Pastor William Daniel Willcox, age 82, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 8, 2013. He was born Dec. 7, 1930 in Birmingham, Ala., to George Samuel Willcox and Minnie Petterson Willcox. Pastor Willcox was a resident of DeFuniak Springs. He was Baptist by faith and a member of First Baptist Church of Woodlawn. He served as an Ordained Minister, having pastored numerous churches in Walton County. He served as Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Woodlawn for 30 years and as Associate pastor for the past 2 years. He was very devoted to the ministry even by way of the telephone to help others. He also worked for Kinsey Candy Company for 19 years.
Pastor Willcox was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Annette Rogers of Birmingham and Jean Owens of Daleville, Ala., and two brothers, Harold Willcox of Leads, Ala. and James Willcox of Ashboro, N.C.
Pastor Willcox is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Sallie Willcox; sons, Danny Willcox and wife Lynette, Billy Ray Willcox and wife Michelle, and Gordon Willcox and wife Elizabeth; two daughters, Tammy Lawrenz and husband Carl and Vicki Glass and husband Carl all of DeFuniak Springs; one sister, Mary Alice Clem of Leads, Ala.; 14 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, and one sister-in-law, Carolyn Hull of Birmingham, Ala.
A time of visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Woodlawn; 95 Cedar Drive, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Woodlawn with the Rev. Eddie James, Tim Lawrenz and Justin Glass officiating. Pallbearers will be Christopher Willcox, Daniel Willcox, Kelby Willcox, Brandon Glass, Clay Willcox and Aaron Richards. Floral arrangements are being accepted or donations may be made to the Florida Baptist Children's Home; 1000 Chemstrand Road, Cantonment, FL 32533; Gideon's International PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214 or to the Building Fund at the First Baptist Church of Woodlawn; 95 Cedar Drive, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435. Burial followed in the Woodlawn Cemetery. You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www.clary-glenn.com.
Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.