Stephen Wilcox


A Celebration of Life for Stephen Wilcox, 63, of Kilgore, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, August 4, at Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore with Reverend David Hampton officiating. Mr. Wilcox completed his earthly journey on Thursday, July 26, 2018 in Kilgore.

Stephen was born on October 1, 1954, in New Orleans, La. His parents, Walter and Jackie Wilcox, moved their family to Richardson, Texas, where Stephen was a 1973 graduate of JJ Pearce High School. He married the love of his life, Paula Duckworth, September 11, 1976 and they spent the next 32 years making many happy memories. They relocated to Liberty City in 1985.

Stephen worked for Dolly Madison Foods in Tyler. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing. His grandchildren, children and especially his wife, Paula, were the source of his strength and spending time with them was when he was happiest.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Shawn Wilcox and his wife Sara of Kilgore, Audra Keown of Rockport; mother, Jackie Tusa of Slidell, La; grandchildren, Hunter Wilcox, Spencer Keown, Austin Keown, Jaxon Keown, Chase Wilcox, Olivia McDougal; siblings, Linda Pearl, Buddy Wilcox, Dena Buras and Brian Wilcox, all of Slidell, La. Also, left to carry on his legacy are numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other loving family members.

He was preceded in death by his father and his wife Paula.

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