- November 24, 1929 - September 3, 2011
- Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
of Herbert's Passing
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“boy, i am sorry to hear that Herbie has passed on, but there is no doubt in my mind that he is entertaining God with his great sense of humor and...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: perry archer - houston, TX
“Joanie - I posted here yesterday after literally stumbling on news of Herbie's death while seeking information about Randall Heffron's death - a...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Pastor Cam and Ronda Keyser
“Joanie- I am devastated to learn of Herbie's passing. I am so very, very, very saddened. I am not able even to express in words how upset Ronda and I...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Pastor Cam and Ronda
“Thinking of you in your hour of sorrow and extending heartfelt sympathy.
4 of 9 | Posted by: Budsy Howard
“Joanie, our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family in the loss of "Herbie". He was my table mate at Exchange Club meetings and we enjoyed...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Jim & Michele Freeman
“A better man never lived. Herbie was one of the best. He was an asset to the Charleston and S.C. area. Going to the Exchange Club meetings and the...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Tom Botchie
“Although I was a new friend of Herbie's, I came to love him a lot! I first met him at the races with Herb and Bobbie Rothschild and then got to know...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Earl Walker
“We will miss you Herbie, may God rest you.
8 of 9 | Posted by: Buddy & Margaret Puckhaber
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during the loss of your wonderful Herbie. We only have known him a short time but feel blessed that we had the...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Doris and Henderson Johnson, Aiken, SC
Entered into eternal rest on the morning of Saturday, September 3, 2011, Herbert "Herbie" Wilcox, husband of Joan Dixon Wilcox. Residence, Mt. Pleasant, SC. The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert "Herbie" Wilcox are invited to attend the funeral services of the former, Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. in St. Matthews Lutheran Church. Interment, Bethany Cemetery. Friends may call at The Citadel Alumni House Renken Hall on Monday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC.
Herbie was born on November 24, 1929 in Charleston, SC, the son of J. Edward Wilcox, Sr., and Nissie Culclasure Wilcox. Herbie attended the High School of Charleston and graduated from The Citadel, Class of 1951. While at The Citadel he was on the wrestling team and boxing team. Herbie served as President of the Association of Citadel Men, President of the Brigadier Club, President of the German Friendly Society, President of the Exchange Club of Charleston, and President of St. Matthew Lutheran Church Council. He was very active in St. Matthews Church, serving in many capacities. He was a life member of the Mariner Lodge #2, life member of the Elks Club of Charleston, a member of the Washington Light Infantry and Emeritus member of the Salvation Army Board of Directors. Herbie served on the Moultrie Constituent School District Board for two years, Mt. Pleasant Town Council for 8 years, and Mt. Pleasant Water Works for 12 years. Herbie retired as a Vice President of Roper Hospital after 22 years. He served 22 years of active and reserve duty in the US Air Force, retiring as a Lt. Colonel. On October 27, 1956 he married his love, Joan H. Dixon.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; his daughter Tamara W. (Richard) Spelman; son, Herbert Dixon Wilcox; granddaughters: Elizabeth Claire Spelman and Caroline Wilcox Spelman; and stepbrother: Louis Costa. He was preceded by his parents and siblings, J.E. Wilcox, Jr., John D. Wilcox, Elizabeth W. Small, Albert Wilcox (Albie), and Jamie E. Wilcox and stepbrother: Mars Costa.
Memorials may be made to St. Matthews Lutheran Church Renovation Fund, 405 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401 or The Citadel Development Fund, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409.
Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.