Adam Matthew Wilcox, 47, of Land O Lakes Florida passed away July 6, 2021 at Adventhealth in Tampa, FL.
A graveside service will be 2:30pm Thursday, July 15, 2021 at Greenview Memorial Gardens in East Moline. Schroder Mortuary, Silvis is assisting the family with arrangements.
Adam was born April 11, 1974 in Silvis, IL the son of Paul and Rebecca (Smith) Wilcox.
If Adam were writing this, he would have had you laughing after the first sentence.
Always a talented writer, Adam started his first column "Simply Adam" in the Joliet West high school newspaper. He followed it up writing for a number of college newspapers in the arts and entertainment field. He then entered the United States Navy and continued in journalism working on the newsletter. After the service, he went into retail management where he became a customer favorite as a Store Manager for Game Stop.
Adam’s creative talent was not limited to writing. He was also a gifted singer and a charismatic YouTube personality. He was in a band called Vent and also put out a solo CD. He started his website RaidersoftheLostFlicks.com where he reviewed hilariously bad movies and also guest hosted on a number of other YouTube channels.
Whether you knew him as the mail guy in boot camp, "Simply Adam" from high school, the funny guy on YouTube, a coworker, a friend, a cousin, a nephew, a big brother or a son, one thing is certain: you knew him as the guy that could make you laugh.
Adam was predeceased by grandparents (LaVerne and Fred Wilcox, Doris and Wallace Smith) and uncle (Michael Wilcox).
He and leaves behind his mother and father, (Rebecca and Paul Wilcox); sister and brother in laws (Sarah and Christian Lewis); aunts and uncles (Sandra and Michael Chilla, Diane Wilcox and Moh Ghanoonparvar, Steven and Pamela Wilcox, Allan Wilcox, and Claudia Zamet): cousins (Mina Lehmann, Tara Burd, Joanna Allhands, Christopher Wilcox, Marc Wilcox, Daniel Wilcox, Christine Konstantin, Amy Cutterson, Rachel Remour, Jonathan Chilla, and Alexis Chilla)… and a legacy of laughter.