Born in LeRoy on June 12, 1930, he was the son of Earl and Hattie (Haflett) Wilcox.
George was a 1948 graduate of Canton High School and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He married his high school sweetheart, the former Bobbee Spencer, and together they raised two sons and a daughter. He was employed in the dairy industry for forty-six years as a dairy barn inspector and as a dairy farmer in partnership with his brother at Fivebrooks Farm in Leroy. He was a life member of the Innes Hose Company and served as an active firefighter for a number of years. George also served a number of terms as a member and officer of the Canton Area School Board. He was an active member of the Deer Crossing Detachment of the Marine Corps League.
George was also a man who knew and loved his Lord Jesus, and was a longtime, faithful and active member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish.
He enjoyed hunting with his sons at the family cabin, tending his lawn and beautiful flowerbeds, and wintering in Cape Canaveral. He particularly enjoyed reading local and military history, was a Civil War re-enactor serving as lieutenant with the 141st Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was a member and volunteer at both the Leroy Heritage Museum and the Bradford County Farm Museum in Troy.