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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.