Mr. Raleigh “Bo” Wilcox Sr., 93, of Hazlehurst, died May 15 at his residence.
Mr. Wilcox was born Nov. 7, 1927, in Jeff Davis County.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas A. Wilcox and Missie Creamer Wilcox, and wife, Ruby Lou Lewis Wilcox, whom he was married to for 68 years, daughter Peggy Ray, sister Lucille Hutchinson, brothers Edward Wilcox, Odis Wilcox, James Wilcox, Buford (Shorty) Wilcox and Theo (Johnny) Wilcox.
He loved his church and church family, was an avid farmer, loved fishing and spending time with his family. He was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and song leader for several years.
Survivors include his son, Raleigh M Wilcox Jr. (Marian) of Jacksonville, Fla.; daughters, Amanda Loper of Dearing and Vernelle Wilcox Vincent of Broxton; son-in-law, Jimmy Ray of Waycross; grandchildren, David Ray (Connie), Debbie Day (David), Molly Rhoden (Robby), Mindy Wilcox, Kenneth Loper, Ray Hand (Cindy) and Michelle Loper; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express special gratitude to Rebecca “Becky” Bateman who has given “Mr. Bo” special care and love for several years.
We would also like to thank the staff of GHC Hospice, especially Patricia Lamb and Ryan Wilson for the outstanding care given our father the final days of his journey here on earth.
Services were held May 19 at Philadelphia Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Tyrone Hutchinson officiating, assisted by Ryan Wilson and Ken Branholm, at the graveside. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Thomas Kirkland, Gerald Lewis, Stanley Hutchinson, LeRoy Graham, Larry Wilcox, Robby Rhoden and Maxwell Wilcox.
Music was rendered by Howard Ray.
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Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge.