In Loving Memory of

Charles Frank Fox


Charles F. Fox, Captain, USAF, Retired
Charles F. (“Chuck” or “Sonny”) Fox passed away February 23, 2015 in Lewisville, Texas. He was 75.
Capt. Fox was born in Carnegie, PA on June 25, 1939 to Charles L. Fox and Irene Penn Fox. He was a member of the class of ’57 at Carnegie High School and a graduate of Indiana University (B.S.), the University of Missouri (M.S.) and the University of Florida (J.D.).
Capt. Fox served for 21 years in the United States Air Force in varying capacities, including Commandant of Cadets for the Air Force ROTC at Washburn University in Topeka, KS. Upon retirement, he moved to Gainesville, FL, where he resided for more than 30 years.
He is pre-deceased by his wife, Sylvia (“Pat”) Fox and his siblings Patricia Horner and William Fox.
He is survived by his daughter Emily Fox and her husband George Harnden (Lantana, TX), their children Orion Fox (Lantana, TX) and Danica Harnden (French Creek, BC, Canada), his sister Carole Aspinall and her husband Thomas (Bethel Park, PA), as well as his sister Patricia Fox (Beltsville, MD).
Captain Fox is also survived by his in-laws James H. Bass, Jr. and his wife Joann (Moss Point, MS), Gordon Michael Bass and his wife Phyllis (Hernando, FL), Kimberly Bass Parsons and her husband Edwin (Gainesville, FL) and Mary Elizabeth Mathieu and her husband Raymond (Rocky Mount, NC).
He was uncle to Sherrie Aspinall (Pittsburgh, PA), Susan Franchi (Plainfield, IL) Steven Aspinall (McMurray, PA), Anissa Maples (Lucedale, MS), Jenny Shields (Los Angeles, CA), Joy Renfro (Mobile, AL), Kara Bass (Alpharetta, GA) and James Mathieu (Sanford, NC).
His family would like to thank Elmcroft of Vista Ridge (Lewisville, TX) and Novus Health Services (Frisco, TX) for their care and support.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date, according to his wishes, with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, MWDTSA (Military Working Dog Team Support Association, Inc.), First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville, FL or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home (352) 378-2528.

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  1. Donna and Bill Buhi at · Reply

    We were saddened to hear of Chuck’s passing. It has been several years since we’ve had contact, but he and Pat were neighbors for 20 years on 39th Drive. We still live there, and the neighborhood hasn’t been the same since they left. Chuck was the local “watchdog”, and our sons felt very secure knowing he was there should any trouble arise! Please know that we care about your loss and send our deepest sympathy.

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