Funeral services for 57-year old Leroy Wilcox are Friday, Jan 29, 2021 at 1:00 at the T&T Center in Wanblee, SD, with Pastor Chris Grillo officiating.
Burial is at the Gethsemane Episcopal Cemetery in Wanblee
A one-night wake service starts at Thurs, Jan 28, 2021 at 1:00 at the T&T Center in Wanblee, SD
Leroy Joseph Wilcox was born on March 3, 1963 at home in Wanblee, SD to Floyd and Julia (Milk) Wilcox. Leroy made his journey to the Spirit World on January 17, 2021 at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Aurora, CO.
Leroy was the 4th oldest of Floyd Shlo Wilcox, Sr. and Julia Milk. He was born at home in Wanblee and was delivered by two midwives, Martha White Bull and Leona Winters.
Leroy graduated from Crazy Horse School with the class of 1981, then attended Western Area Tech. He worked for Mac Construction from 1982 to 1988 where he was the lead foreman.
Leroy married Susan Black Crow on September 22, 1984 and to this union were born Angel and Thessa Wilcox.
Leroy later married Darlene No Neck on August 17, 1994 and to this union Kristie and Leroy Wilcox Jr were born. He then moved home to help take care of the family ranch with his family.
Leroy was the lead crewman for the Cluster Housing renovation project from 1993 to 1999.
He was the Eagle Nest District Chairman from 1998 to 2000 and from 2004 to 2006; and had just been elected Eagle Nest District Councilman prior to his passing.
Leroy loved rodeo and founded the Floyd Schlo Wilcox Sr Rodeo in Wanblee in memory of his father, running it from 1994 to 2014
Leroy loved to break horsing with his father, go hunting, ride horseback riding through the Badlands and take the trails his father had taught him.
He was an active member of the Gethsemane Episcopal Church in Wanblee, and a very positive role model to the entire Wanblee Community.
Leroy is survived by his daughters, Angel (Brandon) Terry of Rapid City, SD, Thessa (Chayanne) Polanco of Bronx, New York; and Kristie Wilcox of Wanblee, SD; sons, Leroy “JW” Wilcox, Jr. of Wanblee, SD and Daniel Lakota of Marty, SD; mother, Julia Wilcox of Wanblee, SD; brothers, Floyd “Chili” Wilcox, Lloyd Wilcox, Charlie Wilcox, and Troy Wilcox; sisters, Phyliss Wilcox, Cora Wilcox, Michelle Wilcox, and Bonnie Wilcox; and grandchildren, Tanner and Aaliyah Wilcox.
Leroy was preceded in death by his loving wife, Darlene (No Neck) Wilcox; daughter, Precious Julia Wilcox; father, Floyd Shlo Wilcox, Sr.; brothers, Jason Wilcox and Warren Wilcox; sister, Elizabeth Chipps; niece, Jaylene Pretends Eagle; and grandchildren, Waylon Red Elk, Jr. and Dallas Red Elk.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Terry, Chayanne Polanco, Jeremy Mansfield, Harlan “Chunk” Wilcox, Jr., Orlando Fineran, Leon “Toggie” Little Killer, Eddie Wilcox, and Colton Randall.
Honorary pallbearers will be Aaron Janis, Storm Wilcox, Colin Wilcox, Aldo Pretends Eagle, Heath Pretends Eagle, LJ Wilcox, Kalob Wilcox, Arliss Wilcox, LT Wilcox, Delissa No Neck & Family, Mario Gonzalez, Kathy & Jim Mansfield, Jerry & Johnny Wilson, Black Crow Family, and All Friends & Relatives.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD