Weatherford Democrat

February 19, 2014

Jim Fox


Weatherford Democrat

— Jim Fox, 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, surrounded by family in Fort Worth.

Service is 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in White’s Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford. Interment will be in Hill Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

James Fox was born Jan. 25, 1930, in Abilene, the second of four sons, to the late Elijah Martin and Norma Billingsley Fox. He served one year in the U.S. Navy and married the former Mary E. Phillips on March 18, 1951. Jim was called back to the Navy in 1952 and served an additional two years on Guam during the Korean conflict. He was discharged after faithful service to his country, and came home and began a 40-year career of dedicated service with Convair, General Dynamics and, finally, Lockheed. Jim was a longtime member of Highway Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mary Fox, of Weatherford; sons, Gregory Fox and Michael Fox, both of Weatherford; grandchildren, Phillip, Amy, Josh, Melissa, Bailee, Jeremiah, Sarah and Jacob; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Charles Fox and wife, Jenette, of San Antonio; friend, Nancy Fox, of McAllen; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of loving church family and friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his daughter, Angie Jackson; a grandson, Justin David Fox; his parents; twin brother, Sam Fox; and another brother, Bill Fox.

White’s Weatherford Funeral Home