Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Harry W. Fox 1890-1981

Harry W. Fox was born October 12, 1890 to George B. and Emma Davis Fox in Iowa City, Iowa, and passed away at Waynesville Memorial Hospital January 1, 1981 at the age of 90 years, two months and 20 days.

Hal, as he was known by all that knew him, was born again September 22, 1946 when he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.  He was a member of the Center Point Baptist Church from the time it was organized in 1952, and taught the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class for many years up to last September, when failing health confined him to his home.

He was an employee of the Rock Island Railroad Company where he ran a steam ditcher for many years until his retirement.

He was married to Hilda Larson of Anamosa, Iowa in 1915.  Two daughters were born of this union, Ellen Rinard of Relands, California and Lillian Shelton of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

In 1940 he married Hazel Ray Fox.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 3, 1981 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Bill Tallant and Rev. J.W. Brewer officiating.

Burial was in the Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Colonial Funeral Chapel.

Pallbearers were: Carl Peterson, Buster Sanders, Warren Tidquist, George Bacon, Sherman Adkison, and Floyd Ellzey.

He is survived ny his wife, one daughter, Lillian Shelton of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, two step daughters, Mrs. Donald Smock of Waterloo, Iowa, Mrs. Claude Carrell of Dixon, Missouri, three grandsons, and one granddaughter as well as ten great grandchildren, one nephew, Harry D. Fox of Richland, three nieces, Mrs. Keith Howlett of Richland, Mrs. Lorraine Tunstill of Arkansas, Mrs. Bert Cherry of Texas and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, one sister, three brothers, one daughter, and one grandson.

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