Dennis J. Wilcox, aka "Mr. W." age 78, passed away peacefully March 15, 2021. He was the son of the late Myron M. and Catherine F. Wilcox. He was preceded in death by son Joseph P. Wilcox and survived by son, Tony P. Baker. Dennis attended Lincoln Junior College, Lincoln, IL for two years. He received his BS from The Ohio State University with a teaching certificate for both elementary and high school English. He taught for almost twenty years in both middle and elementary school with the Columbus Public Schools. In addition he worked for Franklin County as an Investigator, and with AT&T. Dennis was a driving force behind the H.A. Foundation. He was on the board of directors for 10 years. Furthermore, he was an independent contractor for the City of Columbus Parks and Recreation Department for twenty years. In addition Dennis proudly served twenty-one years in the military, both in the Army Reserves and the Air National Guard. He retired with the rank of MSGT. Finally, he coached basketball over twenty-five years with both the Diocese of Columbus and the Columbus Public Schools. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Monday at the EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME NORTHWEST CHAPEL 4661 Kenny Rd. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church 414 E. N. Broadway. Burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.
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