Fay was born November 10, 1934 in Clough, South Dakota. He was the ninth child out of eleven born to Winford O. and Ilene (Galligan) Wilcox and passed away on November 20, 2020 in Mesa, Arizona.
In 1953 he married the love of his life Lenda Gay Metts in New Mexico, they had three children Janice, Sandra, and Michael.
In 1970 he went to work for Kennecott Copper Mine in McGill, Nevada he was a ball maker, in 1984 he moved to Arizona and worked construction until he retired.
In 1991 they moved to Apache Junction, Arizona when he got bored with retirement he went to work for Southwest Ambulance picking up paperwork all over the valley until they went digital, it was his favorite job.
He is proceeded in death by son, Michael Wilcox; granddaughter, Tarcina Mariluch; parents, Winford and Ilene Wilcox; brothers: Warren, Lloyd, Paul, Elmer, George, Gordon Wilcox; and sisters, Ida Peterson, Ruth Thompson and Ruby Purcell.
Fay is survived by his wife of almost 67 years, Lenda Wilcox; daughters, Janice (Wayne) Hunsaker Colorado, Sandy (Dave) Eastwood Nevada; grandchildren: Lelanya Hunsaker Germany, Justin Hunsaker Arizona, Derrick (Rachel) Mariluch North Carolina, Lacie Mariluch Nevada; two great-grandchildren, Trent and Davin; and his sister, Cora Rottenbutcher.
Graveside services will be held at a later date in Ely, Nevada, Fay will be buried next to his son Michael. Mountain View Funeral & Cemetery of Mesa, Arizona are entrusted with the arrangements.