Bill Berry "Butch" Wilcox

Bill Berry “Butch” Wilcox

March 31, 1942 – May 28, 2018

Bill Berry "Butch" Wilcox, age 76, of Burnet passed away Monday, May 28, 2018, in Round Rock.

Bill was born March 31, 1942, in Cisco, to G.W. Wilcox and Faye Rowe Wilcox. Bill graduated from Cisco High School with the Class of 1960. He went on to attend and graduate from Gupton-Jones School of Mortuary Science in Dallas. He and his wife Janice, along with their two daughters Ginger and Melissa, moved to Burnet when they purchased the funeral home from Gene Clements in 1969. Later, in 1975, the funeral home in Marble Falls was established. Bill was a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the State of Texas for over fifty years and was very proud to have received his fifty year pin from the Texas Funeral Directors Association a few years ago.

Along with his professional accomplishments, Bill was active in his community. He served two terms as the Mayor of the City of Burnet as well as terms on the Burnet City Council. While serving as Mayor he was instrumental in getting Delaware Springs Golf Course built as well as the construction of the Ellen Halbert Unit that would later employ many in the Burnet area. Bill was a former member and past President of the Burnet Chamber of Commerce, former member and director of the Burnet County Fair and Rodeo Association and one of the organizers of the first Burnet All Class Reunion held now every five years. Bill was a member of Valley Lodge #175 A.F. and A.M. and Vanderveer Street Church of Christ. During the past few years Bill was passionate in the honoring and recalling the life of J.V. "Pinky" Wilson, author and composer of the Texas Aggie War Hymn. He and Aggie friends worked long and hard to raise funds for the erection of a statue and monument honoring Pinky's life.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Betty Russ and one brother Bill Stratton.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Janice Wilcox of Burnet, daughters Ginger Wilcox-Riley and son-in-law Chris Wilson of Burnet and Melissa Blaylock and son-in-law Wilson of Hammond, LA., grandson Ty Brooks Riley of Burnet and his son by choice Eddie Snider of Burnet. He is also survived by three sisters-in-law Tiffani Bolin and spouse Belinda Sessions of Alaska, Phyllis Howard of Burnet and Carol Brown of Magnolia, TX. There are also numerous cousins, other relatives, and friends who mourn his passing.

The family will receive guests for a time of visitation from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2018, in the chapel of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet with Mr. Tim Denton officiating. A private family entombment will follow at the Wilcox Family Mausoleum at Post Mountain Cemetery in Burnet.

In place of usual remembrances the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Hill Country Community Foundation in memory of Bill Wilcox, P.O. Box 848, Burnet, TX 78611. Words of comfort can be shared with the family online at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Burnet and Marble Falls.

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