WAYNE KENT WILCOX
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.