Richard R. Fox
1925 - 2014
Richard Ray Fox was born the 11th of 12 children of Lindsey July and Hattie Fox on March 22, 1925, in Newport, Nebraska.
In June of 1943 he joined the Marine Corps and served in the Pacific aboard the battleship USS North Carolina where he became an anti-aircraft gunner and was credited with shooting down an attacking Kamikazi airplane before it could hit the ship.
He was married in Long Beach to Esther (Bette) Sill in 1947 and in 1951 they moved to Lakewood, where they resided for the rest of their lives. Richard worked 35 years for Procter & Gamble in Long Beach. Bette preceded him in death in 2010.
Richard is survived by his daughters Marilyn Fox of Cypress and Janis Fox Thompson of Huntington Beach, son-in-law Bruce Thompson, granddaughters Katherine Fox-Glassman of New york City and Jacqueline Thompson of Oxford, England and sister-in-law Evelyn (Sill) Morgan of Sun City, CA.
He died peacefully in his sleep August 11th of natural causes. Please sign the guestbook at www.presstelegram.com/obits.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Aug. 19, 2014