Tim Wilt (6/24/1990 - 8/27/2016) was an incredible human being, son, brother, and friend. He loved people, life, adventure, and pushing himself to do better. Trying to set another personal record for holding his breath underwater, Tim succumbed to shallow water blackout on August 21, 2016 and died six days later from severe brain damage.
On July 9th 2016 just ten days from marrying the love of his life Lindsey, Papa had a fatal diving accident which was the result of shallow water blackout. Our entire family is devastated and we continue to ask ourselves how this could of happened when papa was such a skilled swimmer/diver/spearman.
James Alexander (October 26th, 1987-April 20th, 2012) James was born Oct. 26, 1987, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Nancy B. Alexander of New Bern and Dr. L. George Alexander Jr. James attended Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, N.C., for several years of elementary school before the family moved to New Bern in 1995.
Gene Whitner Milner, IIIdied tragically from Shallow Water Blackout in the family swimming pool on April 17th, 2011. Whitner graduated from the University of Georgia in 2009, where he was a member of the Chi Phi fraternity. In high school he was the lacrosse captain his senior year of at Woodward Academy.