Wilburn D. “ W. D. “ Wilcox, Jr., 65, of Mauriceville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, at his residence after an illness. W. D. was born on April 13, 1948 in Orange, to Wilburn D. Wilcox, Sr. and Bonnie Mae (McCall) Wilcox, he lived the last six years in Mauriceville, and previously lived in West Orange; and was raised in Hartburg.

He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in West Orange. He worked as a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry. W. D. enjoyed fishing, hunting, spending time with his grandchildren, whom he had special nicknames for. He enjoyed riding around visiting people in his motorized scooter, and he was eagerly awaiting the arrival of his great granddaughter, Taylor Nicole “ Sugar T “ Stout.

W. D. is preceded in death by his parents and his granddaughters, Maegan and Marylin Wilcox.

Those who will most cherish his memory, are his loving wife of 40 years, Ida Wilcox of Mauriceville; daughter, Marie Boyle and husband, Nicholas of Orange; sons, Curtis Wilcox of Beaumont and Raymond Wilcox of Mauriceville; sister, Jeanette Berry and husband, Monroe of Deweyville; brother, Larry Wilcox and wife, Donna of Vidor; grandchildren, Joshua “Little Man” Lingo, Tyler “Stoutman” Stout and fiancée, Sara Smith, Laurell “ Sugar Angel ” Wilcox, Ryleigh “ Sugar J “ Wilcox, Spencer “ B Man “ Boyle and Colton “ Co Man “ Boyle; great grandchildren Mikey Lingo and Alyssa “ Sugar E “ Stout, and of course his great granddaughter, soon expected. W. D. is also survived by numerous members of his extended family and friends.

Services to remember and honor W. D.’s life will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday, March 3, at the Calvary Baptist Church on Western Avenue in West Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. David Millner, pastor of the church. Rite of committal and interment will follow services at King Cemetery in Hartburg.

A gathering of family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Sunday at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.

Serving as pallbearers will be Nick Boyle, Robert Berry, Kenneth Stanley, Tyler Stout, Chris Stout and Joshua Lingo. Condolences may be listed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.