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 www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
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