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John McKane Wilcox, Jr., 81, of Grayling passed away on Friday, August 15th, 2008.
John was born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan on January 12, 1927, the son of
the late John McKane and Edna Freida (Wier) Wilcox.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Worked at Camp Grayling for 37 years as a heavy equipment operator and retired as a supervisor in 1984. He was a life time member of VFW Post 3736
& American Legion Post #106 and the 40/8.
He married the former Georgina Beverly Denewett on May 4, 1957 in Grayling, Michigan.
He was a member of Mt. Hope Lutheran Church
John was generously involved in the Grayling Community. He was a volunteer fireman for the City of Grayling for 23 years, Crawford County Ambulance for 17 years, Auxillary Officer for the
Crawford County Sherriff Department and the City of Grayling Police Department, CPR Instructor,
Member of the Goodale Bakery Boys. When John retired from the fire department, "John Wilcox Day" was celebrated in recognition of his contributions to the community.
John is survived by his wife, Beverly Wilcox of 51 years.
Sons: John McKane Wilcox III of Grayling, Michigan.,
Clark Edward (Terry Lyn) Wilcox of Auburn, Washington.,
Arthur Jene "AJ" (Mary Jane) Wilcox of Palm Bay, Florida.,
Stanley Joseph (Liberty) Wilcox of Marydale, Maryland.
Daughters: Juliane Marie (Gene) Andrews of St. Johns, Michigan.
Teresa Diane (Fred) Raybould of Grayling, Michigan.
Grandchildren - Nicole Lyn Wilcox, Clark Edward Wilcox, Jr., Justin Steven Wilcox,
Heather Renee (Randy) Beals, Nicholas Adam (Jeanine)Andrews, Christapher John Andrews,
Robert Duane Andrews, Tiffany Elizabeth Andrews, Shanda Leigh Wilcox, Shaston Leigh (Walter) Gorman, Sherrie Leigh Mayberry, Samantha Maria Wilcox, Aaron McKane Wilcox, Timothy Michael Hoesli,
Jason Chris (Barbara) Hoesli.
Great-Grandchildren - Makaylinn Juanita Wilcox, Aiden William Wilcox, Randy Wade Beals,
Isaih Christian Beals, Alexander Jacob "AJ" Beals, Aurora Ashlyn Gorman,
Ava Alva Gorman, Skyler Elizabeth Wilcox, Erica Lynn Hoesli, Samantha Brooke Hoesli,
Max Jeffrey Hoesli.
Sisters: Edna Babbitt, Dorothy Williams
Brother: Herbert (Ardith) Wilcox
Sister in law: Velma June Wilcox
John was preceded in death by his parents, sister Marie Iverson; brother Roland Wilcox;
grandson, Jeffery John Hoesli; granddaughter, Mary Ann Andrews.
Visitation will be held at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home on Sunday August 17, 2008 between 1:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m. and on Monday August 18, 2008 between 12 noon to 8:00 p.m..
Funeral service will be held at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home on
Tuesday August 19, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Steven Theil officiating.
Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Frederic, MI.
Condolences may be sent to www.sorensonlockwood.com
Arrangements entrusted to Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.
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