Michael Roger Wilcox

December 23, 1948April 5, 2013
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Mr. Michael Roger Wilcox, 64, of 161 Grayson Park Road, Statesville, died Friday, April 5, 2013, at his home. He was born December 23, 1948, in Iredell County and was a son of the late Roger Sherman and Elsie Miller Wilcox. He was a member of Monticello Baptist Church. He attended Iredell County Schools and earned his high school diploma while serving in the U. S. Army. He served in the 173rd Airborne Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division. His accomodations awarded include: The Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device 1960, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge and Sharpshooter (M-14 Rifle) and (M-16 Rifle). He also graduated from Catawba Valley Technical College in 1974 with an Applied Science Degree and was the Manager and mold maker at Monticello Pottery. He was also an avid deer hunter. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Alvina Johnson Wilcox; a son, Mark Roger Wilcox and his wife, Renee of Statesville; and a daughter, Jennie W. Martin and her husband, David, of Statesville. He was the very proud grandfather of Micah Martin and Hunter Martin. He is also survived by his siblings, Jeanette M. Warren of Statesville, Larry Miller and his wife, Marie of Statesville, Renae Parker and her husband, Claman, of Hickory and Sharon Burgess and her husband, Ricky, of Hiddenite. Additional survivors include an uncle, Garland Wilcox, an aunt, Anna W. Wooten and husband, Michael, 12 nieces and nephews, 24 great nieces and nephews and 5 great great nieces and nephews along with his special friends, Dale Wilson and Dr. Stanley Sliwinski. Services celebrating Mr. Wilcox's life will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Monday April 8, 2013 at Monticello Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Henderson officiating. He will lie in state at the church from 12:30 until the funeral hour while the family receives friends. Burial will follow with full military rites at Iredell Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Derrick Bass, Rusty Warren, Terry Wingler, Audie Warren, Mitch Walker, Chris Miller, Gary Wingler, Marcos Harnandez and Pablo Harnandez. Condolences may be sent online to the family at Memorials may be given to Monticello Baptist Church, 3603 Taylorsvillle Highway, Statesville, N.C. 28625. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Visitation Monday, April 8, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 8, 2013

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April 30, 2013

My big brother. He was the best. I still can't believe Michael is not with us any longer. It hurts so much. ~Sissy

Pat Moore

April 19, 2013

Dear family - so sorry to hear about your loss. We were in school together although we never got to know each other. Keeping you in my prayers, Pat


April 9, 2013


Linda Bollinger

April 9, 2013

Michael will be remembered for his joy. It was written on his face and his actions. I enjoyed visiting the pottery place and he was always so willing to help one. He will be missed. May God bless his family.

Mike Carey

April 8, 2013

To the Wilcox family,
Mike was a special man to my dad, and therefore, was a special person to me and my family. He was a very funny man and a man I really looked up to when I was a young boy. I hope to hear some more of your stories one day again when I get up there!
Mike Carey and family

Bill Pearson

April 8, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mike. Mike and I were good friends during our young teenage years but lost contact with each other when we joined the army. I know mike will be missed. Cherish the memories of him and he will always be with you. God bless the family of Mike....

Denise Wooten

April 8, 2013

Mike, the story teller. Mike who never met a stranger. Mike was a friend to everyone he met. I will never forget him and his wonderful personality. He always made me laugh out loud. Although he has entered into God's kingdom and that wonderful place reserved for us, he will never be out of our hearts. He will be with us always. The memories keep him alive in us till we meet again just across that line we call death. He lives and you can be assured that he is experiencing a happiness and peace that passes all of our understanding. God bless all the members of his family and may the Holy Spirit comfort you all during this time of great loss. Thank you, Mike, for your service to our great nation. Amen

Pam Moyer

April 8, 2013

Vina, Jenny and Mark - so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I have lots of great childhood memories of being a part of your family. Mike was like a second Dad to me. He always picked with me and gave me the nickname of "Bones". I know he will be greatly missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

With Deepest Sympathy,

Andreas Patterson

April 8, 2013

Sorry for your loss our family prayers are with you. He will be missed by all the family.

Keith,Debbie Prestwood

April 8, 2013

Thinking of only you today Mike and your family.The world has lost a one of a kind and a irreplaceable soldier of life.March on my good friend tho I will see you real soon ! With love and the heaviest heart Keith and Debbie Prestwood