Fox, Tom

Tom Fox
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Mr. Tom Fox, 84, of Cleburne, Texas, died Thursday, February 3, 2005, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 17, 1921, in Graham, Okla., to Mattie and Harburn R. Fox. He attended school in Eric, Okla. He entered the U.S. Army and served in the medical corps during World War II in England, South Africa, India and the Panama Canal Zone. Upon discharge, he moved to Portales where he farmed with his father. He worked with his brother and cousin developing the “Midway.” He married Juanita Mae Davis on May 23, 1948, in Portales. They moved to Albuquerque and he went to work with the Santa Fe Railroad shop extension. In 1969, he was transferred to Cleburne where he and his family have lived since. His spent 30 years with the railroad before retiring in 1980. He was a member and deacon of the Mineral Springs Primitive Baptist Church in Glen Rose, Texas, and had served as trustee of the Duffau Association.

Family members said he enjoyed bluegrass music, traveling and camping with his wife.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Travis and Wesley Fox.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Thomas Michael Fox (and wife, Teri Ann) of Sanger, Texas; two daughters, Deborah Ann Turner (Jeffrey) of Deer Park, Wash., and Cynthia Gail McMinn (Rocky) of Denton, Texas; seven grandchildren, Sarah, Robin and Bonny McMinn, Amanda, Heather and Eric Turner, and Corrina Clements; three great-grandchildren, Amaris Marie Turner, E.J. Sharp and Taylor Clements; three brothers, Albert Fox of Portales, Melvin Fox of Cedar Crest and Paul Fox of Prescott, Ariz; and one sister, Betty Jo Coleman of Portales.

Elder Wayne Venable will officiate the services.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Ronnie Fox, Stephen M. Fox, Irwin Coleman, Judy Hisle, Linda Webb, Phyllis Hammond, Donita Hammond and Louann Brown.