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DEXTER—Athill “Sam” Wilcox, 80, died September 6, 2008 at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital. He was born June 23, 1928 in Perham, a son of George and Delia (Twist) Wilcox. He served in the U. S. Army in the 331st Ordinance Depot Company from 1944 to 1946.

Sam was employed by Dexter Shoe Company for 20 years and then left to start his own construction company. He also organized a bus service to transport people from surrounding towns to Dexter Shoe.

His passion in life was motorcycles and truck driving for Fox & Ginn Company. He helped design the Fox and Ginn logo. He was a 52 year member of AA and was a member of the Dexter First Free Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Kathleen (Johnson) Wilcox of Dexter; 2 sons, and their wives Timothy and Linda Wilcox of Boothbay and Kenneth and Audrey Johnson of Dexter; a brother, Eldon Wilcox, and sister Mae Skidgel, both of Caribou; 4 grandchildren, Michael, Mandie, Aimee and Allison; a step-grandson, Scott; 3 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a step grandson, Bruce, and 6 brothers.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 P.M. Wednesday, September 10th at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street, Dexter. Funeral services will be held 2 P.M. Thursday at the First Free Baptist Church with Pastor Will Walters officiating. Burial will be in the Jackman Corner Cemetery, Sangerville.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Free Baptist Church, 130 Spring Street, Dexter, ME 04930. Those who wish may sign an online guest register at

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