Retired Major Milton “Will” Wilcox went home to the Lord on September 2, 2021 at Cate’s Hospice House in Marion County, Florida.
He served in the US Army from 1958 until 1978, receiving a bronze star for service in Vietnam. Other tours of duty included Germany, Korea, Iran, and the United States. Initially he served in the infantry and finished his career in missile defense, He was born in Maybury, West Virginia in 1941 and is the son of Edward Clarence Wilcox and Gladys Scott Wilcox Blackburn. Before coming to Ocala, Florida 20 years ago, he resided in New Mexico, Texas and North Carolina. He enjoyed golf and dancing, many friends in Oak Run and members in each of the two churches he attended.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Bettye” Slayton Wilcox, three sisters in Arizona: Iris Ford, Norma Vanhorn, and Nita Richey, a brother and sister who predeceased him, and three children by a prior marriage: Angela Maiden, Glen Wilcox, and Marchell Podshadly.
At a later later date he will be buried at the Bushnell National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fl. If you wish to honor his passing please consider a charitable donation to Hospice of Marion County, Ocala West United Methodist Church, The Living Spirit Community Church of Ocala, or a charity of your choice.