Of Arlington, VA, died peacefully at home on March 9, 2016 of cancer. He was born in Mitchell, SD on September 30, 1936, to William Bonner and Nellie (Lambert) Wilcox. In 1958 he graduated with an engineering degree from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Employment at California''s Mare Island Naval Shipyard followed. From 1963 to 1998 he was an engineer with the Navy Department for NAVSEC/NAVSEA in the Washington, DC area. He earned an MS in administration from George Washington University in 1972. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shirley (Langdon) Wilcox; his son Harold Bonner Wilcox; two sisters Bonnie Cobb (Jerry) of Custer, SD and Sheryl (Elroy) Gruenewald of Mitchell, SD. Services will be at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 North Sixteenth St., Arlington, VA on Saturday March 19 at 2 p.m. Interment will be in South Dakota.

Published by The Washington Post on Mar. 13, 2016.
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My Dearest Shirley, I am so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. He was always so kind to me. I just heard last night. If I can do anything for you please do not hesitate to ask. I send you and your son my deepest sympathy and love. HUGS, Nancy
March 29, 2016
Dear Shirley,

I have known Wayne since our bridge playing days at Pistone's Italian Inn at 7 Corners, when we would sit outside on the patio, on a nice evening, and play bridge. My memories of Wayne are that of a kind and gently person, who always enjoyed a good hand of cards, and had fun making making good contracts. He had a gleam in his eye, from time to time, which always made me smile.
I am so sorry for your loss, Shirley. With heartfelt sympathy.
Joanie White
March 17, 2016
Dear Shirley,
I will always remember Wayne as a kind and family loving person. I hope fond memories of happier times will help you through your loss.
Joan Rineberg
March 17, 2016
To Family: So sorry for your loss. As a newer member of his bridge group, I so enjoyed Wayne's calm, gentle approach to the game. He will be missed by our group.
May Roy
March 16, 2016
Sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. May he rest in peace.
Jim Lewis
Newport News Shipbuilding
March 15, 2016
Dear Shirley so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Joyce and Jerry Clay
March 13, 2016
I'm so sorry to hear about Wayne. Both Richard and I remember him with great fondness. Blessings to you and your family in this time of great sorrow.
Pat Dunford
March 13, 2016
Dear Shirley and Family: I was very sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.We will miss him at the Clay Family Gatherings.
Connie Collins
March 13, 2016
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