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 Leslie Dean Willcoxon

Leslie Dean Willcoxon

Birth
Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska, USA
Death 12 Apr 2006 (aged 59)
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska, USA
Plot 03.143.07
Memorial ID 13962159 · View Source
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Leslie Dean Willcoxon was born to Wayne William Willcoxon, Sr. and Berneice Gladys Willcoxon on September 2, 1946 in Fairbury.
He passed away on April 12, 2006 of heart failure in Lincoln, at the age of 59.

He was one of two children. Les was raised in Geneva. As a young boy, he was very active in playing baseball and football with many of the neighborhood kids and also enjoying many years playing legion ball. He was referred to as “Spanky” through his school years at Geneva where he also played the tuba in the high school marching band.
After graduating from Geneva High School in 1964, he attended Barber School in Lincoln. He enlisted in the United States Navy in May of 1967. While serving in the Navy, he was deployed to serve on the U.S.S. Ticonderoga and made numerous “shuttle runs” to Vietnam.
Following his discharge from the Navy, he was united in marriage to Rebecca Ann Stephenson, in May of 1970. They moved to Omaha where they raised their three children, Aletha, Shawn and Sheryl.

Les spent many years at Gentleman’s West to continue his career as a barber while pursuing his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Following his graduation, he was employed as an auditor for the Nebraska Department of Revenue for many years (and continued to cut hair for friends and family).
Les always enjoyed growing up in Geneva and ultimately returned where he worked at numerous positions. His favorites included the Fillmore County Courthouse
and Heartland Boy’s Home in rural Geneva.
He played an active role in the renovation project of the courthouse fountain.
It was during this time that prompted him to take horticulture classes and discover his love for gardening and lawn care—he even started his own lawn service.

After retiring, he spent much time fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family. He made several trips to Omaha and various other places to watch his grandchildren in their sporting events. He thoroughly enjoyed his grandchildren and was looking forward to the arrival of his new granddaughter in July.
All of the hugs, kisses, and simple “I love you’s” will be deeply missed. Les lived every day to the fullest, despite his many health conditions and loved his family very much.
Les was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Wayne, Jr. He is survived by daughter Altha Agnew and husband Tim, son Shawn Willcoxon and wife Shelli, and daughter Sheryl Tschimpke and husband Glenn; six grandchildren, Nicole Hoeneman, Amanda Hoeneman, Cameron Agnew, Paige Willcoxon, Zoey Tschimpke and Luke Tschimpke, who loved him dearly and will miss Grandpa. He also leaves behind many aunts, uncles and cousins.

In the end, his sudden death took the life of a man who embraced life with open arms and lived it to the fullest.
Funeral services were conducted from the Farmer and Son Funeral Home in Geneva, on Saturday, April 15, with Pastor Lynn Strandt officiating.
The music consisted of recorded selections: “In the Garden,” “The Old Rugged Cross,” and “Angel’s Flying Close to the Ground.”
Pallbearers were Sam Willcoxon, Jr., Joe Dailey, John Edgecombe, Jr., P.R. Farmer, John Picard and Dennis Rocole. Honorary bearers were Donald Willcoxon, Clinton Willcoxon, Sam Willcoxon, Sr. and Raymond Willcoxon.

Interment was in the Geneva Public Cemetery.
The Nebraska Signal April 2006


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  • Created by: Don
  • Added: 15 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13962159
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leslie Dean Willcoxon (2 Sep 1946–12 Apr 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13962159, citing Geneva Cemetery, Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Don (contributor 46558676) .