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Zachary Taylor Wilcox

August 19, 1998 ~ April 27, 2020 (age 21)


Zachary Taylor Wilcox, 21, of Galion passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 27, 2020, at the Galion Hospital.

Zachary was born in Galion, Ohio on August 19, 1998, to Ryan L. Mason and Brooke L. Wilcox.

Zachary worked at Vanderkooi Rubbish with his grandpa and uncles until it was sold. He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. Zachary was a "Gearhead" and loved tinkering with anything he could get his hands on, and he could fix anything. He loved motorcycle racing and enjoyed running around on his 4-wheelers. Zachary had a positive attitude and was always the life of any party. He was a kid at heart and loved playing with his sisters and kids. Family meant everything to Zach. He was an avid lover of all animals. When you saw that very mischievous grin that Zach had, you just knew that he loved you. Zach had a great love of all music. When he woke in the morning he was singing and when he went to bed he was singing.

In addition to his parents, Zachary is survived by his fiancé, LaChelle Clark; his children, Jasmyne Roub (7 years); Makynlee Wilcox (3 years), twins, Anyah Wilcox and Ahlayja Wilcox (1 year); his sisters, Shylee Mason (11 years), Kaylea Mason (9 years); his aunts and uncles, Ira Vanderkooi, Isaac (Courtney) Vanderkooi, Skye (Gage) Vanderkooi, Danny (Kristie) Mason, Joshua (Katlin) Mason; Kimberle (Frank) Strong, LaShonda (Ray) Clark, Wendy (Pre) Barnett-Nead; very special great-aunt, Wendy (Harold) Young; mother-in-law, LaRonda Clark; father-in-law, Jayson Bright; sister-in-laws, Kendra (Zach) Briggs, Whitney Briggs; brother-in-law, Hayden Nead; his cousins, Noah Vanderkooi, Kingston Kitts, Delilah Vanderkooi, Gunnar Vanderkooi; his maternal grandparents, Chuck (Melanie) Vanderkooi; his paternal great-grandparents, Janice (Michael) Windbigler; and his paternal great-grandfather, Richard Johnston.

Zachary was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Richard (Lea) Mason and great-grandmother, Lois Johnston; his maternal great-grandparents, George “Bud” Vanderkooi and Norma Vanderkooi; and his maternal great-grandparents, Melvin (Barbara) Wilcox.

Anyone that would like to pay their respects to Zachary or to the Wilcox family may do so on Monday, May 4, 2020 from 1:15pm to 3:15pm at the Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, 303 Portland Way North, Galion.  In light of the circumstances in our world today, we will be adhering to the guidelines of social distancing set forth by Governor DeWine. We ask that all those in attendance remain in their vehicles as they pay their final respects.

Zachary’s service will be posted Monday evening, May 4th on the Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home – Live Facebook Page.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

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May 4, 2020

1:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, Galion
303 Portland Way N.
Galion, OH 44833

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