William C Wilton

September 19th, 1935 to January 9th, 2023

William Charles Wilton, 87, of Lakeport, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2023. He was born on September 19, 1935 in Lakeport to the late Clifford and Ruth Wilton.

He attended Lakeport Elementary School and Port Huron High School. After graduation he joined the U.S. Air Force and served as an Air Traffic Controller.

Bill worked at Southeastern Michigan Gas Company (SEMCO) where he met Alice R. Fry. They were married on April 25, 1959.

He worked at SEMCO for 35 years as a draftsman and Supervisor of the Engineering Department.

A life-long resident of Lakeport, he served on the Burtchville Township Board for 28 years. Bill and Alice were active members of the Lakeport Wesleyan Church where he served in leadership. He loved his kids and grandkids and enjoyed a variety of outdoor activities, including, fishing, hunting and cutting wood.

He is survived by his children- three daughters, Julie (Todd) Jones, Christine (Mark) Harrington and Joan (Jeff) Lee, and a son, William S. Wilton; eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one sister, Ruthann Clenney; and three brothers, Harry (Shirley), Jack (Jo Ann) and James (Martha). He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice; parents, Clifford and Ruth; and two grandsons, Jordan Robert Lee and Jeremiah William Lee.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2023 in Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2023 in Lakeport Wesleyan Church with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Reverend Andrew Mills will officiate.

Burial will follow in Burtchville Township Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Lakeport Wesleyan Church or the National Rifle Association.

To send condolences, visit karrersimpson.com

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