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Robert Lynn Wilcox

May 2, 1952 February 14, 2020
Robert Lynn Wilcox
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Robert Lynn Wilcox, 67, Carthage, Missouri, passed away early Friday morning, February 14, 2020 at Landmark Hospital, Joplin, Missouri, with family by his side. Robert was born May 2, 1952 in Hiawatha, Kansas to Charles and Kathryne (Roland) Wilcox. He was a 1970 graduate of Augusta High School in Augusta, Kansas. Robert married Joelyn Stanton on March 14, 1973 and to this union, two children were born. Robert then married Shelly Baumann on August 4, 2006 in Carthage. Robert worked as a heat treater and hand former for Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, Kansas, where he retired after 35 years. He was a coach for little league soccer in Augusta and was an avid Denver Broncos fan. Robert loved fishing, bird watching, planting flowers and tending to his Iris garden, but most of all, loved his family. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Carthage.

He leaves behind his wife, Shelly Wilcox, Carthage; children, Rebecca Osburn (husband Charles), Wichita, Kansas, and Charles Wilcox, Marquette, Michigan; step-children, Tim Payne (wife Daphne), Joplin, Missouri, Keri Dougless (husband Cody), Carthage, and Tyler Payne, Xiamen, China; his father, Charles Wilcox; grandchildren, Scarlett and Xander; step-grandchildren, Jadon, Malachi, Gracelynn, Karis, Brynlee, Joshua, and Kya; brothers, Paul Wilcox (wife Jacqueline), Augusta, Kansas, and Kim Wilcox (wife Shelley), Ottawa, Kansas; and sister, Shirley Cummins (husband Dan), Cummings, Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathryne Wilcox; his first wife, Joelyn (Stanton) Wilcox; and a brother, Charles Kenneth Wilcox.

Memorial services will be held 2 pm, Monday, February 17, 2020 at First Christian Church, Carthage. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date. Memorial gifts are suggested to American Cancer Society in care of Knell Mortuary. Online condolences may be expressed through Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.

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2:00 PM 2/17/2020 2:00:00 PM
First Christian Church

800 S. Main St.
Carthage, MO 64836

First Christian Church
800 S. Main St. Carthage 64836 MO
United States

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Memorial gifts are suggested to American Cancer Society in care of Knell Mortuary.

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