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Dr. James "Jim" Wilton PhD

April 22, 1945 ~ February 2, 2021 (age 75)


Dr James “Jim” Wilton PHD, age 75 of Shalimar, Florida passed away on February 2, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Lenore Wilton, son Dennis Wilton and his wife Christy, daughter Debbie Megill and her husband Ron, four grandchildren Tyler and Ryan Megill and Adelaide and Sara Wilton and our two animal companions Lucy the Border Collie and Callie the Calico cat.

  Jim served in the Army, was a police officer for years after that, and held corporate manager positions for several Defense contractors.  Throughout that time he always had an entrepreneurial spirit and found his niche in property appraisal.

  Jim owned and operated Appraisal Source of NW Florida for 25 years.  He was elected as a Shalimar Commissioner and served for eight years overseeing the Shalimar Police Department. Jim was an advocate for law enforcement in the area as well as working toward other improvements in the community.

  He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Family was everything to him.  Jim mentored many people and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. 

  A graveside Memorial Service for family and close friends will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday February 13, 2021, at Beal Memorial Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers the family request you make a charitable donation to the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).


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Memorial Service
February 13, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Beal Memorial Cemetery
316 Beal Parkway N.W.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548