The Rev. George William Wilcher (Bill), 95, of Reynoldsburg passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011 in his home. He was born May 8, 1916, to the late Charles F. Wilcher, Sr. and Elsie Jarrett Wilcher in Charleston, WV. He graduated from Charleston High School, Asbury College, Asbury Theological Seminary, and Vanderbilt Theological Seminary. He was married to Doris O?Dell on Sept 16, 1941.
A retired United Methodist Minister of the West Ohio Conference, Rev. Wilcher and his wife served Richwood Central UMC, Delta UMC, Marysville First UMC, Zanesville Grace UMC, Dayton South Park UMC, Zanesville District UMC as Superintendent, Chillicothe Walnut Street UMC, and Marysville First UMC as Pastor Emeritus. He was honored by the West Ohio Conference UMC with the Harry Denman Award for outstanding service in the field of evangelism throughout his 48 year career. Throughout his ministry, he was active in each community where he lived, volunteering for the American Red Cross, Goodwill Industries, Kiwanis and others.
On his retirement in 1991, the Wilchers moved to Wooster, OH where they were active members of the Wooster United Methodist Church. In 2008, the Wilchers moved to Wesley Ridge, a United Methodist retirement community in Reynoldsburg, OH. Rev. Wilcher received many years of loving care from his wife in his declining years.
Rev. Wilcher was predeceased in death by his parents, a son (Paul Wilcher, Sr.), and son-in-law (David Guldin). He is survived by two sisters, Alice Crouse of Wilmore, KY; and Mildred Price of Nashville, TN; a brother, Dr. Charles F. Wilcher, Jr. (Mildred) of Vandalia, OH; a daughter, Nancy Guldin Sanford (Dale) of Howard, OH; a son, Robert W. Wilcher (Joyce) of Frankfort, KY; six grandchildren: Paul Wilcher Jr.; Robert L. Wilcher (Lisa); Carolyn Wilcher Burke (John); Susan Guldin Fischer (Brad); Meredith Guldin Guerrera (Andy); and Scott David Guldin (Angela), and by eight great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Wooster United Methodist Church on Friday, May 27 at 11:30 AM in the Sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR, PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10087) and to the Wooster United Methodist Church (243 N Market Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691).
United Methodist Committee on Relief, PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10087, or Wooster United Methodist Church, 243 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691
Memorial Service Friday, May 27, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. at the Wooster United Methodist Church, 243 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691
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