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Edward Francis Fox

June 5, 1941 — August 20, 2023

Bear Creek

 

Edward Francis Fox, 82, of Bear Creek, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2023.

Edward was born in Chatham County on June 5, 1941, to George Leon and Julia Ann Welch Fox. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Agnes Brown Fox, and an infant sister.

Mr. Fox retired after 39 years as a transmitter supervisor for UNC Center for Public Television. He had his private pilot license was a Ham radio operator and examiner. Edward had engineering degrees from three schools: Central Piedmont Community College, UNC Chapel Hill and UNC Charlotte. He was certified in First Aid, a member of the Chatham Scampers Camping Club and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Edward loved animals and going out to eat not just for the food but to talk to people.

Mr. Fox is survived by his daughter, Michelle Fox Dziengel, of Siler City; sons, Jan (Janet) Fox, of Palm Coast, FL and Michael D. (Debbie) Fox; grandchildren, Stephanie (Alex) Shields, of Raleigh, Morgan (Bryan-fiancé) Dziengel, of Raleigh, Naomi Fox of Palm Coast, FL, Ryan Fox, of Mocksville, Kimberly (Daniel) Hedrick, of Randleman, and Baylee Fox of Raleigh; great grandchildren, Sophia Shields, of Raleigh, Marshall Hedrick, of Randleman, and Mary Annalee Hedrick of Randleman.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. The funeral service will be at 11:00 AM, at Oakley Baptist Church on Thursday, August 24, 2023, with Dr. Jeff Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Randolph Hospice House.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is serving the Fox family.

Online Condolences may be made at www.smithbucknerfh.com
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Wednesday, August 23, 2023

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Thursday, August 24, 2023

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Thursday, August 24, 2023

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