Thomas L. "Pops" Wilcox

Born: Mon., Jun. 15, 1942
Died: Sun., Mar. 14, 2021


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Mar. 16, 2021
Location: Frame Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Mar. 17, 2021
Location: Frame Funeral Home

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Thomas L. 'Pops' Wilcox

FRANKLINVILLE — Thomas L. “Pops” Wilcox, 79, of Chestnut Street, passed away on Sunday (March 14, 2021) at home surrounded by his family.

Born on June 15, 1942 in Bradford, Pa. he was a son of Gerald L. and Neva A. McCutcheon Wilcox. On July 7, 1962, in Beaufort, N.C., he married Mary “Penny” Bess, who survives.

Tom was a graduate of Otto-Eldred High School. Mr. Wilcox was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and a veteran of the Vietnam War, retiring as a staff sergeant.

He was then employed by Quaker State, which later became Allied Signal, at both the Emlenton and Farmers Valley locations, where he retired as plant manager.

Tom was a longtime member, and former commander, of the American Legion Post 887 of Eldred. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, enjoyed woodworking and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed gardening and working on vehicles.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are two sons, Dennis (Tammy) Wilcox of Eldred, Pa. and Robert L. (Ada) Wilcox of Durant, Okla.; two daughters, Tammy (Jerry) Peterson of Bradford and Sherrill (Pete) Sciortino of Franklinville; six grandchildren, Bruce (Jamie) Wilcox, Ethan Peterson, Christina Wilcox, Jeana Skiver, Kyle (Kendra) Wilcox and Aaron Wilcox; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Ronald J. (Nancy) Wilcox of North Carolina; two sisters, Marcia Holley of Rixford, Pa. and Jamie (Herm) Glover of Rixford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother; and a sister.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday (March 16, 2021) at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or to a veterans charity of the donor’s choice.

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Julie and Joe Tanner
   Posted Mon March 15, 2021
Dear Penny and family,
We are very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. We fondly remember all of our motorcycling times with you and Tom ! Cherish your memories❤️❤️

Clifford and Beverly (Loll) Dixon
   Posted Mon March 15, 2021
Wilcox Family, Praying Gods peace and comfort be with your family at this time. Cliff and Bev Dixon

Jim and Heather
   Posted Mon March 15, 2021
With the deepest sympathies to the Wilcox family for your loss. We were blessed to know Tom, share jokes, work in the fields together, compare dog stories, listen to his fish stories and grow to love him dearly.

Jim Miller
   Posted Mon March 15, 2021
Penny, Mickie, Jamie, and all of Tom's family: So sorry to hear about your recent loss. Tom was a wonderful m as n and he will certainly be missed. Fond memories of hunting the valley and meeting up with him. Always a smile, a story, and a sympathetic ear that time I missed a big one! Rest in peace, Tom.

Brad and Sue Balschmiter
   Posted Tue March 16, 2021
A good man, good family, good friend, good times. Tom will be missed.
Penny and family, so sorry for your loss.
Brad and Sue

David H Krull
   Posted Tue March 16, 2021
Dear Penny and family, We will always have fond memories of Tom. Always with that great smile. Until we meet again my friend , God speed Tom. Love and Friendship. Dave and Dar Krull

DOSS Colleen
   Posted Wed March 17, 2021

Medium Dish Garden was sent by Colleen. Doss.

In my heart forever and always. Love Colleen Kinnaird Doss & Family