Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
December 5, 2011 12:25 pm EST


CENTERBURG — Thomas R. Wilcox, 72, of Centerburg, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2011.

He was born Oct. 7, 1939, in Columbus, to the late Gordon and Dorothy (Isel) Wilcox. Tom was a man who saw and experienced the fullness of life through the lens of his camera. He worked for WTVN-TV, OSU Neuropathology, the Columbus Citizen Journal for 19 years, Riverside Media Center and was presently working for the State of Ohio Department of Health. He was a member of Professional Photographers of America, and owned and operated The Village Photographer “Heartland Images” in Centerburg. Tom had a warm heart for stray animals and enjoyed a good cup of Starbucks coffee.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Judith (Haag) Wilcox; children, Thomas G. (Julie), Robert (Carol), John (Sonja), Elizabeth Adams and Krista (Tom) Hagans; grandchildren, Adam, Katie, Nic, Emily (Patrick Wheeler) and Alex Wilcox, Jimmy Geiger, Megan (Eric) Berry, Nate Hagans, Joshua and Carson, Nate, Amber (Garrett Mann) and Tiffany Adams; great-granddaughter, Isabelle Wheeler; cousins, Ron (Mary) Wilcox, Ed (Judy) Isel and Danny (Judy) Isel; sister-in-law, Shirley Cochran; many good friends. Family will receive friends today, Dec. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Schoedinger North Chapel, 5554 Karl Road, Columbus, where services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Dr. Art Haimerl (All Shepherds Lutheran Church) officiating.

A memorial fund has been established and envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please visit to share memories or extend condolences.

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