CORTLAND — Berdell “Jake” Wilcox, 86, passed away Thursday evening, Dec.16, 2021, at Ohio Living Lake Vista in Cortland.
Jake was born on April 15, 1935, in Conneaut, Ohio, the son of the late Albert and aHe was a lifetime farmer who loved horses his entire life. He retired from Airco and drove truck for many different companies after retirement. He was a member of Fowler Community Church. Wherever he went, he never met a stranger.
Jake will be deeply missed by his children, Carol (Kim) Sigler, Peggy (Chuck) Bruce and Doug (Tracey) Wilcox; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lucena Wilcox; his son, Danny Wilcox; granddaughter, Lisa Zimmerman; brothers, James, William and Harry Wilcox; and sister, Ann Idle.
Family and friends may visit noon to 1 p.m., with services to follow at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 N. High St., Cortland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Living Hospice, in Jake’s memory, by visiting https://www.ohioliving.org.
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com.