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John F. Wilcox

August 21, 1944 — December 12, 2021

John F. Wilcox, Sr., 77, a long-time resident of Kansas City, MO, passed away on December 12, 2021. A rosary will be prayed Thursday, December 23, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 8510 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64131. Inurnment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Uplift Organization, Inc. (www.uplift.org).
John was born on August 21, 1944, at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He was the son of George William and Rita D. (Keating) Wilcox. He attended Rockhurst College before joining the Army in 1965. John was a helicopter pilot and served two tours in Vietnam. After leaving active duty, John earned his bachelors degree and MBA from Northwest Missouri State University. He continued his military career in the Army National Guard, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1988.
John was a life-long Scouter, earning his Eagle Scout in 1962 and continuing as a Boy Scout leader for the rest of his life, earning numerous adult awards. John was also a member of many fraternal organizations including the Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association.
John was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Regina. He is survived by six children: John (Melissa) Wilcox, Jr., Betsy (Dean) Zoellner, James (Mary) Wilcox, Carrie (Cameron) Horton, Julie (Joe Kannady) Wilcox, and Cathy (Brent) Chapman. He is also survived by seventeen grandchildren.
The family respectfully requests that all attendees at the Rosary or Mass wear masks.
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Rosary
Thursday, December 23, 2021
9:30 AM

Christ the King Church 8510 Wornall RdKansas City, Missouri 64114

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Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday, December 23, 2021
10:00 AM

Christ the King Church 8510 Wornall RdKansas City, Missouri 64114

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Inurnment
Thursday, December 23, 2021
12:00 PM

Mount Olivet Cemetery 7601 Blue Ridge BlvdKansas City, Missouri 64138

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