Wilbur at the Fisher home fish fry he was something all my love, Cindy Wilson
Jeannine Cassell says
Sharon, we so enjoyed Wilbur and know he will always be in your heart. Love, Jeannine and Dick
Jesse Reynolds says
Wilbur Was a patient of mine when I was a physical therapist at Oak Park. It was my first job out of school but I can remember how friendly Wilbur was. We quickly be came friends. We played a lot of pool together and he would beat me at it often. But the most fun was our conversations. Even after I sought a new job I stayed in touch with Wilbur. I know he cared about my well-being but he was also fond of my son, Wyatt. Wilbur was a grandfather figure to me and I will miss him dearly.
Greg Miller says
Sorry for your loss. Wilbur was a fine person enjoyed talking with him at the KofC meetings and Corbin Hills. May God Bless his soul.
Walker Family says
Our condolences to the Boltz family from the Walker family.
John and Mickee Westerman says
Our heartfelt condolences to the Boltz family and relatives, including our dear cousins Sharon Moon Frey and Michael Frey. Love, John and Mickee
Tom Becker says
I didn’t really know Uncle Wilber well. I only saw him at our biannual Becker family reunions and the few times the Boltz family visit our family in Indianapolis. I do remember the high esteem that dad and mom had for him and of course dads sister Aunt Jane. I know my mom who is 92 and doing very well really enjoyed the occasional calls that she would get from Uncle Wilbur especially after Aunt Jane passed. He always seemed to me to be a good natured, humble, faithful man that really loved his family like my dad. I just wanted you to know that I have been lifting him and your family up at daily Mass. May God bless Uncle Wilbur and all of you family.
Tony Meece says
My condolences to the family at the loss of Wilbur. He was a joy to know. I will miss helping him & his memories of his life. To his children, he was very proud.
John Baughman says
Wilbur was a joy to be with on Sundays as we shared Eucharistic Sevice and prayed the Rosary for the past 4 years. I mill miss his smile and faithful example to God.
May you rest in piece Wilbur, I will miss you….