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Rev. Dr. John D. Wilton

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Dear and precious Rhodabelle

This is your old friend and brother. Ed Lacy. I am actually writing from North Alabama tonight. Even as I was preparing for tomorrow morning's message, I was reminded of one of Brother John;s many jewels of truth that he placed in my mind and heart. And this particular one is in my notes to quote tomorrow morning. Bro, John said to me, "Ed, the best preaching that you will ever do is to "preach the Gospel

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Posted by: Ed Lacy Ministries - Mobile, AL - Friend   Feb 20, 2016

Just now seeing this. I'm so sorry. Bro. John preached several different revivals in the churches my husband pastored, and he always stayed in our home. Our children were young at the time, and we loved him!!! He loved us right back!!! When he was in our area, he always came to visit us! He would come and have a meal, watch a movie, relax with the kids! Such a blessing! He enriched our lives in so many ways, such

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Posted by: Bernice Archie - Petsl, MS - Friend   Jan 07, 2016

We feel so privileged to sit under the teaching of John Wilton. We learned so much that increased our faith and knowledge of the scriptures. I can only describe both John and Rotabelle as the most loving people I've known. They set an example for all of us to reach.

Posted by: Linda and Gary Wallace - Newberry, SC   Mar 02, 2015

To all the Wilton family, I'm so sorry to here of the passing of your dad . We can rejoice in knowing that right now Bro John is singing and praising with his Lord And Savior Jesus Christ and all the angels.
We will pray that God will pour out his hand of mercy at this difficult time. We really had some special times together at that little Baptist Church in White Castle Louisiana. We love y"all, Cecil & Kaye Rushing

Posted by: Cecil And Kaye Rushing - Watson Louisiana, LA - Friend   Feb 27, 2015

The Wilton family,
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of this great Christian man.
We have been blessed to know him and his family through the years in our
relationship with two of the sons, Murray and Don, and their ministries at
Huntsville, AL Southside Baptist and FBC Spartanburg, SC. We thank the Lord
for the experience of knowing and hearing the Word of God through John and
his sons. May God bless you all ,The Ellis Family

Posted by: Don and Sonia Ellis - Huntsville, AL - Friends of the family   Feb 26, 2015

To all of the John Wilton family, Ronnie and I mourn with you the loss of your beloved Rev. Dr. John Wilton. Although it's been a while since we've seen all of you our hearts are non the less heavy! Please know that are thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May God continue to bless and keep you!! All our love, Ronnie and Georgie Simmers

Posted by: Georgie Simmers - Port Allen - Old friends   Feb 26, 2015

We share with you in mourning the passing of one greatly loved by us and many others in the Huntsville, AL area. We first met Brother John and Rhodabelle during one of their many visits to Huntsville many years ago, and grew to know and love them more over the years. We were always glad to have an opportunity to hear Him preach and teach God's Word.

We pray God's comfort and strength with all John's family and friends during this

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Posted by: John & Grace Ann Butler    Feb 25, 2015


Words could not express and eternity will only judge the impact that John has had on me, my family and ministry. He became a friend and mentor in my life at a time that God has used to direct my entire ministry to do God's work, God's way.

His way of speaking the truth with the love of a father taught me much even now of how to be a true pastor. Watching even how he would converse with my own

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Posted by: Tom & Laurie Gibson - Mobile, AL   Feb 25, 2015

Extending our love and prayers to the Wilton family during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Franklin & Melba Martin - Union Grove, AL - Friends of Murray and Rachel   Feb 25, 2015

Bro. Wilton will be remembered as one of fine character, full of Gods love. His legacy will be seen in his children and grandchildren. I know he will be greatly missed by those closest to him but they will also have confidence of being with him for all eternity with Christ. To lose a parent feels like part of your own life is gone, but knowing its only temporary ease that burden. Bro. and Sister in Christ. David and Mary Cobb

Posted by: Mary Cobb - Meridianville, AL - Friend of son   Feb 25, 2015