LEESBURG, VA. - Mr. Gene T. Fox, 75, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. The funeral service will be held Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial will be private.
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Mr. Fox was born and raised in the community of Sparta, Ill. He graduated from the University of Illinois, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He went on to receive his masters degree from Cornell University, where he met his wife, Nancy. Together, they raised their three children in Manassas, Va., where Gene worked for the Prince William County Public School System. Upon retirement, they moved to Greenville, where Gene was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Golden K Kiwanis.
Mr. Fox was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Nancy Shaw Fox.
He is survived by his children, Gene Fox Jr., Holly Compy, and Margie Fortman; five grandchildren; sisters, Janet and Rita; and brothers, Wayne and Jon.
The family will receive friends Friday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home.
Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Daily Reflector on Feb. 6, 2013