Marvin Earl Wilcox Sr.
Marvin Earl Wilcox Sr. was born April 12, 1946 in Bay City, Texas to Earl and Annie Wilcox. He was educated in the public schools of Bay City, Texas and graduated from Hillard High School in 1965. He later moved to La Marque, Texas where he was employed with Todd’s Shipyard as a pipefitter for over twenty years. After retiring from Todd’s Shipyard, Marvin worked for the Local 116 Labor Union for eleven years. Although most of his life was spent in La Marque and Texas City, stability came in the form of his three sons Derrick, Kevin and Marvin Jr., whom he shared with former spouse, Alice Green Wilcox. He was also an excellent carpenter as well as a jack of all trades. He devoted his life to Christ and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Other hobbies he loved to do was fishing, hunting and watching his favorite sport teams the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Rockets.
Marvin is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Annie Wilcox, his siblings Edward Wilcox, Zella Jackson, Irene Hynson, Audrey Zachary, Charlette Wilcox, and Arlene Taylor.
Left to cherish Marvin’s memories are his children, Derrick Wilcox, Kevin Wilcox (Christina), and Marvin Wilcox Jr. (Danielle), Mario LaDay (LaNita) Corian LaDay, Shereka LaDay, Christopher Ealim; siblings, Cleo Ward, Mitchell Wilcox, Josi Childs, Brenda Parker, and Kenneth Wilcox; nineteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; former spouse, Alma LaDay Wilcox and a host of nieces, nephews, many relatives and special cousins, Ernest Lewis, July Franklin and Willie Franklin.
Then I heard a voice from heaven say,
“Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.”
“Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”