Celebrating Life | Lt. Col. Scott Lee Wilcox Memorial Tribute

Lt Col (ret) Scott Lee Wilcox was born in Towanda, Pennsylvania July 3, 1964. The son of the late Donald Wilcox and Henrietta Price of Towanda, Scott was delivered by Dr. Pete. He attended school in Wyalusing where he graduated from Wyalusing Area High School in 1982. After graduation, he attended Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania via an AFROTC scholarship. He graduated B.A. Degree in Geography(Urban/Regional Planning), graduating Cum Laude from Bloomsburg University in 1986 and commissioned as 2Lt. He received honor of Top ranked Urban and Regional Planning graduate.
While in the Air Force, he received a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management in 1994 from Webster University and another that same year in International Relations. He also graduated from the prestigious program of Human Resources Management at Cornell University in 1998.
Scott entered the U.S. Air Force attending Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) at Laughlin AFT, TX. He was later medically grounded and accepted to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations in 1988 as a Special Investigative Officer. He was appointed to high ranking commissions such as Chief of Performance Management Division, Air Cargo Section, Plans and Programs, and Counterintelligence. Several assignments included worldwide counterintelligence and anti-terrorism missions, as well as Commander of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations Antiterrorism Team. He also served as the Program Director and visiting lecturer at Cornell University. During his tenure, the Cornell University AFROTC leadership development program was ranked number one in the nation. Scott was the Lead Defensive Tactics instructor for the United States (OSI) Antiterrorism Team. In 2008, Scott was appointed Chief of Investigative Division, Office of Military Commissions, Office of Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. He served in that role until his retirement from the Air Force in 2011.
Scott married Marion Bouika Wilcox in 1989. They had a daughter, Haley, in 1996. They later divorced and remained good friends Scott married Jennifer Hoffman Wilcox on March 4, 2006. They have a daughter, Mia. From his union to Jennifer, he became a devoted father to Alyssa and Alec Alaniz.
Scott loved Martial Arts and was continually involved in martial arts instruction for over 30 years. He had black belts in multiple styles of karate and was a certified Krav Maga military and law enforcement instructor for the USA. Scott was the owner of EDGE Fitness and Martial Arts where he spent his time teaching friends and neighbors of the Bradford County community many different types of martial arts. He was also a mentor, coach and friend to his students and coworkers.
In 2011, Scott opened the EDGE Security Solutions which provided a variety of defense training, handgun training, and self-defense for businesses and individuals. He remained in that capacity until his passing.
Scott was a proud member of the NRA, Victory Church, Towanda Masonic Lodge, Endless Mountains Heritage Region, Life Center Board, and Towanda Gun Club. He enjoyed living life to the fullest with hobbies including hunting, skiing, scuba diving, and traveling.
Scott had a passion for flying and spent much of his free time piloting his plane. He enjoyed taking flights around Bradford County and waving to family, friends, and neighbors while flying by. He was doing exactly what he loved at the time of his passing July 19, 2017.
Scott was preceeded in death by father, Donald Albert Wilcox on May 5, 1992 and Chieko and Martin Doherty. He is survived by his mother and step-father; Henrietta and Mark Honchell, a wife; Jennifer, four children; Haley, Mia, Alyssa and Alec, Sisters; Kim (Wayne) Miller and Yvonne (Corey) Sickler, nieces; Shanna (Keith) Anderson, Andrea, Jennifer, Joyce, June, and Emilee, nephews; Clayton, Mitchell, Tyler and Ryan, and several great nieces and nephews.
Funeral proceedings will be held July 29 at Victory Church in Wyalusing. Family and friends will be greeted at 1:00 pm with services starting at 3:00 pm. Military honor services will be conducted by the members of the Air Force Military Honor Guard, Towanda Masonic Chapter, and Pass & Review by the members of the Wyalusing American Legion Post 534. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Scott’s name to the Wyalusing and Wilmot Fire Company.

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