James L. Wilcox Jr (Casey)

James L. Wilcox Jr (Casey) 72, died October 14, 2015, with his family by his side. Casey the first of eight children was born April 4, 1943, to James and Opal Wilcox in Tooele, Utah. As a child he had many adventures as the family moved throughout the west. In 1960 he joined the US Army and served his country during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Casey married the love of his life Colleen Nielsen of Tooele, Utah, on June 24, 1961; they remained side by side for more than 54 years. After being honorably discharged from the Army he worked construction in Idaho for several years before moving to Tooele where he attended college learning electronics while working at the Tooele Army Depot and later Dugway Proving Grounds where he worked in the service of his country until he retired in 1998. Casey was always outdoors he enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, horseback riding or any other activity he could do with his family. Casey raised five children Kim, Rory, Jim, Connie and a special granddaughter Amy. His family was his life and he had a special love for the many grandchildren Kenny, Kristen, Steve, Amber, KaiLani, Shalayne, Alex, Danijo, Aspen, Shaye, and Riddik and six great-grandchildren Emma, Maddie, Cheyenne, James Curtis, Steven and Zoey. Casey always found time to do the stuff that was important to the kids. Survived by his wife Colleen, Children Kim (Lew) Byrne, Tooele, UT; Rory (Shonna) Spring Creek, NV; Jim (Lori) Grantsville, UT; Connie (Dan) Miles, Tooele, UT; and Amy Wilcox, Tooele, UT; his Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren, sister Sheron (Sam) Ladue, Parker CO; brother Don Wilcox, Boise, ID; and sister Marilyn (Terry) Thompson, Grantsville, UT. Preceded in death by his parents James and Opal Wilcox, sister Constance and brothers Wayne, Steve and Kerry. A graveside service will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, October 20th at the Tooele City Cemetery. There will be a viewing prior to the graveside service from 10:30-11:30 at Didericksen Memorial, 87 W Main, Grantsville. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.

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