STEPHENVILLE - Ernie Wilcox, 80, passed away November 9, 2010 in Stephenville.

Ernie was cremated and no service has been scheduled.

Ernie was born on August 26, 1930 in Hamilton, Mt. to the late William H. and Helen H. Butchart Wilcox. He married Rhonda Lynn Miller on January 5, 1979 in Stephenville. Ernie served in the U.S. Army for 30 years, from January of 1949 to September of 1978 where he retired as sergeant major.

Survivors include his wife Rhonda; children, Jeremy Wilcox and wife Stacie of Granbury; David Wilcox and wife Carolina of Maryland; Ric Wilcox of Kentucky; Wanda Hurst and husband Chris of Kentucky; Karen Vanbebber and husband James of Stephenville; siblings, Cody Wilcox and wife Terri of Idaho; Shirley McGourty and husband Don of Montana; Wilma McCart and husband Bill of Montana; Lyle Wilcox and wife Juanita of Nevada; five grandchildren, Raymond Collins of Oklahoma; Nicole and Stu Namie of Alabama; Cristina Wilcox of Maryland; Addisyn and Jaccob Wilcox of Granbury.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Wilcox.

Memorials may be made to Operation Homefront, 8930 Fourwinds Dr. Suite 340, San Antonio, TX. 78239 or to Erath County Humane Society, P.O. Box 2006, Stephenville, TX. 76401.

Online condolences may be made at www.stephenvillefh.com.