Dorothy Jean Wilcox
September 15, 1934 – December 15, 2018
Dorothy (Dot) Jean Little Wilcox, 84, passed away Saturday, December 15, with her family by her side at Hamilton Health Care Center in Hamilton, Texas. Dot was born to the late Omer M. Little and Blanche Thompson Little on September 15, 1934. Dot spent her early days in Littleville along with her five sisters, brother, and niece. Dot was a member of the Littleville Baptist Church where she played piano in her youth. She attended school in Hamilton and graduated from Hamilton High School in 1953. After high school she began a career with the phone company in Hamilton where she worked as an operator. Dot married Charles Bailey Wilcox in 1956 at Littleville Baptist Church. She continued to work at the phone company as an operator as the couple moved for Charles’s coaching career and when he was drafted into the US Army. Over the years, the couple resided in Denton, TX, Pecos, TX, Pacific Grove, CA, Olympia, WA, Burkburnett, TX, Killeen, TX, and Belton, TX before moving to Tucumcari, NM in 1977. Dot and her family lived there for 16 years before returning to Hamilton upon retirement. Dot and Charles then spent 15 years in Ruidoso, NM to be close to their grandchildren. In 2016, they made their return to Hamilton. Dot dedicated her life to her family as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was immensely proud of her family, and she leaves behind beautiful memories, admiration, and appreciation. She continually instilled in her family the importance of treating others well and putting their needs first. Dot loved to provide wonderful meals and good times to all who came to visit. She was a friend and neighbor to many and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Dot enjoyed cooking, reading, studying genealogy, camping, and collectibles and antiques. Dot is survived by her husband, Charles Bailey Wilcox, by three sons, Jason Wilcox of Hamilton, Texas, Russell Wilcox and his wife, Judy, of Cookeville, Tennessee, Zachary Wilcox of Cookeville, Tennessee, by aforementioned niece, Shirley Freeman, daughter of oldest sister Pauline, and by two grandchildren, Caden and Landri Wilcox of Cookeville, Tennessee. She is also survived by many other nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her sisters and brother, Pauline Meher, Martine Hoard, Emily Pipes, Allen Little, Joyce Reinert, and Tookie Reinert. The memorial service for Dorothy Jean Wilcox will be held December 22, 2018 at Riley Funeral Home, 2pm. The family asks that donations be made to the Hamilton Public Library in lieu of flowers.
- Memorial Service Saturday, December 22, 2018
Dorothy Jean Wilcox
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Ilene Spradlin Taylor
December 20, 2018
Jay, I was so very sorry to hear of your loss. Dot was a wonderful person to be around. I am remembering when Wayne and I spent your birthday with them in Ruidoso. She was a tremendous hostess that made us feel right at home. She had a special eye for antiques and even just old things that could come to life. The close unit that your family is brought much happiness to Dot. Your constant care I am certain gave her added years. She was proud of all of you.
My love Jay and to your family
December 19, 2018
Charles, Rusty, Judy, Zach, Jason, Cade, and Landri,
I just want you all to know how sorry I am for the loss of your wife, mom and special grandmother. Dot was a precious spirit who deeply loved her family. She was always so tender towards her boys, but I promise you that you didn't dare hurt one of them or you would see the lion come out in her:)) I loved how open the family was to taking whoever wanted to go watch Rusty and the ball team play along to the away games. I can remember one such time when Kim (Boatman) Garcia and I had the opportunity of riding with the family to Lovington, NM on a school night. What a treat that was to hear Dot and Charles recount the game on the way home. Of course the Rattlers did win and it just happened to be the night that Lovington busted the window of the bus at the overpass as the boys were headed home that evening! I pray peace and comfort for the family.