"4 Years"



Ambition: Undecided









Sam proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines. He was a decorated Marine. In 1967 he received two Purple Heart Medals for wounds received in combat action while in support of the Forces of the Republic of Vietnam in their struggle with the North Vietnam Communist.





June 8, 1947 to August 15, 2018


Sam Houston Wilcox, a resident of Elkin, West Virginia, was born Sunday, June 8, 1947 and was a son of the late Claude Wilcox and Maxine Arbogast Wilcox. Sam passed from this life on August 15, 2018 at the age of 71. He had been in his usual health and death was unexpected.

Sam was a member of the 1965 Westwood Track Team and graduated from Westwood High School in Memphis TN in 1965. Something very important to him was to support the local American Legion and the VFW. He was very proud of being in the military and loved all things Veteran related.

In his younger years, Sam trained and rode horses and enjoyed riding his motorcycle. Sam was quite the country dancer and had a pair of boots for every night. He had been employed as an electrician at Dale's Electric and as a custodian for U.S. Forestry Service and the Federal Building in Elkins, from which he retired.

Sam was formerly married to Dolly Wilcox of Ohio. He left to cherish his memory: six children, Donald L. Wilcox of OH; Donna S. Houser and husband Tom of OH; Tracy L. Wilcox and wife Debbie of OH; Kristi Nation and wife Karen of TX; Kelly Luther of TX; and Owen Chase of OH, three grandchildren; Thomas Houser Jr.; Melanie Houser and Darren Wilcox, three great-grandchildren; Enzo Wilcox; Alivia Robinson; and Devin Robinson, two brothers: Robert Wilcox of the Philippines; and Dean Wilcox Sr. and wife Sharon of OH, nieces and nephews: Dean Jr.; David M.; Derek L. Wilcox; Lacey J. Burns, Jeff D.; Robbie, Adam; and Sabrina Wilcox, and long-time companion, Phyllis Webster of FL.

The family's request for cremation was honored and interment took place on a later date in the American Legion's Little Arlington Cemetery. A Celebration of Life with a dinner was held at the Elkins VFW Saturday, August 18, 2018, at 1:00 pm.


Published by "Randolph and Hostetler Funeral Homes", Elkins, West Virginia, August 15, 2018




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