Kenneth, “Ken” Leon Wilcox, age 49 of Bland passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Washington.
Ken was born August 30, 1970, in Poplar Bluff. He was the son of Louis and Lucille (Fortner) Wilcox. Louis preceded him in death and Lucille survives of her home near Bland.
Ken attended the Belle School system and proudly received his G.E.D. later in life. He had been employed at Raineri Transmission in Owensville for many years and was known as a great mechanic.
Ken was a fun loving man who loved to tell jokes and entertain his family and friends. He was a good Christian and strong in his faith to God. Ken was always around to help people in need. Whether it was working on friends or families cars or mowing someone’s grass, Ken was there to offer his assistance. His laughter and smile will be missed greatly by those that knew him.
In addition to his mother, Ken is survived by: one daughter, Kenesa; his girlfriend, Tammy Ripley; one sister, Michell Reinkemeyer; one niece, Erika Reinkemeyer; Papa’s grandkids, Nicole Lesker, Anthony Lesker, Hope Lesker, Ruthie Lesker, Chris Caldwell, Serenity Johnson. Abby Sue Johnson, and Olivia Johnson; and one special Aunt, Beverly Hellon as well as many extended family members and friends.
Ken was preceded in death by his father, Louis Wilcox.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
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