October 3, 1924 ~ October 22, 2009

Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Lloyd Fox, Jr., 85, of 13 Wentworth Avenue, died Thursday, October 22, 2009, at the VA Medical Center. Mr. Fox was born in Buncombe County and was a son of the late Lloyd and Lydia Staton Fox. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Inez Sentz Fox, brothers, Charles Fox, Staton Fox, Sr., and Graham Fox, nephews Donnie Fox, Roy Fox and Capt. Ernie Fox, and by a brother-in-law, Harold Keever. Mr. Fox was an Army Air Corps veteran of WW II, serving in Okinawa, Japan, and was employed as a foreman with Paving Enterprises. He was a member of the VFW and of Oakley Baptist Church. He is survived by two sisters, Vikki Fox of Asheville and Katie Keever of Gilkey, NC; a brother, Clay Dean Fox and his wife, Elizabeth, of Garner; two sisters-in-law, Faye Fox of Kingsport, TN and Helen Fox of Asheville, and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Pierce and Mr. Larry Dotson officiating. Pallbearers will be Larry Rowland, Roy Whitaker, Chris Whitaker, Gerald Fox, Chris Fox Staton Fox, Jr. and Odean Keever. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Gryder, Quinton Thomas and Allen Hinegardner. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Saturday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. The family expresses appreciation to the nursing staff and employees of the Hospice at the Community Living Wing of the Charles George VA Hospital. Memorials may be made to the Food Pantry of Oakley Baptist Church, 70 Fairview Avenue, Asheville, NC 28803.

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  1. To the Fox family: This is to say the Fox family has touched our lives in many ways, I remember visiting your grandmother as a child with my grandmother Georgia Fox, Katie Lee, Nellie helping along the way teaching us at Oakley Baptist Church We have all gone our way now but this family has left lasting memories on our lives. I have since moved back to the home place an we only have a few originals left. Lloyd has gone on to better things but the memories stay for all to share I am sending this for all the girls of Hilda Fox Sullivan Elaine, Charlotte, Novella,MarySue and Jeannie. Our thoughts are with you.
    Elaine Sams

  2. Vickie,
    Lloyd will be greatly missed by us all at the VA. I do believe he touched us all. I loved that man dearly and to know that he is in a better place and no longer in pain puts me at peace. I truly am blessed and honored to have known him and learned of the ties we had to each other. He told me a lot about my family and for that I am blessed. God bless. I love you.

  3. Dearest Vicki and Helen,
    It is with a heavy heart that I sign this guest book. A lot of people have come in and out of my life in my 46 yrs. But their have only been a handful that have made such a lasting impression as Mr.Fox. May God Bless you and your family ! Love Always……..Mike

  4. Vicky,

    I know I have become estranged from the family these last few years, but it saddens me with the passing of my Uncle Lloyd. He was always honest and forthright in his opinions – a real straight shooter – qualities I most admired in him.

    Rest assured he has entered Our Father’s kingdom and is happy with Naze again.

    Love always,


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