John D. Wilcox, 84, of Findlay, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at St. Catherine’s Manor in Findlay. He was born on November 10, 1933 in Barnesville, Ohio to the late Clarence and Thelma (Book) Wilcox. John married Shirley (Dowdy) and she survives him in Findlay.
John proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1950 – 1954 before being honorably discharged. He was an avid Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeye’s fan.
In addition to his wife, John is survived by his sons, Donald (Kitty) Wilcox of Arlington, Ohio, Mark Wilcox of Findlay, Ohio; daughter, Janet (Bill) Hamlin of North Baltimore, Ohio; and 6 grandchildren, Korrie, Bruce, Luke, Amy, Josh, and Wesley; and 16 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Raymond, Dennis, James, Kenneth, Allen “Butch”, and Dale; and sisters, Mary and Sandy. John was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Bob; and his step-mother, Flossie Wilcox.
Friends and family may visit on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A memorial service at the funeral home will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the conclusion of visitation with Pastor Terry McBeath officiating. The Hancock County Veteran’s Memorial Squad will perform full military rites. Memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.