Sunday, January 18, 2009

Stuarts Draft: Tree Street Signs owner found dead in sub-zero temps

His signs were beautiful. Handcrafted by a master sign designer, they could be found throughout the area.

Theodore Wilcoxen was found dead in Stuarts Draft Saturday morning when sub-zero temperatures were recorded around the Augusta County area.

According to the Waynesboro News Virginian:
Investigators with the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office responded to 36 West High Street at about 9 a.m. after a neighbor feeding his horses discovered the man and called authorities.
Neighbors who knew Wilcoxen described him as kind and helpful, and a “master” at sign crafting who loved giving customers special deals. He was often seen walking his dog in the area behind the Draft Avenue business where he had worked for at least six years.
Neighbors said the man had undergone difficult financial times and had taken the loss of his wife to cancer especially hard.

Some suggested the cold weather may have affected him while walking his dog.
Prayers to Mr. Wilcoxen's family for the untimely death of a local craftsman, businessman, and neighbor.

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