Charles V. Fox

December 01, 1921 ‒ August 24, 2010

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Charles Voight Fox, age 88, of Mount Vernon, died Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at the Ohio State University Medical Center. He was born on December 1, 1921 in Midway, Kentucky to the late Bryant and Maggie (Johnson) Fox Sr. Charles spent most of his life in the Mount Vernon area where he worked in Research and Development for Continental Can Company.

After his retirement, he and his brother, Bryant Fox, owned and operated Fox-Pax Inc. Charles traveled the world working eight years for International Executive Service Corps., helping corporations in third-world countries solve production problems. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed many years of playing golf, building furniture, remodeling homes and making picture frames for the family. He loved his wife and children and completely delighted in his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Charles counted his friends as treasures and loved God with his whole heart.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Linda (Lanning) Fox, two sons; William C. (Sherrie) Fox of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Dr. Ronald (Dr. Candace) Fox of Mount Vernon, two daughters; Charlyn B. (Eric) Green of Myerstown, Pennsylvania and Debra M. (Edward) Thomas of Statesville, North Carolina, twelve grandchildren, Laura Fox Vinson, Misti Fox Spires, C.C. Fox, Dayna Fox Fitch, Mandy Fox Campos, Melissa Fox Holmes, Brad Fox, Matt Fox, Brian McCann, Eric McCann, Maggie McCann Hesson and Ralph Thomas, eighteen great grandchildren and a brother, Bryant (Sue) Fox.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Anna Fox, a sister, Jane Yocum and three brothers; John, Sherman and Jim Fox.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 2 PM at the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene where friends may call one hour prior. The family will observe a private graveside service at a later date in St. John Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Red Cross, 300 North Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 or the Wounded Warriors Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway Suite 100, Jacksonville, Florida 32256

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