Lawrence Fox, 86, a resident of Mabie, passed from this life early Tuesday morning, Oct. 1, 2013, in the Good Samaritan Society in Belington.
Lawrence was born Saturday, April 9, 1927, in Cassity, a son of the late Willie Fox and Ethel Gould Fox.
On Sept. 3, 1948, at Oakland, Md., he married the former Betty Hodges, who preceded him in death May 26, 2012. They had celebrated 62 years of marriage.
Left to cherish Lawrence's memory are two daughters, Sue Fox of Cassity and Ann Rossi of Eleanor; one son, Patrick and wife, Mary, of Belington, three grandchildren, Jessica Fox and husband, David Hazer, of East Dailey, Nick Rossi and wife, Kelley, of Michigan, and Mendy Williams and husband, Jerry, of Eleanor; five great-grandchildren, Jasmine, Jade, Jillian Hazer and Jacob and Madison Rossi; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were one sister, Naomi Montgomery; and two brothers, Clive and Carl Fox. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Lawrence attended the schools of Randolph County, and he had served with in the United States Army Air Force in Panama during World War II. He had worked for Bethlehem Coal, Pioneer Lumber and was a self-employed contract logger for many years. He enjoyed coon hunting and deer hunting, and he loved the lumberjack contests at the Mountain State Forest Festival having won several chainsaw competitions and along with his wife, Betty, won several Jack and Jill competitions. Lawrence was a long time member of the Cassity United Methodist Church where he served as chief trustee for many years.
Visitation will be conducted at the Randolph Funeral Home Sunday from 4 until 6 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel Monday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Stella Faye Moyer will officiate, and interment will follow in Cassity Church Cemetery where members of H.W. Daniels Post 27 American Legion will present the American flag.
The Randolph Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for Lawrence Fox. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.