James Arlon ‘Jimmy’ Wilcox Sr., 83, owned and operated J & L Flea Market

James Arlon Wilcox Sr.
James Arlon Wilcox Sr.

James Arlon “Jimmy” Wilcox Sr., 83, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019. He was born Jan. 5, 1936, in New Hall, West Virginia.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army. Jimmy had a career as an auto mechanic. He owned and operated J & L Flea Market. He enjoyed time with the Hardees seniors and racing. Jimmy never met a stranger and was always there to help his family or anyone who needed support.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Helen; and brothers, Johnny, Donald (Betty),Thurell, Dennis and Billy Wilcox.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary L. Wilcox; children, Sheila Wilcox Queen, James A. Wilcox Jr. (Shelley), Lisa Jo Wilcox (Roberta Lamp) and Christopher Wilcox (Dawn); sisters-in-law, Shelva Jean and Wanda Wilcox; special friend, Leslie Holt; grandchildren, Angela Schweigert (David), Lyndsey O’Connell, Maloree Hobson (Cam), Megan Erickson (Howard), Rodney Queen III, Samantha Wilcox, Joseph Lamp (Nicole), Samantha Burns and Jackie Lamp; great-grandchildren, Haley, Justin, Eryn, Paige, Saige, Reid, Amori, Alijah, Dante, Corey, Tessa, Maliah, Tatayana, Brayden and Abrianna; and a host of extended family.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, March 31, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Monday, April 1, at the funeral home with burial to follow in Rosewood Memorial Park.

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