---- — Douglas B. Wiltshire, 53, of Sparta, passed away at 10:35 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014, at home in Sparta. Doug was under the care of Hospice of Southern Illinois.
He was born Oct. 4, 1960, in Santa Anna, Calif., the son of Robert and Judith Wiltshire. Doug was a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and he attended Rend Lake College. He was a laborer and a musician and he was of the Catholic faith.
Doug enjoyed spending time with his family and loved his stepfather, “DAD” George Gale. He enjoyed music, playing his guitar and writing songs. Doug enjoyed his cats, Itty and Missy. Doug always had a bouquet of roses for his mother.
He is survived by his mother, Judith Gale and dad, George Gale of Sparta; bother, Bret (Kathy) Gale; and two nieces, Alex and Bailey Gale.
Doug was preceded in death by his father, Robert Wiltshire.
Doug’s wishes were to be cremated. There will be a private family service at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, Orange Team and will be accepted at Wilson’s Funeral Home, P.O. Box 217, Steeleville, IL 62288.
To sign the guest book online visit www.wilsonsfuneralhome.net.