Thomas R. "Tom" Wilcox, 86 of Fort Scott, Kansas, formerly of Pleasanton, Kansas passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018. He was born, Wednesday, March 9, 1932 in Cadmus, Kansas, the eldest son of James Russell and Meredith Zelma Perry Wilcox. He graduated from Parker Rural High School with the class of 1950. After graduation he joined the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1954. He married Marilyn Harris on February 10, 1957 in Leeton, Missouri. To this union three daughters were born, LeeAnn Gonzalez, Karen Snow and Kristy Holmes. Tom had many careers in his life time, he was an over the road truck driver for several years for Stevens Trucking, he owned and operated Wilcox Service, a filling station, he worked for Hicks and Ragland putting up cell phone towers and finally he worked for the Kincaid Tour Bus Company. The bus company took him all over the United States.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Roy Wilcox, a sister Marjory Moree, and a son in law, Don Snow. Along with his wife, he is survived by his daughters, LeeAnn Gonzalez, Karen Snow and Kristy Holmes and husband, Chuck, his grandchildren, Josh Snow and wife, Taylor, Matthew Johns and wife, Elishya, Collin Probasco and wife, Heather, Kane Snow and wife, Heather, Logan Probasco and wife, Kyla, Kyle Holmes and wife, Anna Marie, Shannon Minor and husband, Bob. He is also survived by a brother, Lee Wilcox, and a sister in law LaVaughn Wilcox, 11 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at 1:30 pm, Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel with graveside services at 2:30 pm at the Pleasanton Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to Alzheimer''s Association, American Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation. Online condolences may be left at www.schneidersfunerals.com.