BOSSIER CITY, LA - Services honoring the life of Clarence Wilcox, will be held at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel (2201 Airline Drive), Friday, October 8, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow at the Northwest LA Veterans Cemetery, Keithville, LA with U. S. Air Force honors. Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 2010 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City.
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Elder Wilcox, devoted husband, father, grandfather (Popee) was born to Waymon Wilcox and Eddie Mae Smith in Surrency, GA on November 5, 1935. He went to be with the Lord October 4, 2010.
He was preceded in death by his father, Waymon Wilcox and brothers, Nathaniel and David Wilcox.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Pastor Mary M. Wilcox; mother, Eddie Mae Smith; step mother, Ethel Wilcox; sons, Clarence (Constance) Wilcox, Jr., Wyndal (Johnessa) Wilcox and Charles (Amy) Wilcox; daughters, Rebecca McClodden, Lesia (Darryl) Parker, Robyn (Braden) Friday and Nichole (Leslie) Yarbough; 20 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; brothers, Quanida Wilcox, Bobby (Johnetta) Wilcox, Stanford (Gloria) Wilcox, James (Willie Mae) Wilcox, Tony (Belva) Wilcox, Donny (Faye) Wilcox, William (Evelyn) Hayward, Sr.; sisters, Betty (Tyrone) Miller, Juanita (Frank) Garner, Gloria (Jack) Jones, Portia (Clifford) Wooden; four brothers-in-law; five sisters-in-law and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and numerous friends from around the world.
Elder Wilcox was a member of Calvary Temple Holiness Church where he served as the Sunday School Superintendent and head of the men's ministry. He served with the United States Air Force and retired in 1985 after 30 years of active duty service in the grade of Chief Master Sergeant. Following retirement from the Air Force, he immediately entered federal civil service where he retired in 1995. He loved reading/teaching the Bible and enjoyed fishing. He loved and cherished his family and was devoted to helping others.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be sons-in-law, Darryl Parker, Braden Friday, Leslie Yarbough and grandsons, Christopher Barnes, Jawann and Jaren Wilcox, Kendall and Aaron Friday, and Joshua Walker.
Published in Shreveport Times on Oct. 7, 2010