Obituary of Willis A. Wilcoxson

Willas A Wilcoxson

Willis A. Wilcoxson, 91, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2018 after a short illness.  The son of Alfred and Miriam French Wilcoxson, he was born on July 15, 1926; he attended local schools and Northfield Mount Hermon School in Northfield, MA.  A charter member of the VFW and a veteran of World War II, Willis served overseas in Europe and California as a military policeman.  After his discharge from the army, he worked as a carpenter in the Great Barrington area, retiring in 1980.

 Willis was predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Ruth Tully Wilcoxson, whom he married in 1947. He is survived by his son Jeffrey (Janice) of Nashua, NH and his daughter Jean Raifstanger (Timothy) of Alford, MA, as well as grandsons Kristopher (Aimee) of Sandisfield and Blake (companion Jessica Platt) of Alford and step-grandsons Brian, Kevin and Patrick (Rebecca) Thomas.   He also leaves great-grandchildren Chevelle, Sadie and Kasen; “step-grandson” Keegan; and two nephews, Peter Windrush and Jonathan Capon of Maine.  He was predeceased by his sister, Norma.

  At Willis’ request, a private service with Military Honors for the family was held at Elmwood Cemetery.  The family wishes to thank the staff at Geer Village and Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation for the great care they gave to Willis, their kindness and compassion will always be remembered. Condolences may be made through

One Response to Obituary of Willis A. Wilcoxson

  1. To The Family: Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. May you find comfort knowing that very soon God promises to end suffering and also “death will be no more”. (Revelation 21:3,4)

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