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EL DORADO TIMES, 24 March 2000
Fred Franklin "Buck" Wilcox, 73, of Navarre Beach, Fla., formerly of El Dorado, died Sunday March 19, 2000 in Norman, Okla. Graveside memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at Blankenship Cemetery in Rosalia with the Rev. Glenn Thomi, a cousin, officiating. Cremation has preceded the services.

He was born Sept. 12, 1926 in rural Elk County, to Fred E. and Ema (Spalinger) Wilcox. After graduation from El Dorado High School in 1944, he served his country for two years in the United States Navy. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict.

He graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in business. He then attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa., obtaining his master's degree in business administration. He also received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Drexel University.

After working with Aramco in Arabia for several years, he began his career with United Gas Improvement in Philadelphia. He retired from U.G.I. in April of 1990, where he was vice president and general manager of the electric division in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Navarre Beach, Fla.

He is survived by one brother, Raymond Wilcox of El Dorado; one sister, Gena Tarrant of Norman, Okla.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ted Wilcox; and one niece, Michelle Suttles.

A memorial has been established with the Victory in the Valley of Wichita. Contributions may be sent in care of Kirby-Morris Funeral Home.
Transcribed and Contributed by Jan Reading

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