Michael John Wilcox

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.

 

Messages & Condolences

From Lyndsay...

May your smile be bright and the heavenly fish you catch be the biggest! You were truly a gentleman and a great friend! I’ll never not smile when thinking of you. Wishing your family peace and prayers with love.

From Margie M. Wilson...

I’ll never forget one of our last talks at the shelter. I was so sad and your words comforted me. You promised me that you’d do everything you could to see that there was a place for me, and not to give up. Less than 2 months later I finally had a home, just like you said I would. You gave me help and hope, when all I could see was darkness. Rest in Peace Big Mike, love ya forever.

From Greg Howard...

I have many memories of Mike from his time in Lecompton. He was one of the singers at oour wedding and also played with the richardson band that played at our wedding dance. Thanks for all you did for us man and may you rest in peace. Greg and Carol Howard

From Sheryl Sanders...

Rest easy my friend, love you always !

From John Bell...

I played with Mike for many years in the Dwane Richardson band. He was a great singer and musician. No telling how many miles we traveled together going to gigs. Those were great times and memories and he will be missed. -jb

From Vi Gottstein...

I am so sorry for your loss, although I had lost contact with Mike several years ago. He was such a good musician and we used to go to listen to him when he was working in Topeka and enjoyed it so much. He always had that big smile and so friendly. His 3 kids went to school with ours while we were in Perry.

From Brian King...

MIke was a good man, i used to talk to him every week, im shocked.
Unfortunately his health had taken a turn recently and he just got his disability!
God bless you mike, ill remember you

From Gary & Judy Coffman...

We have known Mike for over 40 years and somehow have managed to keep in close contact for those 40 years…..he will be greatly missed. Love and condolences to Mike, Rebecca and Christopher.

From Katie frazier...

R. I. P. Mike. Another friend gone too soon. I was super shocked when I found out. Prayers and condolences to his family in this tough time.

From Stephnie...

Rest in Peace. I love you, always ❤

From Mark Clark...

R I P, Big Mike.

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