Attorney Harry Garfield Wilcox, Jr., 69, passed away on June 27. 2016, in Roswell, New Mexico. He was born February 1, 1947, in Alamogordo, NM, to Harry Garfield, Sr. and Virginia Wilcox.
Harry began working with the family business started by his father, Harry, Sr. called Wilcox Electric, which later became known as Apple Electric when they moved to Phoenix, Arizona. During this time, Harry attended Grand Canyon University to pursue Seminary studies. Harry later pursued a law degree attending Oral Roberts University. Harry later relocated back to New Mexico joining the District Attorney's office in Lincoln County. He then joined the Public Defender's office where he practiced for 4 years before moving to Australia. Harry also furthered his studies at Melbourne University and obtained his Master's Degree in Law. He was then accepted and admitted to the Victorian Bar as a Barrister. During this time, Harry enjoyed traveling, boating, fishing, skiing and various sports including golf, cricket and Australian rules football with his family. During Harry's early years, he participated in local Rodeo's as a bull rider. Harry, also being a musician and singer, formed his own band known as Children of the Night. He played music and recorded records with his uncle, Calvin Boles who operated Yucca records in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Preceding Harry in death are his parents: Harry Garfield Sr. and Virginia Wilcox; ex-wife and mother of two of his children Felicia Barba Wilcox; and recently daughter, Candace.
Those surviving Harry's memory are his sons: Todd Holmes of Alamogordo, NM, Harry Wilcox III "Tres" of Roswell, NM, and Harrison Wilcox of Melbourne, Australia; Carolyn Wilcox (mother of Harrison) also of Melbourne, Australia, and his brother, Randy Wilcox of Farmington, NM.
A Memorial Service will be Thursday, July 7, 2016, 3:00 PM at Anderson Bethany Funeral home and Crematory in Roswell, NM. Harry's cremains will then be taken to Melbourne, Australia, to spend his eternal-life in one of the places he loved most.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories of Harry with his family in the online register at andersonbethany.com.
Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the Wilcox Family.
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Published by Ruidoso News from Jul. 7 to Aug. 6, 2016.