Katheryn Moak Wilcox

Published 5:00 am Monday, October 17, 2005

Services for Katheryn Moak Wilcox, of Sumter, S.C., are 10 a.m.Tuesday, Oct. 18 at First Presbyterian Church in Sumter.

Visitation is today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bullock Funeral Home inSumter.

Mrs. Wilcox, 85, died Oct. 15, 2005, at Tuomey Regional MedicalCenter. She was born in Bogue Chitto on June 5, 1920, to Henry Moakand Florence Wallace Moak.

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She graduated from Copiah-Lincoln Junior College in 1942 and didpost graduate work at Ohio State University in 1957 and 1958. Sheworked for the Mississippi Employment Service as an employmentsupervisor in Gulfport, where she met and married Capt. C. RaymondWilcox (USAF) on Feb. 14, 1950. She worked for Civil Service withthe Air Force and followed her husband to various assignments inthe United States, Puerto Rico and Korea, where she was active inthe Officers Wives Club and the Women of the Chapel. She and herhusband moved to Sumter in 1967 where her husband was assigned toShaw Air Force Base from which he retired in 1969.

In 1978 she was the first volunteer in the emergency room atTuomey Hospital where she served until January 2004. She was amember of the American Legion Auxiliary, president of theCosmopolitan Club, president and treasurer of the Garden MakersClub, membership chairman of the Sumter/Shaw Community ConcertAssociation, and board member of the Sumter Green. She was a memberof the First Presbyterian Church and Women of the Church where shewas selected as a life member.

Survivors are her husband; one son, James P. Wilcox and LeslieWest, of Sumter; a stepson, Thor Wilcox, of Copenhagen, Denmark;one daughter, Nancy Wilcox Shepherd and her husband, David, ofLargo, Fla.; one brother, Russell Moak; one sister, Josie Wallaceand her husband, Aubrey, of Bogue Chitto; her grandchildren,Kathryn Elizabeth Wilcox, of Sumter, and Seaman Apprentice JamesRaymond Wilcox, of Twenty Nine Palms, Calif; and numerousgreat-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 9 WestCalhoun, Sumter, SC 29150. Online memorial messages may be sent tothe family at www.bullockfuneralhome.com.