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Mr. William Mark Wilcox

January 6, 1955 - October 13, 2012
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William Mark "Bill" Wilcox, age 57, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, October 13, 2012. Born January 6, 1955. Survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Elizabeth Miller "Beth" Wilcox, his three children Elizabeth "Betsy" Wilcox (Walter G. Maples), William Mark Wilcox, II (Tiffany Vicknair Wilcox), Cary Jack Boulet (Natasha Pertuit Boulet). Paw-Paw of Eli "Reed" Maples, Mia Sophia Maples and Cyan Lowery-Anthony Boulet. Preceded in death by his parents, Howard Hampton Wilcox, Jr. and Theresa Zeringue Wilcox. Also survived by his siblings, Debra W. Amadeo, Diana D. Wilcox, Paul L. Wilcox,...
William Mark "Bill" Wilcox, age 57, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, October 13, 2012. Born January 6, 1955. Survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Elizabeth Miller "Beth" Wilcox, his three children Elizabeth "Betsy" Wilcox (Walter G. Maples), William Mark Wilcox, II (Tiffany Vicknair Wilcox), Cary Jack Boulet (Natasha Pertuit Boulet). Paw-Paw of Eli "Reed" Maples, Mia Sophia Maples and Cyan Lowery-Anthony Boulet. Preceded in death by his parents, Howard Hampton Wilcox, Jr. and Theresa Zeringue Wilcox. Also survived by his siblings, Debra W. Amadeo, Diana D. Wilcox, Paul L. Wilcox, Lizzie W. Acy and uncle to eleven nieces and nephews. Bill was born in Port Sulphur and was a lifelong resident of Belle Chasse. He graduated magna-cum laude at Holy Cross High School. During those years, he received many accolades which include: All-District Tight End his Junior year the All-American National Team. He set a National record throwing the javelin 232.8 feet, a record which was not broken until 2010. He was the number one recruit in the nation at the tight end position going into his Senior year. After winning state and national titles in the field and track javelin division, he went on to win first place in the Junior Olympics held in Sacramento, California. In 1973, he was Louisiana's top college prospect. After being offered dozens of football scholarships to colleges across the U.S., he decided to play at Tulane University for the 1973-74 football season. His decision was made after receiving a petition that was signed by over 800 people asking him to stay home and play for Tulane. From there, Bill went on to start and successfully run his own business for 35 years. He had a love for fishing, shrimping, duck hunting, OTB, but above all, he had a passion for softball. He was a great ball player, coach, sponsor and friend to many in the softball world. Many will miss his larger-than-life persona and his generous heart. The absolute joy of his life was his grandchildren. He will be forever in our hearts and greatly missed by his wife, family and friends. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of Westside-Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expressway, on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 7:00PM. Visitation will begin at 4:00PM. Internment will be private

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