DAVID WILSON III

David Hilton Wilson III, 68, of Sidney, Ohio, passed away at 8:10 p.m., on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at his residence. He was born on June 23, 1949, in Red Bank, New Jersey, the son of the late David Hilton Wilson II and Audrey (Johnson) Wilson who survives in Tucson, Arizona. On February 2, 1984, he married the former Rebecca Jones and she survives in Sidney. David is also survived by four children, David Hilton Wilson IV of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rebecca (Elissa) Wilson and spouse David Gentry of Dublin, Ohio, Lori Kies McKibben of Sidney, and Amy Kies Budzynski of Hilliard, Ohio; two grandchildren, Hunter Smith and Madeleine Gentry, and one sister, Audrey Ives of Tucson. David was preceded in death by one brother, William Wilson. David moved from New Jersey to Perrysburg, with his family in 1957. David attended Perrysburg High School and the Lennox Preparatory School in Lennox, Massachusetts. He graduated from The Ohio State University. David owned and operated the State Farm Insurance Agency at 2849 Wapakoneta Avenue, Sidney. He thoroughly enjoyed his work, primarily because the office provided a great venue to socialize with everyone who walked into his office. David knew everyone and if he didn’t, he could continue a conversation with perfect strangers indefinitely. David was so full of life, and while being the professional businessman that he was, his dry sense of humor was entertaining to all. He loved home renovations, old movies and conversation. He had a great passion for the water and thoroughly enjoyed fishing and boating. David was a great storyteller. David was a hard-working man who loved his family more than anything. He reminded his wife often that his ultimate goal was to be a great father. His children will agree this accomplishment should be set as a benchmark for all fathers to achieve. David was diagnosed with terminal cancer seven years prior to his passing. He fought his disease with humor, gratitude and humility. His prayer was to lengthen his stay on earth to see his son graduate from high school. His prayers were heard as he not only saw him graduate from high school, but also from college and a master’s program. He danced with two daughters at their weddings, and was overjoyed to see little Madeleine be born into the world. He regretted that he could not stay with us longer, but God was calling his name. David attended First Baptist Church, 309 East North Street, Sidney, OH 45365 where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, August 5. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton in memory of David Hilton Wilson III. Condolences may be expressed to the Wilson family at the funeral home’s website, www.cromesfh.com

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