Phillip J. "Phil" Fox Battle Creek Phillip J. "Phil" Fox, age 43, of Battle Creek, MI, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, January 27, 2013 at his residence. Phil, the son of Bill L. and Jacqueline Y. (May) Fox, Sr., was born on February 21, 1969 in Battle Creek and was lifetime resident. He attended Harper Creek H.S. and graduated from Creek Lakeview H.S. in 1989. Phil was a Sub Leader at Denso Manufacturing of Battle Creek for the past 13 years. He enjoyed his coffee and donuts at any time of the day; he has been active since he was 14 years old with bowling and in recent years, he was with a bowling league called YABBA-Youth Bowling League; he enjoyed camping; but most of all, he enjoyed being with family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all! Surviving are his two children, Kathlynn N. "Katie" Fox and Seth A Fox, both of Battle Creek; his parents, Bill (Violet) Fox, Sr. and Jacqueline Fox, both of Battle Creek; his sister, Jackie M. (Clarence) Noel of Battle Creek; his brother, Paul R. (Katherine) Fox of Battle Creek; 3 step-sisters, Lisa (David) Adams of Lexington, KY, Amy (Craig) Emens of Lansing, MI and Elizabeth Cooper of Battle Creek; 8 step-brothers, Michael Cooper and Jeffery (Christen) Cooper, both of UT, Andrew (Arlene) Cooper, William (Robin) Cooper and Donald (Robin) Cooper, all of Lexington, KY, James (Karen) Cooper of Paris, KY, John Cooper of TN and Joseph (Sandra) Cooper of Battle Creek; his two-special ex-wives, Misty M. Fox of Battle Creek and Paulette E. Puschel of Spring Arbor, MI and special members of the Puschel Family, Paul and Jeanette Puschel of Kalamazoo, MI and sisters-in-law, Tera Kiersey and Courtney Weal. Phil was preceded in death by his brother, Bill L. Fox, Jr. on September 26, 2009 and a step-sister, Sarah Cooper. At the request of Phil's family, friends will be received on Friday, February 1st from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Battle Creek. The Funeral Service to celebrate Phil's life will be held on Saturday, February 2nd at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert G. Muirhead, officiating. Final interment will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery, Battle Creek. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Phil's honor may be made to his Children's Educational Trust Fund, in care of Kellogg Community Federal Credit Union, 41 2nd Street, Battle Creek, MI 49014. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Phil may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com Phil's Favorite Quote: "STAY STRONG, NEVER GIVE UP"
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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Jan. 31, 2013