Obituary for Charles Wilcox
Charles “Chuck” Sherman Wilcox was the father of five beautiful children, 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He worked from janitor to teacher to superintendent over the years. His teaching career totaled 24 years. Many of those years were spent at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo (State Hospital), working with troubled youth.
Chuck had a love of history that he shared through storytelling. He was an accomplished artist, Studebaker enthusiast and was always teaching and encouraging others. He shared his values of generosity and service to others by joining the Canon City Noon Lions Club, where he was an active member of the club for 37 years and received many awards for his work.
He believed a man was only as good as his word. This is the way Chuck ran his hearing aid business for 17 years. He covered several counties with top care, even on payments and with a handshake for a contract. Those who knew him will be forever touched and changed by his humor and love.
Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Garnet Wilcox; sister, Amy Anderson; children, Kathleen, Debbie, Katrina, Lyle, Francie, and their families. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to the Canon City Noon Lions Kids Sight Program, P.O. Box 85, Canon City, CO 81212.
Memorial service, 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 9, 2017, Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 245 S. Raynolds Ave., Canon City.