Dr. George W. Fox Jr.

April 24, 1922 ‒ January 10, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio

Dr. George W. Fox Jr. went to be with the Lord Sunday afternoon, January 10, 2016 in Winchester Terrace Nursing Home. He was 93.

He was born April 24, 1922 in Mansfield to parents George Wallace and Golda (Stull) Fox Sr. George graduated from Mansfield Senior High School with the class of 1939, and went on to study at The Ohio State University. During his time at Ohio State he proudly enlisted in the Army Air Corps. as an Aviation Cadet. After graduating from flight school he flew PBY planes in Europe during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1945 as a 1st Lieutenant. During this time he also married the love of his life Lois “Bickey” Fisher on May 25, 1943, whom he had been dating since the two were teenagers.

After his honorable discharge, George returned to The Ohio State University to later graduate with a doctorate of Optometry. After graduating from college George went on to start his own Optometry practice in Lexington and retired in 1981 after 30 years of practicing.

George was a lifetime member of the Mansfield First Evangelical Presbyterian Church and active in the Lexington Kiwanis for several years. In his spare time he thoroughly enjoyed woodworking, and gifted his family and friends with his hand crafted art. He also took pleasure in golfing in retirement and spending time with loved ones.

He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years Lois “Bickey” Fox; children George (Denise) Fox III, and Dr. David B. Fox; grandchildren Allison (Jason) Loewen, Jenny (Dr. Zach) Daniels, Carrie Fox, and Hayden Fox; great grandchildren JT Loewen, and Tate Daniels; daughter-in-law Nancy Fox and sister RuthAnn Wilcox.

George was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home Finefrock Chapel with Pastor Mike Herring officiating.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve George’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Dr. Fox was my Dr. for many years. I remember him as a kind and patient man. I was sorry to read of his death. Memories keep him in our hearts forever. May God bless his family. D. Wisenbarger

  • Lois, George, Denise, David & family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you in the loss of George. He had an infectious smile and a great sense of humor. We were honored to be able to care for him in his home. Thank you for entrusting him to our care. Please know how much we care for your family.
    Rhonda Wicker
    Servant’s Heart Caregivers

  • Bickey and Family,

    So sorry to learn of George’s passing. I have nothing but fond memories of your family, babysitting for you, you and my mother making bunnie outfits for haloween and so much more. George and Bickey always seemed to be the perfect couple. You are all in our family’s thoughts and prayers.
    Love Carol

  • Dear Mrs Fox and family,

    We are sending our heartfelt sympathies on the passing of Dr Fox. I have fond memories of all of you as neighbors and of Dr Fox and his patience in his care of my eyes. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Gail and Earl Young

  • I am so sorry about George’s passing. I will forever have fond memories of growing up next door to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.