John I Wilcox Jr., 89, of Canton, passed away Sunday, November 1st, at Mercy Medical Center. Born in Brownsville, Pennsylvania on December 26, 1930, a son of the late John I Sr and Milanda (Moore) Wilcox, also preceded in death by his mother that raised him, Dora Wilcox, son Michael Wilcox, brother George Taylor and nephew Dennis Taylor. The owner and operator of Wilcox Custom Tailoring in New Philadelphia for 50 years he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was a member of Crystal Park United Methodist Church of Canton. Survived by wife of 66 years Myrtle B (Ennis) Wilcox; 3 daughters Kathy Ford, of Atlanta, Georgia, Linda Wilcox, of Canton, Stephanie Wilcox, of Canton; 2 sons Ivan (Harleynda) Wilcox, of Omaha, Nebraska, Mark (Pamela) Wilcox, of Dallas, Texas; daughter-in-law Alta Wilcox, of Canton; sister-in-law daughter of love Ramona Saulter, of Omaha, Nebraska; sister-in-law Lisa Ash, of Canton as well as niece Terri Taylor, of New York; nephew Ricky Taylor, of New York and god-daughter Ronetta Fields of Cincinnati; as well as 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be held on Monday, November 9th from 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM in the Waltner-SIMCHAK Funeral Home. A private family service will be held immediately following. Burial will take place at Sunset Hills Memory Gardens following services.
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