Thomas Junior Fox, 89, completed his earthly journey on September 20, 2022 with his family by his side.
The eldest son of Thomas Orbie and Zora Dell Fox, Tom was born on February 21, 1933 in Kirby, Ark.
He is deceased by his parents and five siblings: Charles, Bobby, Mike, Verdene and DA Fox.
Surviving family members include Peggy, his loving wife of 67 years; his sister Shirley Johnson (Jackie); his sons Roger Fox and Wayne Fox (Susan); his daughter Nancy Bradbury (Bill); His grandchildren are Kala Fox (Steve Christensen), Brittany Fox (Nick Kamas), Kyle Bradbury (Sarah), Drew Bradbury (Abby), Thomas Hudson (Tiia) and Alyse Hudson. Great-grandchildren are Ethan and Eva Christensen, Victoria Hudson, Eloise Bradbury and Martin Kamas.
Tom was considered one of the best in his field as a hardworking and dedicated member of Sheet Metal Local No. 36 for 42 years. A lover of the outdoors, Tom loved hunting, fishing, gardening, mowing grass (yes), bird watching and more. His myriad interests and hobbies included woodworking, metal crafts, trying to grow the world’s largest tomato, storytelling, and even taxidermy for a while. He was proud of his service in the United States Army and his active-duty role during the Korean War, and he was proud to be an American, and law veterans like him have assured the rest of us.
A former member and deacon of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and a current member and inactive deacon of the Red Oak Missionary Baptist Church, and in the spirit of the true believer that he was, Tom lived not only for this life but for the next.
Rev. Michael Howell will lead the service for family and friends. Pall bearers will be Bill, Kyle and Drew Bradbury; Philip Howell; Lloyd Reynolds; Steve Christensen; cliff walks; and Jackie Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Fox, Bobby Fox, Gary Fox, Ethan Christensen, Steve McGuire, Raymond Crouse, Mike Kelley and Jimmy Gray.
The family visit will be at 9:00 a.m. before the 10:00 a.m. memorial service today, September 23, at the Gross Funeral Home, 120 Wrights St., Hot Springs.
The family especially thanks Teresa Powell and Superior Senior Care; Anita Kane, hospice nurse at Dierksen; Elijah Pricop and Nicholas Myers of Seniors Comfort Assisted Living, especially Nicholas for his tireless, extraordinary and unparalleled love, care and concern.
Guests can register at http://www.grossfuneralhome.com.