VERSAILLES - Earl E. "Gene" Fox, age 82, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 8:08 p.m. Jan. 3, 2013, at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville.
Earl was born June 24, 1930, in Darke County to the late Edward and Effie (Koeller) Fox.
Earl is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Darrin and Tricia Fox of Versailles; grandchildren, Dara and Stacy Trissel, Cody Kindred, Kaylee Stikeleather and Kameron Stikeleather; great-grandchildren, Victoria Grisez, Hannah Grisez, Josiah Grisez, Lila Grisez, Maris Trissel and one expected; brother and sister-in-law, William and Joyce Scheiding of Arcanum; sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Ellsworth Szkudlarek of Brookville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Earl is also preceded in death by a daughter, Vickie J. Kindred and an infant daughter, Regina Fox; and a son-in-law, Yewell Kindred.
Earl was a retired truck driver with 45 years of service. Earl was a senior communication specialist in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Earl was a life member of the Greenville V.F.W. Post#7262 and a member of the Versailles Vets Club.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Dennis Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery in Gettysburg.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.at the funeral home. Military Honors will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran's Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com