Silas Lee Wilcox was born March 18, 1920 in Virgin, Utah to Silas Leslie and Bertha Lee Wilcox. He married Anna Spendlove on August 22, 1941 in Virgin Utah.
Wilcox lived his entire life in Virgin except for a stint in the US Army during World War II where he served for three years in India. He also served as mayor of Virgin, Utah. Wilcox died on May 30, 2014 in Hurricane, Utah.