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Gary Wilcox

May 27, 1946 — January 30, 2021

Gary Wayne Wilcox, age 74, of Glenrock, WY, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021.

Gary was born May 27, 1946 in Casper, WY to Wayne and Lois (Herron) Wilcox.  He was raised on the family ranch west of Glenrock.

Unable to serve in the military, he went to work for Sing Well Service and later for Thatcher & Sons as a roust-a-bout, well rig operator, heavy equipment operator, and truck driver.  He later worked for M&G Oil field Service.  He became an entrepreneur by opening an auto mechanic shop (GAPS Service), did contract work for the Town of Rolling Hills, PP&L, Baker Petroleum and various snow removal jobs, and cleaning the Glenrock Post Office until ill health forced his retirement.  In 2000, he purchased and cleaned an acreage that became Coxy’s RV & Boat Storage, which he operated until his death.

Outside of work, he was a member of Jaycees, Glenrock Rifle Club, and enjoyed working with his model railroad.  In 1979, he became a volunteer fireman for 34 years and served as Fire Chief for 4 years.

He was married to Catherine (Martin) from 1965 to 1976.  He then married Patricia (Gustin) in 1977 until her death in 1997.  In 1998, he married Glennda (Lingle Franck) until her death in 2013.

Survivors include brother William (Sue) Wilcox of Lusk, WY; daughters Lila Mae (TC) Townsend of Seattle, WA, and Wendy Ann Perkins of Silver Spring, MD; nephews Cory (Monica) Wilcox of Lusk, WY and Chad (Wren) Wilcox of Alliance, NE; granddaughters Kathleen Perkins of Columbia, SC and Kellie Perkins of Laramie, WY; and several great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his stepfather Emil Arnold, wives Catherine, Patricia, and Glennda, and infant daughter Terra Marie.

Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be held later in 2021.  In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests donations be made in Gary’s name to the Glenrock Senior Center or the Glenrock Fire Department.

Arrangements are entrusted to Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home , 600 CY Ave. Casper, WY 82601

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