John Joseph Wilcox, age 80, of Avondale PA and formerly of Mountain City, TN, passed away peacefully with family at his side on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Christiana Hospital of DE. He was born in Mountain City, TN on March 28, 1931 to the late Taft and Selma Wilcox. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by two sons: Tommy J Wilcox and Jimmy E. Wilcox and one daughter, Barbara A. Gentry. He was a retired carpenter of Union Local 626 and a devoted member of Calvary Baptist Churches of Avondale, PA and Mountain City, TN. John enjoyed living life to the fullest and he loved to travel.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bonnie B. Wilcox; daughters: Phyllis A. Losito, Sharon A. DAmico; son, Johnny E. Wilcox, all of Avondale, PA; step-mother, Bertha Wilcox; sisters: Ola Mae Scott, Della Wamble, Maxine Icenhour, Ilene Cuddy, Naomi Buntner, Carolyn Higginbotham, Bernice Peanut Mullins; brothers: Robert Wilcox and JB Wilcox; thirteen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and a host of special friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2011 at Calvary Baptist Church of Mountain City, TN with Rev. Steve Spencer and Mr. Gwyn Anderson to officiate. Music will be provided by Lindsey DeBord and the Calvary Baptist Church Choir.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., prior to the service, at the church.
Graveside Service and Interment will follow from the Johnson Cemetery. Pallbearers are: Jimmy Jennings, Joey Jennings, Johnny Wilcox, Jimmy Wilcox, Craig Jennings and Vince Losito. Honorary Pallbearers are: Jerome Chudnofsky and Joey Scalise.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of Milburn Icenhour, 707 Wilcox Road, Mountain City, TN 37683 starting on Thursday, April 28, 2011.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mountaincityfuneralhome.com .
The family of John Joseph Wilcox has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683.