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Floyd W. WILCOX

WILCOX, Floyd W. on March 16, 2014, Floyd W. Wilcox graduated to Heaven under the care of Suncoast Hospice at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, with his wife, Mary Ann Wilcox at his bedside. He was born in Ft. Lewis, WA, on Jan. 16, 1923 and was 91 years of age. Catholic funeral mass was held on March 20, 2014 at Our Lady's Chapel of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 Fifth Avenue North, St Petersburg, FL 33710, with Father Joseph L. Waters officiating. Catholic graveside service with full military honors was held at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 5233 118th Avenue North, Clearwater, FL with the Pin-ellas County Military Honor Guard officiating. Floyd was preceded in death by his daughter,Betty Ann and his sister, Eleanor Wilcox. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Wilcox; daughter, Dee Cooper; stepson, Joseph Stefanski; grandsons, James Delso (Joan) and Daniel Cooper (Marcia); and great-grandchildren, Rylan Cooper, Christopher Whitson and Lauren Whitson. Floyd was a Sergeant in the US Army during World War II and received two (2) Purple Hearts for injuries during combat. He retired from Merck Company as a refrigeration engineer and union official. He was a communicant of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle or Suncoast Hospice.

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Mar. 30, 2014
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