Thomas Law Willcox
Thomas Law Willcox
  • September 18, 1938 - July 1, 2017
  • Johns Island, South Carolina

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JOHN’S ISLAND – Thomas Law Willcox, 78, died Saturday, July 1, 2017. Born in Columbia, S.C. on September 18, 1938, he was a son of the late Azilee Smoak Willcox, and James Carter Willcox, and beloved stepmother, Etheleene Scarborough Willcox. He was predeceased by his loving, wonderful wife, and best friend of nearly forty-seven years, Rebecca Eagerton Willcox.

Tommy graduated from Dreher High School and received a further, well-rounded education at The Citadel, Clemson University and University of South Carolina. He was involved in commercial real estate, general contractor and developed commercial and residential properties. He was a former member of The Palmetto Club in Columbia and served on Seabrook Island Town council.

Surviving are his son, Thomas Law Willcox, Jr. (Amy) of Greenville, S.C.; daughter, Laurie MacLaren (Brice) of Boston, Mass.; granddaughters, Caroline McIvor Willcox, Emily Roe Willcox, and Elizabeth Law Willcox; and loving companion, Gloria Thompson Howard.

A graveside service will be held at 12 noon Thursday, July 6, 2017 in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday July 5, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke Medical Center, DUMC Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710 in memory of his beloved Becky.

The family would like to thank his physical therapists, Ashley, Katie, Liza and Karen at Health South and caretaker, Bridgette, for their special care.

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