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Bruce Allan Wilcox (1934-2017)

Bruce Allan Wilcox

FARMINGTON - Bruce Allan Wilcox, 83, of Phillips, passed away on Aug. 7, 2017 at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

He was born on June 11, 1934 in Warwick, Rhode Island, the son of Raymond and Edith (Harrington) Wilcox.

Bruce made his career in the Army National Guard as a Chief Warrant Officer, W-4, retiring after 32 years of service.

He was a distinguished pistol marksman, international pistol medalist, and a NRA firearms instructor. Bruce was a member of the Washington Lodge A.F &A.M. In North Kingstown, RI, Prescott-Fairbanks American Legion Post # 64 in Phillips, Wilton Fish and Game Club, Phillips Men’s Club, Phillips ATV Club, and the Phillips Sportsmen’s Club. He served on the Board of Selectmen in Phillips.

Bruce is survived by; his wife of 62 years, Ruth A. Wilcox of Phillips; his children, Robin Bliven and husband William of Wilmington, MA, Barbara Iarossi of Coventry, RI, Bruce Wilcox and wife Tonia of Aurora, CO; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren; and his brother, George Wilcox of RI.

There will be no services at this time. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

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  1. Rest easy Chief!

  2. I'm gonna miss you my friend! Loved seeing you at the store and we would talk...gonna miss u calling me
    Sue- Ducky!!!
    To Bruce's family, our thoughts and prayers to you..Bruce was a great person and we will miss him!
    RIP and fly high my friend!

  3. Rest in peace Bruce. I enjoyed our conversations at The Bull.

  4. To Bruce's family and friends, I am saddened to hear of the passing of Bruce...I met Bruce in 1972 whe. I went to work full time at the AASF in Warwick, RI...Bruce initially came across as this big tough guy but in reality he was gentle and kind...I will never forget the time that he offered unsolicited advice to me on a life event...it changed me...he was also one of the people that encouraged me to attend Officer Candidate School...I have not seen Bruce in many, many years but he is one I think of as a mentor...I will miss him, we all will miss him...my condolences...

    MG (Retired) Jim Nuttall
    West Chester, Ohio

  5. My condolences to the Wilcox family. Bruce was my first contact when I joined the National Guard and I was very interested in Pistol Marksmanship. He was an excellent coach and always offered valuable advice during my shooting career and tenure as Range Officer. Thank you my friend.
    Rest in Peace.

  6. My sincerest sympathy to the entire Wilcox family. I first met Bruce when I started working at the AASF in RI. At that time, I was a SP4. Bruce was a big, jovial man who was always willing to help and had a smile on his face.
    Although I haven't seen Bruce for many years, his kindness will be forever in my mind.
    Rest in Peace, Bruce.

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