Allan Derry Wilcox
Allan Derry Wilcox, 72, passed away December 27, 2018, at his home in Packwood, IA.
He was born February 28, 1946, in Manhattan, NY and graduated from Walt Whitman High School of Huntington Station, Long Island in 1964. He then attended Parsons College in Fairfield, IA. He enlisted in the US Army and served in the Vietnam War from 1968 until 1970 (2nd Battalion 35th Infantry). He later served 26 years with the Iowa National Guard 224th Engineer Battalion based in Fairfield including overseas deployment during Operation Desert Storm.
Allan married Dorothy Mae Irving on September 25, 1973, in Cedar Falls, IA. They moved to Packwood in 1975 where they raised 3 sons, Anthony Dudley (Angela) of North Liberty, IA, Joseph Chacey (Shelby) of Iowa City, IA and Daniel Lee (Heather) of Pella, IA.
Allan was a member of Elks, VFW and American Legion. He liked all sports and followed all New York teams. Some of Allan's inside interests were reading, playing cards (Bridge), and doing crossword puzzles. He had a love for animals especially his pet dogs and cats.
Allan was preceded in death by his father, Allan Dudley and mother Marjorie (Knox).
He is survived by his wife, 3 sons, brother, Peter (Jolene) of Garland, TX and 10 grandchildren.
He has been cremated and no services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers or gifts please make donations to a charity of donor's choice. Cards and memorials may be mailed to 325 North Main Street, Packwood, IA 52580.
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Published on December 31, 2018


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