Harold Franklin Hux

April 04, 1945 ‒ January 02, 2021

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Harold Franklin Hux, age 75, of Mount Vernon, went to be with his Lord and Savior as he passed unexpectedly on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at the Knox Community Hospital.

He was born on April 4, 1945, in Madison County, Ohio to the late Harold Harrison and Sabra (Worrell) Hux.  A 1963 graduate of Lincolnview High School, Frank furthered his education at the University of Cincinnati obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Xavier University in 1974.

Frank was employed as a Special Education teacher for 30+ years at Utica High School and served as a Cross Country/Track Coach for 20+ years. He also served as an assistant Football Coach for Utica High School and later Kenyon College. He was inducted into the Utica High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2020 for his many years of service as a Coach.

Frank was known and admired by many people. His laughter and personality of having fun drew people to know and love him. He believed in his students and athletes and strived for them to learn the values of life and to believe in themselves. Frank did not know a stranger and once you met him, you would not forget him. He enjoyed a great game of cards and enjoyed a good day of fishing.

Frank had a passion for Christ and served many years as a Sunday School teacher. A member of Covenant Church, Frank diligently served in the Food Pantry and volunteered numerous hours to help the needs of the community.

He is survived by his wife Charlotte (Chapman) Hux of 53 years whom he married January 28, 1967; a daughter Laurel (Doug) Wilson of Danville; a son Kurt (Katie) Hux of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Harrison Hux, Tyler Wilson, William Hux, Sydney Wilson, Gregory Wilson; his sisters, Vivian (Don) Collins of Delphos, Luvina Stewart of Pandora; and his brothers, Glenn (Sylvia) Hux of Celina, and Perry Hux of Lima.

A Celebration of Life honoring Harold Franklin Hux will be held at the Covenant Church located at 13360 New Delaware Road, Mount Vernon on Saturday, January 16. The family will receive guests from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. with a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. conducted by Pastor Tim Overly. A live stream of the service will be available on the Remembering Harold Franklin Hux  Facebook page,  www.facebook.com/groups/312861120108467/?ref=share  A memorial video created by his family will also be available for viewing for those guests who cannot attend. Guests are encouraged to wear facial coverings unless medical conditions prevail.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mount Vernon Covenant Church Food Pantry.

To send the family a condolence online visit: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com  The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Harold Franklin Hu

 

 

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  • Charlitte, Kurt and Laurell, I send my condolences. So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. I’m glad I got to see him and Charlotte in July. My prayers and love to you and your families.

  • It’s with a heavy heart that I offer my condolences to the family. Frank and the Hux family has had a profound impact on my life that continues to this day.

  • Charlotte and family – I was saddened to hear of Coach Hux’s passing. He will always be a dear part of my memories. My thoughts are with you.

  • Charlotte and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. I have many great memories as we worked together as special ed olleagues at Utica High School. He was a fun man, committed to his students and athletes. He will be missed by many! God bless you!

  • To know Frank was to be drawn into that laughter , smile and warmth .
    He was a man who left a lasting impression on all he met. Fly high coach. You will be missed but thank you for giving so much to so many.

  • Jim and I are saddened by so many good people going home. Praying for the holy spirit to be with you Charlotte and your family. We love you!

  • To the family of Frank,

    Frank was a great person. He always had a smile on his face and always made you laugh. Heaven gained another angel to watch over all that knew him.
    RIP Frank.

    Maralou Lyons.

  • He was a very special teacher to me when you need to talk he was there to talk. I always help him in his class

  • Kurt, Katie and family.

    I know your hearts are heavy. The loss of a parent is a very hard thing to ever go through. When were little we don’t think of this kind of stuff. We take for granted they will always be here.
    Unfortunately, we have to give them back to God.
    I wish there was something I could say to take away your pain. But, there’s nothing to say.
    Other than we know he’s in a better place than we are.
    We have the promise to see them again someday.
    I know right now that doesn’t seem like a lot. But, we have to hold onto that.
    Your famy will be in my prayers 🙏🙏

  • To coach Hux’s family I am offering my condolences on coach Hux’s passing . Coach hux was a wonderful teacher, mentor, and coach , I am a former athlete of coach hux from utica senior high school . Prayers and condolences from the Halblaub family . Sincerely Danielle Halblaub

  • I am so so sorry for your family’s lost.. Mr.Hux was such a beautiful person and was the best teacher I ever had. I will never forget him.

  • Charlotte and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. I had the privilege of working with Frank for thirty years. I could not have asked for a better friend and colleague. May God be with you through this trying time. Our prayers are with you.

  • My deepest condolences to the entire Hux family. Coach Hux was a great man and had a profound impact on my life. I’m lucky to have spent so many years on his team. 5 miler tomorrow morning in your honor Coach!

    • My heart goes out to Coach Hux’s family. Coach Hux changed my life for the better because he was always there as a coach and mentor. His enthusiasm for running was contagious and it influenced some of the best moments of my life. Thanks Hux!

  • Coach Hux was a wonderful coach. He was an inspiration and loved by all his athletes. I have so many great memories of playing football for him. God bless and many prayers for peace and comfort.

  • He was a great teacher of mine when I went to school at utica he was funny out going wonderful to have him around any issue you had he be glade to help he will be missed thanks prayer to his friends and family r.i.p Hux

  • The Hux house was my second home when I was a young man. Frank was kind, generous and a positive influence on my character. Also he was fun! Whether it was cards or video games he was often participating with his kids and their friends. His God-given gifts of wisdom, hospitality, and teaching will be missed here on earth but I am grateful Frank has received his reward for serving his savior!

  • I am so sorry about his passing!
    Mr Hux was a great teacher and made learning fun. He also set me up with my first job(s) at school and without his help, I wouldn’t be the great hard worker that I am today without his help.

    Many prayers go out to his family and friends, he’ll be missed tremendously.

  • Dear Charlotte & Family,
    It is with great sadness that we must say goodbye to Frank. We will all miss him on this side of Heaven, but there is no sorrow that Our Lord cannot sustain us through and console us therein. We offer our deepest condolences in your loss and are lifting all of you in prayer.
    We can’t help but chuckle over Frank trying to persuade us to sample everything the Mexican buffet had to offer during our lunch date with you both and Bill’s fishing story of Frank falling in the water trying to get off the boat and onto the dock.
    We will cherish the good times we spent with you and will always be grateful for your benevolence towards us. Our time was too short together, but we are so blessed to have had the season of life experiences it contained.
    With our love & deepest sympathy, Bill & Judy 💗🙏

  • What a good man. I taught with him for many years in special education. He loved working and helping his students. We laughed many times together. He had a great laugh and fun loving spirit. God got another good one..
    RIP

  • To the Hux Family,

    As a member of the Utica High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee, I am so glad my Committee colleagues and I had enough foresight to unanimously vote Frank into the UHS Athletic Hall of Fame last year. Immediately after that, I saw that spark in him and his passion for teaching return as he joined me and others at Utica High School as a substitute teacher. What a great guy to know and be around. He was well respected by students, teachers, coaches and his players. As the saying goes, “They don’t make people like him anymore.” I know I speak for many when I say I was so glad to know Frank Hux. I’ll never forget him. My condolences to his family. He will be greatly missed. Utica High School and the communityhas lost a giant in its education family.

  • Frank was a great man and a joy to be around. Never a dull moment. I will treasure the times I spent with him during my teenage years and having him as a euchre partner. His kindness and sense of humor cannot be matched. My prayers to the Hux family during this time.

  • Dear Hux family
    Coach Hux was a motivational and wonderful man each and every day. He is a bright part of my memories of Jr High. His enjoyment for life touched every student he had interaction with and will be greatly missed by all.

  • Charlotte and family, I send condolences your way. What a difficult winter we are having. Frank was such a nice guy. For some reason I am remembering him the most because of his homemade ice cream! What fun we had! May God’s unfailing love be wrapped around you and give you His peace. God bless…

  • My condolences to the Hux family. What a wonderful coach and over all genuine person. I had the sincere pleasure of knowing him. He really cared about kids and strived to push you to be a better athlete and young adult. So many fond memories of him & Stacey Smith who he brought on as the girls track coach later in my high school years. I will forever miss his infectious smile and positive attitude in everything he did and touched .
    God broke the mold when he came into this world. He will forever be greatly missed and cherished from many people.
    I’m honored to have known such a wonderful person and coach.

  • From a former Utica High school student and 80s athlete.
    My thoughts and cherished memories of Coach Hux.
    Remember Tucker Hill, Sportsmans Club road ?We would get dropped off and coach would say meet you at the other end . I wasn’t a distance runner, but coach felt sprinters and field athletes needed conditioning as well. Those cold end of the day track tournaments when coach would say keep moving so you dont cramp up, sooo true.
    Mr. Hux was a kind and supportive coach and teacher. With his unwavering sense of humor and infectious personality and smile how could you not love him?
    What a blessing to have known Coach Hux and to be a huge part of my high school years. I appreciated his words of wisdom and guidance for years to come.
    Rest in peace

  • I REMEMBER WORKING FOR CORC JOB TRAINING IN THE SUMMER OF 1993, AT THE TENDER AGE OF 17, AND THAT WHEN I FIRST MET FRANK HUX, WHICH I GOT TO KNOW FRANK , AND THAT WHEN THE OLD UTICA HIGH SCHOOL WAS THERE, WHICH IS NOW THE MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND ONE DAY I DID NOT KNOW THAT MY SPECIAL ED FROM NORTHRIDGE, MR. TIMOTHY R. VAN WINKLE CAME TO VISIT ME WHILE I WAS WORKING AT UTICA HIGH SCHOOL, AND I LIKED MR. HUX, AND I OFFER MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY, AND MR. FRANK HUX WAS A GOOD MENTOR TO ME WHEN I WORKED THERE AT UTICA HIGH SCHOOL IN THE SUMMER OF 1993. REST IN PEACE, MR. HUX.

  • So sorry to hear of a great coach and friend leaving us. He was always there cheering and videoing the ground for you. Thanks for being the best coach I had. He will be deeply missed and remembered always.

  • So sad to hear of this loss! Frank was an amazing teacher and mentor to so many and I know he will be horribly missed! I’m just glad to have had the pleasure of knowing him and I know his memory will stay alive with everyone’s lives he touched.

  • The Hux family will not be the same without my Uncle Frank. I will miss having him as a sometimes opponent and sometimes partner in our card games! Always added a great deal of fun and entertainment to our get togethers. Condolences to Charlotte, Laurel and Kurt. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.