Michael John Wilcox was born November 22nd, 1957 in Lawrence, KS to Judith Ann Frye. Michael passed away at his home on April 5th, 2018, at the age of 60. A visitation will be held from 5:30p.m to 6:30p.m. April 11th, 2018 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Michael graduated High School in 1976 from Fort Osage High School. After graduating he joined the United States Marine Corps. Due to medical issues Michael’s time in the Marine Corps was short, but was Honorably Discharged. After his time in Marine Corps, Michael then pursued his love for music and went on tour with Dwayne Richardson.
He then married Rhonda Colbert on April 24th, 1982. They divorced. Together, they had three children, Michael John Wilcox, Jr., Christopher John Wilcox, and Rebecca Lynn Wilcox. Rhonda is survived in death.
Michael also had a love for cars and racing. Michael was behind the wheel as well as his own mechanic. Many weeknights and weekends were spent at the racetrack. When he wasn’t at the tracks, he was in the garage working on his cars.
After divorcing, Michael pursued his love for music, once again. He went on tour with Dixie Cadillac’s. The next stop was in Branson, MO. While in Branson, MO Michael preformed in bands all while working full time.
Now retired, Michael moved back to Lawrence, KS in 2005. Michael now had time to do what he may have loved most, fishing. But even more than his love for fishing, Michael loved spending time with his children and grandkids.
Other survivors include his children, Michael John Wilcox, Jr. of Lawrence, KS, Christopher John Wilcox of Eudora, KS and daughter, Rebecca Lynn Wilcox of Lawrence, KS. In addition to his children, he is survived by his grandchildren, Kambriah Nevaeh Wilcox, Trenton John Bender Wilcox , Xaihden Alijah Wilcox, and Adonijah Tz’iyon Wilcox.
Michael was a loving father, grandfather, and friend. He will be deeply missed by many.