Mrs. Irene Clara Cooper Wax, age 99, a resident of Gillham, Arkansas died Thursday, February 2, 2017, in De Queen.
She was born May 23, 1917 in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. She was the co-owner of Wax General Store and a member of Gillham Baptist Church.
Mrs. Wax was preceded in death by her parents, James Terrell and Cora Elizabeth Buckner Cooper; her husband, Delbert Wax, Sr.; one daughter, Linda Wax Patterson; one grandson, Kevin Wax; one great granddaughter, Jessica Wax; three brothers and one sister.
She is survived by three sons, Terry Wax of Gillham, Bill Wax of Joplin, Missouri, and Delbert Wax, Jr. of Fayetteville, Arkansas; and one daughter Susan Byrd of Redfield, Arkansas; 13 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Wax will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 5, 2017, in the Gillham Cemetery with Jerry Taylor officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 4th at the funeral home.
You may register on-line at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com