DEXTER – Athill “Sam” Wilcox, 80, died Sept. 6, 2008, at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital. He was born June 23, 1928, in Perham, a son of George and Delia (Twist) Wilcox. He served in the U.S. Army in the 331st Ordinance Depot Company from 1944 to 1946. Sam was employed by Dexter Shoe Co., for 20 years and then left to start his own construction company. He also organized a bus service to transport people from surrounding towns to Dexter Shoe. His passion in life was motorcycles and truck driving for Fox & Ginn Co. He helped design the Fox & Ginn logo. He was a 52- year member of AA and was a member of Dexter First Free Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Kathleen (Johnson) Wilcox of Dexter; two sons and their wives, Timothy and Linda Wilcox of Boothbay and Kenneth and Audrey Johnson of Dexter; a brother, Eldon Wilcox; sister, Mae Skidgel, both of Caribou; four grandchildren, Michael, Mandie, Aimee and Allison; a stepgrandson, Scott; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a stepgrandson, Bruce; and six brothers. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main St., Dexter. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at First Free Baptist Church with Pastor Will Walters officiating. Burial will be at Jackman Corner Cemetery, Sangerville. Memorial donations may be made to First Free Baptist Church, 130 Spring St., Dexter, ME 04930. Those who wish may sign an online guest register at