Troy Joseph Wilcox
May 19, 1963 – August 26, 2022
Our beloved husband, father, and grandpa, Troy Joseph Wilcox, 69 of Marana, AZ was called home by his heavenly father on September 26, 2022. Troy was born May 19th, 1953 in Montpelier Idaho, to Lamond Haitt and Betty Ermatrude Skinner Wilcox. He was the second of six children; Terrance Wilcox (Logan UT), Wyatt (Bonnie Burgoyne) Wilcox (Santaquin UT), Leland Hiatt (Toni) Wilcox (Grantsville, UT), Debbie Amelia (Doyle) Olson (Hyrum UT), Mondie Scott Wilcox (Natalie) (Logan UT).
Troy was a country boy who enjoyed being outdoors, fly fishing, shooting guns, wood working, making knives and exploring mountain ranges all his life. In high school he was active in basketball, boxing, and wrestling. He often told stories of family cookouts with music and great food.
Troy was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints. He had a very deep and abiding testimony and was called to serve for the London East Mission 1972-1974. He was an honorable priesthood holder and held several church callings.
Troy attended Ricks College, Idaho State University, BYU, and University of Utah Fuels Engineering and Geology. As an entrepreneur he established Rocky Mountain Corrosion Control, and later he was the operations and Maintenance Manager of the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park, as well as the Sonoran Desert Museum.
He married Laurie King Schanzenbach and had his first son Aaron Joseph Wilcox (Jannel Fossen) (Rock springs WY). Troy met his sweetheart and forever love, Letty Ricks Wilcox and they were married in Rexburg Idaho, on Dec 27th 1979. They were later sealed in the Idaho Falls temple, on June 25, 1982. They had four beautiful children and one granddaughter; Terra Lynn Wilcox (AZ) Jesse Alden Wilcox (deceased) Darcie Jo Wilcox (deceased) Kendra Camile Wilcox (AZ) and Jessica Addison Brown (AZ).
Troy was a charismatic soul who made friends everywhere he went. He always had a big smile and his bear hugs were the best. He loved his faith, family, friends, and freedom with all his heart. He was a man of great integrity and compassion who left a mark on many people’s lives. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, with a viewing from 10:00 – 11:00 am, on October 4, 2022 at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, 13555 N. Lon Adams Rd, Marana, AZ 85653. The family will receive friends Monday, October 3, 2022 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm for a viewing at Marana Mortuary Cemetery, 12146 W Barnett Rd, Marana AZ 85653.