Duane Wilcox

Duane Doyle Wilcox, 85, died Christmas Eve.

Duane Doyle Wilcox, 85, died Christmas Eve 2018 after a memorable day spent with family and friends.

He was born Nov. 10, 1933, in Auburn, Washington, to Frank and Mae Wilcox and had two sisters, Eugene and Myrtle. He met and married Donna Earnhardt in 1955 and adopted her two children, James and Phyllis. The couple spent 25 years happily married. He and Shirley Poggensee shared a special relationship for the last 26 years, both as residents of the Muckleshoot reservation.

He served in the Air Force for two years and returned home to work as a Teamster, driving concrete truck for Lonestar for 30 years. He lived his entire life on his family farm in Auburn, becoming a local historian and icon in the community. He enjoyed refurbishing old tractors and vintage cars, showing both in the annual Puyallup and Enumclaw parades and fairs, and was a collector of old coins, old guns and old stories. He was a Mason and leader in his local lodge and would never miss a chance to encourage other young men to join the Masonic brotherhood. He loved to spend time with his family and friends.

He is survived by son James Wilcox; daughter Phyllis Broadhurst; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A service is planned for noon, Feb. 3, at the Enumclaw Masonic Lodge, 42810 264th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw, 98022. Following the service will be a potluck memorial; all who knew and loved him are invited to bring a favorite story and dish.

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