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Fred Wilcome


Frederick Jon Wilcome, age 75, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Fred was preceded in death by his parents Thomas Wilcome and Mae (Alvene) Wilcome and his brothers Thomas Wilcome and  David Wilcome. He is survived by his children Lucinda (Scott) Russel, Elizabeth (Alex) Sommerville and Luke (Casaundra) Wilcome; the beloved mother of his children Cynthia Wilcome; his brother James (Barb) Wilcome, his sister Joan Williams, his grandchildren Connor, Baylee, Madison, Emersyn, Payton, Beckett, and many other family members. Fred was born in Grand Rapids and raised in Parnell. He enjoyed summers with his brothers and cousins growing up. He was a master pianist who held a masters degree in music from Michigan State University, he loved to fish  and play baseball at Fallsburg Park – rumor has it he was a wicked left hand pitcher.

Services for family and friends will be held at a later date.

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  1. Fred was my best childhood friend while we were growing up together in Grand Rapids. I’m so grateful he was my cousin and we shared so many escapades and adventures together. I love you and miss you!

  2. My dad taught me many things in my early years. He taught me about God, music, appreciating nature and the beauty of the world around us. I am thankful for those years.

  3. Fred or as I known him was Ted he was a great guy always happy-go-lucky he was a joy to add to our adult foster care home he will be greatly missed. He was an awesome man and I’m sure in his day had a lot of great times his health got the best of him but at least he’s resting peacefully up in heaven now and we need to be thankful and grateful for that.

  4. I have so many fond memories of my Uncle Fred when I was growing up. He was a phenomenal pianist and would always play the fun songs that we as kids loved, i.e. Flight of the Bumblebees and the Elephant Walk. He was my god-father as well. He and my dad had many a fun trip down the many rivers in Michigan. He will be missed. We will continue to pray for the rest of the family during this time. Love you all so much.
    Andy & Laura Neibarger

  5. Deepest sympathies to the entire family and friends of Mr. Wilcome. God has his ways… far beyond our understanding. God embrace your hearts with peace and His promise of comfort, day by day.

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