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Ronald Jean Wilcox, 84, of Shepherdstown, formerly of Rockville, Maryland, passed away Sunday (Oct. 22, 2017).
He was born in Fairmont on Oct. 16, 1933 to Jean and Bernice Emery Wilcox.
Mr. Wilcox is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Martha Louise (Geege) Hamrick; sons, Kevin and Kraig; and daughter, Kelly. Mr. Wilcox was the proud grandfather to Tina, Nicole, Ashleigh, Alyssa, Amanda, Brandon, Cayla, Dylan and Cody; and two great-grandchildren, Jamie and James. He is survived by sister, Marlene Mallon and brother, John Wilcox.
Mr. Wilcox served in the U.S. Navy. He obtained his bachelor's degree in industrial arts from Fairmont State College and continued his education at the University of Maryland where he received his master's degree in education. He began his teaching career at Berkeley Springs High School before teaching for Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. He taught at Newport Mill Junior High and Parkland Middle School. He also taught at the University of Maryland. He retired from Montgomery County Public Schools in 1988.
Mr. Wilcox was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Darlene.
At Mr. Wilcox's request no services will be held. Memorial donations may be made in his name to Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430. Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com.
Published on October 24, 2017
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