William ‘Bill’ Wilcox

Our beloved father, grandpa, great-grandpa, great-great-grandpa, uncle, Bill Wilcox, 81, Minot, was called home to our Heavenly Father Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Trinity Homes in Minot.

William “Bill” Wilcox was born July 10, 1933, in Columbus, one of six children born to George O. and Grace Marie (Hulick) Wilcox. He was raised and educated in Columbus.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in May 1948. He proudly served his country during the Korean War and was discharged in September 1951.

Bill was once married to Roberta Swick. From this union, three children were born: Michael, Donna and Barbara. Bill lived in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Moses Lake, Wash., before moving to Minot in 1962. Bill worked as a truck driver for various companies all of his life. In Minot, he worked for H&H Trucking, Westland Oil and Minot Builders Supply.

Bill was married to Opal, who later passed away.

Bill was once married to Norma Johnson. From this union, a son, David, was born.

He enjoyed watching sprint car races, fishing and spending time with his family.

His loving family includes: children, Michael R. Wilcox and his companion, Lois Godsey, Phoenix City, Ala., Donna R. (Roger) Wilcox, Dayton, Nev., and Barbara (Dave) Rust, Minot, and David Wilcox, Jamestown; grandchildren, Michael William Wilcox, Shawna Perry, Seth Miller, Jeremy (Sandy) Rust, Jason (Andrea) Rust, Jennifer (Nic) Condos; stepchildren, Karla, Guy, Renee and Michelle; stepgrandchildren, Jacob, Josh, Kyle, Kastle, Kari, Heather, Heidi and Holly; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister-in-law, Eva Wilcox, Edwardsville, Ill.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bill was preceded in death by: his parents; wife, Opal; brothers, Harlan, Bud and Raymond Wilcox, sisters, Doris Hughes and Dorothy Peterson; and nephew, Richard Hughes.

Memorial Service: Thursday, July 31, at 2 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot.

Visitation: Thursday, one hour prior to the service, at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

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