Edward Dilts

Edward M. Dilts, 46, of South Toledo, Ohio, died Nov. 28, 2007, in Farmingdale, La., as a result of a plane crash.

He was born Feb. 8, 1961, in Canton. He married Pam Weideman on Oct. 28, 2006. She survives.

Also surviving are his mother, Helen Johnson, Springfield, Tenn.; his father, Charles (and Virginia) Dilts, Ridge Manor, Fla.; one sister, Patricia (and Chansy) Delp, Oceanside, Calif.; one brother, Charles (and Julie) Dilts, Escondido, Calif.; grandmother, Catherine Dilts, Farmington; and special friends Jay Hovis and Dean Gnepper.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ed (and Esther) Wheeler; and paternal grandfather, Charles “Emery” Dilts Jr.

He attended school in Cuba and Springfield, Tenn., and graduated from Nashville Tech with a degree in civil engineering.

He held a Commercial Pilot License and also was a flight instructor. He was employed by Brentco Aerial Patrol in Durango, Colo., as a pilot patrolling oil and gas pipe lines. Prior to that, he was employed by Hart, Freeland and Roberts in Nashville, Tenn., as a civil engineer and a senior project manager at SSOE in Nashville and Toledo.

He was a past master of the Western Star Lodge #9 F & AM, Springfield, Tenn.; Scottish Rite Bodies, Nashville, Tenn.; EAA Chapter 582 based out of Metcalf Airport; and a member of AOPA.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the mortuary. Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., Ohio. An additional visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Cuba. Graveside service will follow at 1:20 p.m. at Fiatt Cemetery with Rev. Jim Menne officiating.

In lieu of flowers, consider memorial contributions to the family.

Condolences may be sent to www.coylefuneralhome.com.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/5/2007