John Anthony “Tony” Wilcox, 52, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born, June 2, 1969, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Billy E. Sr. and Norma J. (Lackey) Wilcox. He departed this life, Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at his home surrounded with love and family.
Tony was a1987 William Chrisman High School graduate where he enjoyed playing competitive baseball and football.
He was a United States Army veteran serving from September 1987 to September 1990.
On April 25, 2008, he was united in marriage to Theresa Lynn (Fallin) Peery in San Diego, California.
Tony worked for the QuikTrip Convenience store company for 31 years where he was employed as a Store Manager at several different locations. He also worked for Tim’s Pizza in Independence every Friday night for many years. He was a member of the Grace Family Fellowship Church in Pleasant Hill. He enjoyed playing golf, traveling, camping, NASCAR, playing poker/blackjack, visiting a niece in Mississippi, watching another niece play college basketball, watching Chiefs games, and all other sports on TV.
Tony was preceded in death by his father and an infant brother, Gary Lee Wilcox.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa of Pleasant Hill; two stepsons, Matthew (and Laura) Peery of Rolla, Missouri, and Samuel Peery of Story City, Iowa; his mother, Jean Wilcox of Independence, Missouri; three grandchildren, Moriah Peery, Caleb Peery, and David Peery; two brothers, Mark (and Somhack) Wilcox of Kansas City, Kansas, and Billy (and Morgan) Wilcox, Jr. of Leawood, Kansas; two sisters, Debi Wood of Oak Grove, Missouri, and Kim (and John) Saxton of Independence, Missouri. two nephews, Andrew (and Ashley) Wilcox, Chris Wood (and Dulce), and two nieces, Lauren Wilcox, and Gabby Wilcox; other relatives and friends.
Cremation has been accorded.
A celebration of his life was held Monday, January 31, 2022, at the Grace Family Fellowship, Pleasant Hill Pastor's Matthew Peery and Roger Smith officiated. Full military honors were conducted by the United States Army and the V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor Guard. Visitation was held two hours prior to the service.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Folds of Honor or the V.F.W. Post #3118 Veterans Relief Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleyedenburn.com
Arrangements: Stanley-Edenburn Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550