In loving memory of our dad, Glenn Cleveland Wilcox, who went to be with the Lord on May 10, 2022.

Glenn was born in Montpellier, Idaho in July 17, 1930 to John Cleveland Wilcox and Sarah Williams (Wilcox). He grew up in Murtaugh, Idaho. After graduating high school Glenn joined the Army and served from 1951 to 1953. Shortly after he met the love of his life, Ethel May Brinker (Wilcox). They married October 3, 1953.

Soon after they married Glenn moved to Rio Dell to look for work in Scotia at Pacific Lumber Company. He was hired and worked three years before before being homesick for Idaho and returning there to work in the potatoes and other farms for about a year and a half.

It was then 1959, and Glenn and Ethel and their daughters Rebecca and Esther returned to Rio Dell, where dad was hired right away at PL, where he worked for 40 years before retiring in 1996.

After retiring Glenn and Ethel moved to Fortuna, where they lived for 25 years. Over those 25 years they have enjoyed many family reunions, visiting children in Vermont, Oregon and Idaho.God and church family were also a big part of their life.

Glenn is preceded in death by his parents, John C.Wilcox and Sarah M.Williams (Wilcox) and five siblings — Richard Wilcox, Robert Wilcox, Wendell Wilcox, Paul B.Wilcox, Kay Wilcox (Brinker)

Glenn is survived by three siblings — Betty Wilcox (Brown), Carol Wilcox (Laughter), Calvin Wilcox; five children — Mort Thompson (and Tina), Rebecca Wilcox (and Laloli) and Dale, Esther Wilcox (Smith) & Steve, Julia Wilcox (Davis) & Gary, Sarah Wilcox (Sheldon); eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A viewing is scheduled for Friday, May 20 from 1-5 p.m. at Gobles Mortuary in Fortuna. Graveside service will be Saturday, May 21 at 1:15 p.m. at Sunrise Cemetery in Fortuna.

The family invites you to a reception following the service at the Fortuna Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Eureka Rescue Mission.


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