Kelton David Wilcox age 70 of New Tazewell, Tennessee, was born January 10, 1944, and went to his heavenly home on May 7, 2014. He was saved at an early age and was a member of MCM Missionary Baptist Church. After his retirement, he moved from Hammond, Indiana to the home place where he grew up. He enjoyed spending his free time with family and friends and buying, selling, and restoring older cars and trucks.
Kelton was preceded in death by his wife Lisa Kay (Watson) Wilcox and his parents: Walter and Hallie (Simmons) Wilcox.
He is survived by:
Daughter: Brenda Kay Blackburn, the joy and bright light of his life.
Son-in-law: Bill Blackburn of Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Brother and Sister-in-law: Tay and Mary Wilcox, New Tazewell, TN.
Sister and Brother-in-law: Karen and Larry Monroe, New Tazewell, TN.
Sisters-in-law: Thelma Neely, Knoxville, TN; Jewell Bull, Tazewell, TN,
and Blanch Killion, Riceville, TN.
Brother-in-law: Beazer Watson, New Tazewell, TN
Several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends whose life was enhanced by knowing and loving him. They will all miss the love and kindness that he so generously shared with everyone.
The family will receive friends Saturday, May 10th from 5PM to 7PM at the Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home, New Tazewell, TN. Funeral services will follow at 7PM in the Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dallas Harrell and the Rev. Robert Simmons officiating. Music will be provided by Living Waters. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home Sunday, May 11th, at 11AM to proceed to Fairview Cemetery for graveside services.
Pallbearers: Gary Wilcox, Rick Wilcox, Ben Monroe, Matthew McGeorge,
Hoy Watson, Andy Kapnick, Christopher Watson, and Sam Sproles
Honorary Pallbearers: Larry Wilcox and Coy Keck
Claiborne - Overholt Funeral Home is Honored to be serving the family