Hugh I. Wilcoxon

Farmington – Hugh Irving Wilcoxon, 89, of Farmington, passed away at 11:35 PM on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Farmington Country Manor. He was born on May 24, 1928 in Newman, IL to Charles and Opal (McQueen) Wilcoxon. He married Catherine Lindsey on May 8, 1953 in Canton, IL, she survives.

Also surviving are four children, Howard I. Wilcoxon and Danny J. Wilcoxon of Gainsville, FL, Amy (Walter) Wilcoxon Peebles of Eaton Rapids, MI, and Darrell (Kathy) Hackelton Wilcoxon of Pekin, IL; eight grandchildren, Douglas Wilcoxon, Jerry Wilcoxon, Bruce (Katie) Wilcoxon, Scott Wilcoxon (Fiancee Stefanie Lindblom) , Aaron (Elizabeth) Wilcoxon, Keith Wilcoxon, Anita Peebles, and Carl Peebles; three great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons; one step great-granddaughter; one brother, Harold “Mack” (Elaine) Wilcoxon of Newman, IL; and two sisters, Marilyn Mohr of Savoy, IL and Virginia Gallion of Hume, IL.

Hugh was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James and Virgil Wilcoxon, and five sisters, Lucille Branch, Katherine Holmes, Betty Jones, Linda Derby, and Wilma Craig.

Hugh retired from Sherex in Mapleton, IL. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and attended East Side Nazarene. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows in Farmington and the American Legion. He was a talented bowler and played basketball and football in his school years.  Hugh frequently answered the phone with a joyful “praise the Lord”. The family is grateful to Vitas Hospice for their caring services. A special thanks goes out to Farmington Postal Service mail carriers.

Hugh served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Service will be held at 2 PM on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held from 1-2 PM. Rev. Dennis Owens will officiate. Burial will follow the services in Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington, IL. Memorials can be made to Farmington Rescue Squad 1100 or East Side Church of the Nazarene. To view Hugh’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to

To view Hugh’s DVD press play below


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4 Responses to Hugh I. Wilcoxon

  1. Scott Wilcoxon says:

    I have very distinct memories of Grandpa. Most of them revolve around playing cards, riding on the mower with him when I was much smaller and being afraid of the alligator in the basement. He had a strong faith and an easy laugh. Heaven gained a strong man and if there is anyone up there in need of bowling lessons, they gained a good teacher. I love you very much, Grandpa, and I will miss you.

  2. Bill Lindsey Jr says:

    Uncle Hugh:I just want to say that you will really be missed.I got to visit with you more over the last year than I had in the last 20 years.I will always remember that story that you told me about the fishing trip that you was going on with grandpa Lindsey,uncle Jr,and my dad.You stated that dad and Jr would not get out of bed so Grandpa stuck a hose through the window and sprayed them with water to get them up.You laughed so hard telling the story you had tears running down your face.You will always be in my thoughts,with lots of love.Little Bill

  3. Susan (Hackelton) Vincent says:

    It was with Great Sadness that we learned of Hugh’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and we hope that in a small way they help through these trying times. May your many memories help to sustain you at this most difficult time. The video memorial was very touching.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Susan & Darrell

  4. Beverly Lee says:

    So sorry to hear about Hugh . Catherine and Hugh welcomed me and my children into Farmington Nazarene church many years ago. Hugh was a very dear man.

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