Robert Morris Fox, Sr., 86, of Concord, NC, passed away at his home on Monday, July 15, 2019.
The Fox family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Gordon Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant, and again at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Wright Cemetery in Jenkins Township, VanWert, Ohio, with graveside service to follow.
A native of VanWert County, Ohio, Robert was born October 3, 1932, to Morris V. Fox and Orhea Stose Fox. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sons, Stephen Lynn Fox in 1983, and Robert M. Fox, Jr., in 2004, and his wife, Ettamay Ellen Patrick Fox, in 1995.
An engineer by training, Robert retired from IBM with many years of service. He served his country in the Korean War as a member of the U.S. Navy. As a retired veteran, he was passionate about and active with American Legion Post 301 in Mt. Pleasant, the Cabarrus County DAV and the Civil Air Patrol. He always enjoyed flying, collecting stamps, Ohio State football, and the Carolina Panthers. He attended Friendship United Methodist Church.
Survivors left to cherish his memory are a son, Melvin O. Fox (Tina) of Celeste, Texas; a daughter, Orhea Fox of Concord; a brother, Richard Fox of Vendocia, Ohio; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be directed to American Legion Post 301, 1364 N. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, NC 28124 or Friendship United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1382, Mt. Pleasant, NC, 2814.