Earl C. Wilcox, 89

Earl C. Wilcox, 89, of rural Urbana, died at 6:31 p.m., Monday, March 2, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. 

He was born July 3, 1925 in Wabash, Indiana to Harry Raymond and Hilda Marie (Urschel) Wilcox.

Earl was a 1943 graduate of Urbana High School.  He married Dolores Dorcus Mae Collins in Greenfield on Feb. 14, 1948; she died June 12, 2012.  He was a retired farmer and self employed auto mechanic.  Earl was a member of St. Paul's County Line Church, a 60-year member of the Hanna Masonic Lodge No61 F&AM, and the Order of the Easter Star both of Wabash.  He enjoyed woodworking and loved being a grandpa.

He is survived by two children, Lynn (Cheryl) Wilcox of Lagro, Indiana, and Denise (Jerald) Dilsaver of Urbana; seven grandchildren, Stacey (Michael) Meredith of North Manchester, Jennifer (Jeremy) Hess of Fort Wayne, Kelly Weitzel of Andrews, Joshua (Kayla) Dilsaver of Urbana, Christopher Wilcox of Wabash, Kari (Travis) Stockton of North Manchester, and Lisa Wilcox of Huntington; a sister, Eva Satchwill of Urbana, and 6 great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2015, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Conrad Thompson officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. 

Friends may call 4-7 pm Thursday, at the funeral home with Masonic services at 7 p.m.

Preferred memorials are St. Paul's County Line Church or Wabash-Miami Home Healthcare and Hospice.

The memorial guest book for Earl may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Mar 03