Forrest Willcox
Forrest Willcox
Forrest Willcox

Obituary of Forrest Eugene Willcox




53 Year Resident of Aptos


 Devoted father, brother, and grandfather, Forrest Willcox passed away peacefully on July 6th, 2023 at his Aptos home. Born in San Jose, California, he was 85 years old. Following graduation from Willow Glen High School in San Jose, Forrest served his country in the US Army. Upon his honorable discharge from the service, he began a career as a firefighter for the City of San Jose in 1959. Forrest retired as a Fire Captain after a career that spanned over 35 years. Forrest was very proud of his son, Mike Willcox, retired San Jose Fire Captain and his Grandson, Jake Taylor, current San Jose Firefighter as they carry on his legacy. Forrest met the love of his life at age 13, Katherine “Kay” Kincaid and they were married in 1959. Kay preceded him in death in 2013. Forrest and Kay were accomplished world travelers and loved spending time with family and friends and were involved in many social groups. They will be remembered for the time they devoted to their children and grandchildren whom they adored. In the time since the passing of Kay, Forrest was fortunate to find another love in Greta Justus. They fondly referred to each other as “life companions”. They enjoyed spending time together and sharing their love of sports, family and life. Forrest’s passion was restoring antique cars and he was a member for many decades of the San Jose Roadsters Club. He and Kay were active in the club and participated in many “Roadster Round-ups”. They were also members of the Aptos United Methodist Church. Forrest will be remembered for his creativity, he had the mind of an engineer and designer and was to able draw, create, fix, and build just about anything. Forrest’s son Mike Willcox, his daughter Sherri Harrell and his four beloved grandchildren, Jake, Kaitlyn, Ben and Sara survive him as well as his companion, Greta Justus and his sister Lorena Oakes. He will be laid to rest with military honors on August 3rd, 2023 at California Central Coast Veteran’s Cemetery in Seaside. A charitable donation can be made in his memory to the San Jose Fire Museum


Committal with Military Honors

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Thursday, August 3, 2023
California Central Coast Veterans
2900 Parker Flats Road
Seaside , California, United States
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