Ray E. Fox

July 24, 1930 ‒ April 18, 2006

Onalaska, Texas

MANSFIELD: Former Mansfield resident Ray E. Fox, 74, of Onalaska, Texas, died Tuesday evening April 18, 2006 in Mount Carmel West Medical Center, Columbus, following a short illness.

He was born July 24, 1931 in Mansfield to George S. and Blanche (Beam) Fox and served two tours of duty with the U.S. Army, with service from September 1948 to October 1954. Honorably discharged as a Corporal, he earned the Korean Service medal w/2 Bronze Stars, United Nations Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal.

In 1958 he moved to Houston, Texas where he worked with the International Longshoreman’s Association Local #1273 (later #24), and retired in 1985, and again in 1989.

Twelve years ago, he relocated to Onalaska.

A sports enthusiast, Ray was glued to the cable news channels, staying abreast of the pundits on both CNN and FOX.

He is survived by his wife Janet L. (Bossler) Fox, whom he married April 2, 1961; six children Dana and Tammy Fox of Onalaska, Texas, Pam and Roger Porter of Grapeland, Texas, Gary Fox of Huntsville, Texas, Gina Kight of Pasadena, Texas, Michael Fox of Channelview, Texas, and Rita Fox of Houston, Texas; a step daughter Nicole Walton of Houston, Texas, seven grandchildren including four whom he helped raise Jana Kight, Andrew Kight, Monica Kight and Rachel Kight, as well as Katherine Kight, Dana Fox and DeAnna Fox; eight great grandchildren; a brother Morris Fox of Mansfield; and a sister Deanna Foley of Roseville.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Barbara Jean Fox and ten brothers and sisters.

The family will receive friends this evening, Thursday, April 20, 2006 from 6-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Friday at 11 am. Pastor George Reece will officiate. Military honors will follow on the grounds of the funeral home, provided by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Burial will be in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com