George L. Fox
November 2, 2012
George Lemuel Fox, 89, of Front Royal, Virginia, died Friday, November 2, 2012, at Royal Haven in Front Royal.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Front Royal (map/directions) conducted by The Rev. Dr. R. Mark Jordon. Burial will follow at Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock.
Mr. Fox was born September 8, 1923, in Front Royal, son of Richard C. and Anna Elizabeth Alexander Fox. He was a retired purchasing agent for AVTEX where he was employed for over 38 years.
His family lived in Fox Hollow and was one of the families required to move in the 1930’s from what is now the Shenandoah National Park. After graduating from Warren County High School he trained for the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and served with the 285th FAOB during WW II. He was one of the few survivors of the Malmedy Massacre in the Battle of the Bulge. After returning to Front Royal he met Marjorie on a blind date and they were married on September 18, 1948. They traveled extensively together for many years and made many friends. They spent their winter months in Florida for many years.
Surviving are his wife Marjorie Snarr Fox; two daughters Mitzi Fox Price and her husband Michael of Broad Run and Cindy Fox Fehd and her husband Joel of Tunnel Hill, Georgia; two sisters Louise Gochenour and her husband Lee of Woodstock and Betty Lunceford of Marshall; and four grandchildren Erin Tatum, Kelsey English, Devon Price, and Sarah Price. He was predeceased by two sisters Virginia Fox and Margaret Bushong and a brother Calvin M. Fox.
Pallbearers will be C. M. Fox, James Heishman, Stephen Snarr, Goldie Baltimore, Clarke Dilks, and Bennie Eackles.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home (map/directions).
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, VA 22601 (DONATE) or First Baptist Church, 14 W. First St., Front Royal, VA 22630.
Visiting - Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal, VA - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Funeral Service - First Baptist Church, Front Royal - 11:00 a.m.
Burial - Sunset View Memorial Gardens, Woodstock