Eric P. Wilcox
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Wilcox was involved in a serious accident on Groesbeck and
Elizabeth Rd. on Thursday, August 16th, 2001 around 1:15 pm
in his 1985 Mustang GT. Wet roads contributed to his car sliding
into oncoming traffic…
was a member of the cTc Fan Alliance (when no one else could
hike the trip up to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland,
he was fast to say he wanted to go…and he became a crazy converted
Kracker fan from then on). He was also one of the founders
of the Mustang Car Club: Platinum Pony Performance (P3).
are a few articles about Eric and his accident taken from
the Macomb Daily:
driver thrown from car in rainy wreck
accident victim dies, organs donated
members of cTc would like to send out their prayers to Eric
and the rest of the Wilcox Family. P3 would also like to let
the Wilcox Family know that Eric will always be in their prayers.
With all the love and support the Wilcox’s have received,
and will continue to receive, Eric will live on in our hearts
to your family about organ & tissue donation.
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Paul Wilcox of Clinton Township died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001,
at Mount Clemens General Hospital. He was born Oct. 3, 1984,
was a student at L’Anse Creuse North High School and a lifeguard.
Relatives said he loved kids and animals, enjoyed practical
jokes, loved and respected his siblings and best friend, Tony,
and that he never wanted school to end because he enjoyed
being at L’Anse Creuse North and with his friends. They also
said he always smiled, had a positive outlook on life and
that he was a lifesaver as a lifeguard and a life giver as
an organ donor. He enjoyed computers, tennis, lacrosse, baseball,
swimming, listening to a wide variety of music, working on
cars and eating out at Shogun’s Japanese Steakhouse. He was
a member of The Platinum Pony Performance Car Club.
is survived by his father, Dennis Wilcox; mother, Cheryl Wilcox;
brother, Christopher Wilcox; sister, Leah Wilcox; and grandparents,
Stan (Carole) Parker and Joyce Parker.
funeral service was held on Monday, August 27th, at Wujek
– Calcaterra and Sons funeral home, 36900 Schoenherr Road,
Sterling Heights, with the Rev. Mike Cooney officiating.
contributions may be made to Pankow Vocational Center for
the automotive division or to the L’Anse Creuse High School
North Tennis Program.
& Roll Hall of Fame
Left to Right on the balcony...
Eric, Chris, Debbie, Jackie, Kyle, Sabrina,
by Brian Odell
What can I say about this day? The Cowboys caught
wind that Uncle Kracker was going to headline a
bill at The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland,
Ohio (with special guests Saliva and SUM 41) on
Wednesday, June 27th, 2001.
we tried to round up all our peeps, but of course,
most of them ‘couldnt’ make it. Granted, it was
on a Wednesday, and it was in Cleveland. So, a few
of the Cowboys decided they would go represent the
Clem in Cleveland. And, who wanted to jump along
for the ride – NO QUESTIONS ASKED?? Eric
Wilcox. Wow! What a great kid. (I think he even
took off of work – last minute notice - to go).
ONLY thing I REGRET about that day at the Rock Hall,
is that NO pictures came out w/the group of peeps
who had amazing time there on June 27th, 2001. But,
what are you going to do?? You can take away the
pics, but you cant take away the memories...
I recently stumbled across ONE pic, on the
OFFICIAL Rock Hall website. It shows a glimpse
of Kracker’s performance that night. And, if you
look closely up at the balcony, you’ll see the crew
representin’ the Clem in Cleveland.
was an unbelievable day. Too many stories
rolled up in just one day to list here....but,
here’s a few...
remember driving all the way into the heart
of Cleveland, trying to park in VIP, and
seeing Kracker chill in his car right next
to us as we were trying to find a parking
got there extremely early, and Kracker and
the boys weren’t goin’ to hit the stage
till extremely late. So, we made the best
of our time, going through the Rock Hall.
The Hendrix Film Room kicked some major
ass, and I could tell that Eric really dug
talked w/a few of the band members throughout
the day. NO cameras were allowed in the
Rock Hall, but Eric still managed to pull
off a pic of a few peeps from Kracker’s
band, at the time, and ALL of us TOGETHER.
Even though the STAFF at the Rock Hall kept
tryin to stop Eric from taking pics. Unfortunately,
that picture didn’t come out. I remember
Eric goin to CVS multiple times to see if
they could lighten the picture w/ NO LUCK.
Kracker went on, I remember Eric telling
everyone he was Carson Daily’s little brother
from MTV. HA. This was WAY TOO FUNNY! He
kept trying to use some walkie-talkies from
some of the Rock Hall Staff to look even
‘more important.’ He kept moving lights
and stuff on the balcony, and kept ‘calling
MTV’ on his ‘phone’ to tell them to come
fix the lighting problem.
had a few females believing that I was the
drummer for SUM 41. These girls kept shaking
my hand and couldn’t believe their eyes.
It was GREAT!
Kracker’s performance, there was a break
in-between songs, and Eric shouted out from
the balcony...”Kracker, where’d you get
your shoes?” The funny thing about it was,
he actually answered him back.
day was EXTREMELY LONG, but NOT ONCE did
Eric EVER complain. I know everyone was
tired too. What a sport. That’s just who
he was. He made you smile, and it was like
he gave off a good vibe, so EVERYONE around
him was in a GOOD mood.
the way home, Eric had to ‘drain the lizard’
– real bad – but, we were on the e-way going
through the D. I remember the neon hallin’
ass to get to a decent spot on Gratiot so
Eric could ‘do his business’ – Sorry you
had to hold it bro.
special message from cTc
special message from the members of cTc and
all their friends who mobbed on the hill at
Freedom Hill for the Kracker concert on Friday,
August 24th, 2001:
all like to thank Little T. and One Track Mike
for sending out their concern for our fallen
member and great friend, Eric P. Wilcox. Second...When
Kracker played his cover of the Skynyrd tune
"All I Can Do Is Write About It" he said that
he'd like to dedicate this song to all the people
who have lost friends in the past week. He said
it's been a rough week and he was right. It
made our group feel like he was dedicating a
portion of that song right to Eric… Matt had
20 plus people on that hill remember the good
times we've all had with Eric. We'd like to
personally send out our appreciation to Matt
Shafer for giving us (in our eyes) an unforgettable
night! Thank You.
Skynyrd - All I Can Do Is Write About It
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