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Tom K. Fox, 91

JULY 8, 1922-AUG. 2, 2013

August 04, 2013
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Tom K. Fox, 91, of Greencastle, Pa., died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at 9:05 a.m. in the nursing center of Menno Haven, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born July 8, 1922, in Washington Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Roy L. and Nellie E. (Koons) Fox.

He married Mary Elizabeth (Goetz) Fox on May 1, 1942, in Hagerstown, Md. She died Nov. 5, 2000.

Tom was a 1940 graduate of Greencastle High School.

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving with the 106th Infantry Division during World War II in the Battle of the Bulge.

He was the owner of Fox Buick in Greencastle from 1949 until 1989. Tom enjoyed woodworking, traveling, playing cards, antique cars, ice cream, and most of all, spending time with his family and friends.

Tom was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Greencastle, where he formerly served as a member of the church council and several committees.

Tom loved to serve the Greencastle-Antrim community, and one of his greatest honors was serving as the president of the 25th Triennial Old Home Week celebration and later, the Old Home Week Association board of directors. He was a founding member and secretary of the former East Greencastle Development Corp., which donated the real estate to construct the Grove Medical Center.

He was a past president of the Greencastle Rotary, Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, Greencastle-Antrim Industrial Development Authority and Franklin County Industrial Development Authority. He served on the board of directors of the former Citizens National Bank for 26 years. He was a life member of Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post 6319 and a life member of Mount Pisgah Lodge  443. He was a member of Greencastle Rescue Hose Co. No. 1 and the Allison-Antrim Museum Inc. of Greencastle.

Surviving family is a daughter, Jane, and husband, Russell Everetts; grandson, Douglas, wife, Christina, and great-granddaughter, Taylor Everetts; grandson, Andrew, and wife, Jenniffer Everetts, all of Greencastle; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Larry E. Fox; sisters, Anna Snowberger, Hazel Amsley, Edith Haldeman, Bernice Bowers, Corrine Oberholtz and Ruth Bowders; and brothers, John Fox, Olen Fox, Landis Fox and Robert Fox.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 130 N. Washington St., Greencastle, with the Revs. Martin Horn and Donald Bohn officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle. 

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church. The Greencastle VFW will hold a memorial service at the funeral home Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. 

The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to the Greencastle-Antrim Old Home Week Association, P.O. Box 536, Greencastle, PA 17225; or to Greencastle Rescue Hose Co. No. 1 Inc., 842 S. Washington St., Greencastle, PA 17225.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.zimmermanfh.com.

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