OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Wilton Lee Sellers, 64, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021.
Born Jan. 31, 1957, in Columbus County, he was a son of the late John W. Sellers and Carrie Ward Sellers Beasley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John “Buddy” Sellers; and nephew, Wesley Sellers.
He graduated from the Hallsboro High School in 1975 and later served in the U.S. Air Force from 1982 until 1988. Wilton was a devout born-again Christian and spent his life witnessing and serving the Lord that he loved with all his heart. He was also a longtime member of Ocean View Baptist Church, where he was previously a deacon, Sunday school superintendent and active in several other church positions.
Surviving are his loving wife of 41 years, Debbie Mincey Sellers of the home; daughter, April Sellers Canady, and her husband, John, of Shallotte; God-given granddaughter, Mercy Thompson Helms; sisters, Louise Mears of Wallace and Gail Bass, and her husband, Larry, of Emporia, Virginia; brother, Bobby Ray Sellers of Whiteville; special family friend, Sheila Blackwell; and many brothers and sisters in Christ at Ocean View Baptist Church.
A celebration of life will be held at Ocean View Baptist Church and announced at a future date.
The family requests, with gratitude, that donations be made in his name to the Ocean View Baptist Church, Building Fund, 7025 Beach Drive SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469.