Against his family’s wishes, Marvin Wilcox departed this life on June 17th 2023. Marvin Lee Wilcox was born in Kingfisher on December 8th, 1946, to Marion “Fuzz” and Julia “Judy” Wilcox.
He attended Big 4 school through graduation in 1965. He spoke fondly of his school days at Big 4 and considered himself fortunate to have been a part of the big four community. After graduation Marvin married Linda Perdue and to this union was born two children most precious to him Jeffrey Lee and Lisa Marlyn.
Marian began his working career at KB&T filing checks. He was told, “with your smile you need to be out front”, so he learned the loan officer roll under the tutelage of Otto Cowell and Wayne Hasenfratz. Marvin was a credit to his position and always believed in giving people a chance. Marvin loved softball and played with a fierce competitive spirit. He was flown all over the United States to play tournament ball while also playing in local and state leagues. He was well known on the softball field for his home run hitting. He made many friends during his softball career with Tom Edgar and Tom Arms being at the top of the list. He began weightlifting as a way to hit the ball farther. He met the love of his life, Pam and after a short 9-year courtship, they were married on June 11th 1993. Marvin was an avid outdoorsman, loved to fish and pheasant hunt with best friends Kurt Henderson and Craig Simmons.
He loved keeping his yard green, mowed and weed eated, but his passion became raising racehorses, and this continued until his death. He often said, “you got to know somebody in the horse business, or they’ll eat you alive”. He knew some of the best in lifelong friends Gary McNair, Monty McNair, Kenneth Murray and Dan Francis.
Marvin was a fair and honest man, treated people with respect and kindness, and made friends so easily with his wonderful smile and personality. He was tremendously proud of his two children and what they’ve accomplished in their lives. He would say, “they didn’t get their smarts from me they got it from their mom”. That pride carried over to his grandchildren and he would puff up his chest when bragging about them.
Marvin’s legacy will live on in his children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be missed beyond measure.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, numerous aunts and uncles, and father-in-law, Buck Hollinger.
Marvin leaves behind his wife of 30 years Pam; Son, Jeff and daughter-in-law Shanna Wilcox, daughter, Lisa Wilcox; grandchildren, Landon, Logan, Jeremy, Olivia, Taylor, Dillon, and Kate; two great grandsons, Turner and Charlie; nieces, Lael Townsend and Heather Payne; 2 nephews, Ryan Wilcox and Cris Wilcox.
In lieu of flowers the family asked that you make a donation to the SPCA of your choice or any animal rescue.
Graveside services will be 10:00 AM, Thursday, June 22nd, 2023 at Banner cemetery in Dover OK.