Age 82, of East Lansing, passed away April 30, 2012. He was born May 30, 1929, in Jackson, MI, to Earl and Nora Wilcox. Rob grew up in Lansing, graduating from Eastern High School in 1947. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. After the military, he worked for GMAC in Chicago before becoming employed at the State of Michigan, where he retired in the early 1990’s.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Franklyn. Surviving are: sister-in-law, Donna Wilcox of Medford, NJ; nephews, Kent Wilcox of Medford, NJ, Timothy Wilcox of Voorhees, NJ and James Wilcox, Sr. of Muskegon; 5 grand nephews; 2 grand nieces; and good friend, Jonathan Solis of Lansing.
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2012, at Riverside Cemetery in Alma. His family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 10:00 to 1:00 Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Greater Lansing Food Bank, Lansing City Rescue Mission, or USO in memory of Robin Wilcox.