WARSAW — Wilbur Shoults Jr., 82, of C.R. 22, died Monday, July 2, 2012, at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark.
He was born May 16, 1930, in Licking County to the late Wilbur and Kathryn (Hupp) Shoults Sr. He was the owner and operator of the Racine Drilling Co. for many years. He was a former member of the VFW. He liked to build many things, but especially birdhouses. He enjoyed collecting knives, and hunting in his younger years, and watching Westerns on television. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley (Rine) Shoults of Warsaw, whom he married June 25, 1954. Also surviving are six children, James Shoults and Donald Shoults of Logan, Robert (Mildred) Shoults of Warsaw, Diana (David) Dalton of Rockbridge, Steve Shoults of Warsaw and Earl Eugene Shoults of Danville; 12 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and stepgrandchildren; three sisters, Mary (Bob) Reed, Debra (Bob) Buker and Rose Manning, all of Coshocton; three brothers, Earnel (Sandy) Shoults of Bladensburg, Dean (Sue) Shoults of Warsaw, and Gary Shoults of Coshocton; and his loving dog, Jack.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Bonnie Daily, Shirley Pelton, Lucille Hoberg, and an infant sister; five brothers, Gene, Ed, John and Gerald Shoults and an infant brother; and a daughter-in-law, Betsy Shoults.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery near Bladensburg. Visitation is two hours prior to service time. Visit http://www.fischerfuneralhome.com
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