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Donald Wilcox

December 28, 1922 - July 27, 2016

Burial Date January 1, 1970

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Donald J. “Smokey” Wilcox, 93, passed away at 3:50 am July 27, 2016 at Springview Manor Nursing Home.

Don was born December 28, 1922 in Deshler, OH to Earl LeRoy and Mabel Elmira Newell Wilcox who preceded him in death. On November 18, 1945 he married E. Pauline Kyle who preceded him in death on May 14, 1997 and then later married Lena A. Festian on June 23, 1998 who preceded him in death on May 13, 2010.

He was a retired general clerk for the U.S. Post Office after 35 years of service. He served in the 8th U.S. Air Force 95th Heavy Bombardment Group as a ball turret gunner on a B-17 Bomber during World War II. He was a member of Pike Mennonite Church.

Survivors include: 2 Sons, Donald E. Carolyn Wilcox of Elida, Ronald D. Carilyn Wilcox of Pasco, WA; a Daughter, Linda S. Wilcox Ted Fields of Paris, TN; 5 Grandchildren – Justin Fields, Joshua Wilcox, Heather Ben Baldauf, Caleb Wilcox, and Rashelle Wilcox; a Brother, Larry L. Wilcox of Montgomery, AL;

He was preceded in death by: a Granddaughter, Shawndra Wilcox; a Brother, Reldon Wilcox; a Sister, Wanda Archer,

Friends may call from 4:00 until 8:00 pm Monday, August 1 and 9:30 until time of services at 10:30 am Tuesday, August 2 at Pike Mennonite Church with Pastor Darwin Hartman officiating. Burial will be follow in Ash Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pike Mennonite Church.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Springview Manor for their love and care.


Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com


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