March 19, 1947 – March 29, 2018
A celebration of life service will be held and announced later this summer for David E. Wilcox, 71, of North Bend. Private cremation rites were held at Ocean View Memory Gardens in Coos Bay.
David was born March 19, 1947 in Eugene, to Richard Eugene Wilcox and Frances Mae (Foster) Wilcox. He passed away March 29, 2018 at his home in North Bend following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Dave left an indelible mark on those who knew and loved him. He graduated from Thurston High School, Class of 1965. He then went on to Southern Oregon College where he met the love of his life, Linda Burton, in 1966. Dave completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Oregon in the spring of 1968 and married Linda that fall Sept. 7, 1968. Dave and Linda moved to Coos Bay, where Dave worked for Weyerhaeuser and had two children, Aaron and Colleen. He transferred to Citrus Heights, Calif., in 1981 until Weyerhaeuser closed the doors and he and his family settled in Stockton, Calif., in 1983. Dave worked in media sales and retired from Comcast, then moved back to Coos Bay in 2009 and worked for KCBY. He fully retired from KCBY in 2012.
Dave was involved in Stockton East Rotary for 25 years and continued his community involvement with Coos Bay/North Bend Rotary for the past eight years. Dave enjoyed fishing with his friend Keedy, golfing, listening to Frank Sinatra and spending time with his wife of 49-plus years and his children and grandchildren.
Dave is survived by his wife, Linda of North Bend; son, Aaron Wilcox of Kenosha, Wis.; daughter, Colleen Moreno and her husband, Ian of Stockton, Calif.; mother, Frances Wilcox of Springfield; brother, Ken Wilcox of Eugene; brother, Richard Wilcox of Springfield; granddaughters, Angelique and Dominique Moreno of Stockton, Calif.; grandson, Ashton Wilcox of Ottowa, Ill.; and great-grandson, Enzo Wilcox of Ottowa, Ill.
Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.