Ernie DeLeon Silcox
February 7, 1942 - June 11, 2018

Ernie D. Silcox, Jr.

Ernie DeLeon Silcox, Jr., 76, of Palatka, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness. Ernie was a native and lifelong resident of Palatka. He was a member of Palatka Church of God and was a former member of First Assembly of God, Palatka. While at First Assembly of God he was a Deacon, Sunday school Superintendent for over 35 years, was the Young At Heart Leader for over 10 years and had driven the church bus. He was the former owner operator of Builders Glass Company in Palatka. He enjoyed traveling, gardening and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ernie DeLeon Silcox, Sr., his mother, Julia Mae Terry Silcox Hughes; a brother, Charlie Silcox and a sister, Iris Knowles; a grandson, Beau Lee Elliott and a great grandson, Kace Raburn.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Merle W. Silcox of Palatka; the children God blessed him with, Leon Silcox (Sharon) of Palatka, Tony Silcox Crider (Willie) of Daytona Beach, Laurie Silcox Head (Dwayne) of Palatka, Debie Tayor (Nelson) Edgewater, Cindy Cunnygham (Bob) of Daytona Beach, Ken Elliott (Jill) of Palatka and Chad Elliott of Palatka; a brother, Jimmy Silcox (Nancy) of Greenwood, SC; three sisters, Shirley Lee (Larry) of Palatka; Pat Hunt of Ninety Six, SC and Margaret Crews of Virginia Beach, VA; 15 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and many dear friends.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Masters Funeral Home of Palatka with Pastor Robin Tripp officiating. Interment will follow in Etoniah Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In celebration of Ernie’s life a video tribute will be shown during the service.

Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial gifts may be made to American Lung Association, National Direct Response Headquarters, 1200 Hosford Street, Suite 101, Hudson, WI 54016-9316

Messages of encouragement or sympathy may be expressed on his online guestbook

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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