Dr. R. Von Fox
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Rupert Von Fox, 87, of Morganton, N.C., formerly of Butler, passed away Thursday at VA Medical Center Complex in Asheville, N.C.
Born in West Virginia, April 8, 1925, he was the son of Jonah D. and Inez M. Chevront Fox.
Von served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Alaska and then the Phillipines as a torpedo specialist. He later attended Elizabethtown College and graduated from Lincoln Chiropractic College in Indianapolis. He practiced in Butler for many years before moving to North Carolina.
He was an active member of Butler First Methodist Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher. He was a founding organizer of the Lick Hill Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed being a ham radio operator and also riding his four-wheel ATV on many adventures in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and North Carolina over the years.
Surviving are his beloved wife, Viola Grace Workley Fox; four children, Janet J. Shields (Raymond) of Kissimmee, Fla., David R. Fox of Guatemala, Richard V. Fox of Morganton, N.C., and Elisabeth M. Weiland (Leonard) of Butler; six grandchildren, Naomi L. Grega, Clinton J. Fair, Justin R. Fox, Adrienne G. Fox, Carrie S. Weiland and Andrew J. Weiland; six great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family members.
Psalm 62: 5-8.
FOX - Arrangements for Rupert Von Fox, who passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, are being completed in North Carolina. Memorial services are private according to the family's wishes.
Published in Butler Eagle on Nov. 6, 2012