July 06, 1961 ‒ December 06, 2015
ASHLEY – Bradley Fox, 54, of Hayward, California, and recently of Ashley, Ohio, took his last sip of Bacardi, threw his last dart, and ended his comedy tour Sunday evening, December 6th, 2015 at his sister’s residence in Ashley, surrounded by his loving family. After a bout with cancer, he is finally at peace and sitting at that lucky slot machine in the sky.
He was born July 6th, 1961 in Mount Gilead to Dwight Phillip “John” Fox and Mary Margaret “Peg” (Smith) Fox. He and his twin sister were the youngest of 8 children.
He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed making everyone laugh. One true story he liked to tell involved a trip he was making and happened to leave his wallet on the gas pump at a station he’d stopped at. Realizing this, he turned around and headed back, not expecting to find his wallet, which was full of cash and credit cards. To his surprise, the station attendant told him it had been turned in with nothing missing! Brad asked if the person left their name but the only information the attendant had was that it was a big, burly biker covered in tattoos. Brad said after that, every time he saw a big tattooed biker, he ran up and gave him a big hug. Sometimes this did not work out so well for Brad but he did it nonetheless. His life took him from Hooterville (Ashley) to Computerville (Silicon Valley), where he ran his very successful electronic scrap recycling business.
He was a 1979 Buckeye Valley High School graduate, and in 2012 was recognized as a Master Dart Thrower.
He loved playing pool, throwing darts, and golfing with family and friends. He once videotaped himself throwing 3 “bulls” and sent it to family in Ohio. He made it look so easy. His life was taken way too early and he summed it up with a picture he drew and this caption beneath it: “Hey Cancer, You Ain’t Cool, Bitch!” He repeated this phrase often.
Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Katie Marie Fox of Burleson, Texas, brothers Ed Fox of Sikeston, Missouri; Bob Fox of Delaware; sisters Mary Lou Bailey of Ashley, Cindy Sheets (Mike Millhoan, fiancé) of Delaware, and twin sister Barb (Chuck) Allen of Delaware, many nieces and nephews, and many friends (special friend Viki).
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Jim Fox of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Jerry Fox of Ashley; half-brother Phil Fox of Mt. Gilead.
The family invites you to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday, December 12th, from 5-9 pm, at Mike & Cindy’s, 4094 Troy Road, Delaware. During this time, there will be a prayer service with Chaplain Zach Ostrem from Hospice at 5:30, and a 2nd prayer service with Pastor Don Akers, from East Side Mission Church at 7:30. Please feel free to bring pictures and/or special memories to share.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to SourcePoint Meals on Wheels, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015 or to Ohio Health Hospice, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43214. Assisting the family is Snyder Funeral Homes. Condolences may be expressed to the family and memories may be shared by visiting www. snyderfuneralhomes.com.