Jeffrey Thomas Wilcox, 68 of Harrison passed away in his sleep on Sunday, February 25, 2018. He was born to Bruce and Ardath (Dick) Wilcox on March 12, 1949 in Lansing, Michigan. He is survived by his wife Diana, his four children, Tod (Carrie) Lewis, Melissa (David) Roberts, Jeff II (Emily) Wilcox, Jack (Shelby) Lumbert and grandchildren, Blake, and Amanda Lewis, Nichole and David (DJ) Roberts, Faye and Jude Wilcox, Miranda Price, Connor and Taylor Hamm, Olivia Lumbert, and Alaina Amspaugh. His sisters; Lauren Wilcox-O’Brien, Patricia (Jeff) Clark, Andrea Wilcox-Currier, and sister in law, Teresa Green. He is also survived by special nieces and nephews, Brandon (Christina) Graham, great niece, Serenity and Rollin (Allison) Green, great nephews; Phoenix and Dunken. Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Bruce Wilcox, mother, Ardath Wilcox and one brother, Brian Wilcox.
Jeff was a decorated veteran who served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War in the 1st Infantry Division, Headquarters and Service Battery, 8th Battalion 6th Artillery, primarily serving with his unit at the Lai Khe Base Camp. Notably, he passed away forty nine years to the day of the battle that lead to his award of the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device. He was also awarded the Air Medal. Jeffrey later became a police officer following in his father Bruce’s footsteps. After leaving DeWitt Twp. Police, he went on to become a Detective for the National Guard, where he retired from. Jeff enjoyed living in Northern Michigan and spending time with his wife. He looked forward to visits from his children, grand-children and nieces and nephews.
Celebration of Life services honoring Mr. Wilcox will be held Friday, March 23, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. from Stocking Funeral Home, 165 West Oak Street, Harrison. Family and friends are encouraged to gather from 1:00 until time of celebration to share memories and stories. Military honors will be conducted immediately following services under the direction of Jeff’s son, Mr. Tod Lewis. Memorial gifts in memory of Mr. Wilcox may be considered to the Wilcox family, in care of: Diana Wilcox. To share an online memory or condolence with Jeff’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Mr. Wilcox are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.