William Fox

William "Bill" Fox, 68

William "Bill" Fox, 68, a lifelong Michigantown resident, died on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at Wesley Manor Retirement Community in Frankfort.

He was born December 3, 1943, in Frankfort, the son of John and Helen Price Fox.

On June 10, 1994, he married the former Lou Davis; she survives.

Bill was a lifelong member of Michigantown Christian Church. Bill was a graduate of Clinton Central High School in 1961. In 1965, he graduated from Purdue University as an Animal Science major and AgEcon minor where he was also a member of the FarmHouse Fraternity. Bill later achieved his Master's Degree in Education in 2000. He was a grain and Landrace and Duroc swine farmer. In 1985, he became a teacher and Head of Vocational Agriculture Department for Clinton Prairie High School Corporation.

Through his life, he substitute taught for Tipton High school. Bill was very active with FFA throughout his life, including a State FFA Officer in 1961-1962 and host for the International FFA Exchange Program. He was past president of both the Central Indiana Duroc Breed Association and Indiana Landrace Breed Association, and also past president and vice president of the Clinton County Fair Board. He assisted with the Hoosier Beef Congress and Hoosier Beef Cattle Assn. at the Indiana State Fair where he was also an assistant at the Swine Building in 2004.

In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by one son, Todd (Missy) Fox, of Michigantown; two daughters, Melissa (Jim) Carroll, of Kokomo, and Soo Ann (Matt) Boehm, of Lafayette; two step sons, Chip Brandenburg, of Lafayette, and Steven Brandenburg, of West Lafayette; two step daughters, Vicky (Robert) Gray and Pam (Charlie) DeWitt, both of Watseka, Ill.; two brothers, George (Joyce) Fox, of New Albany, and Lewis (Deb) Fox, of Frankfort; six grandchildren; nine step grandchildren, and two step great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one great granddaughter.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 28, 2012, at Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort, from 4- 8 p.m.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at Michigantown Christian Church at 11 a.m. with one hour of visitation prior. Pastor Bob Woods will officiate.

Burial will follow in Whiteman Cemetery.

Memorials in Bill's name may be made to the National FFA Organization.

Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com.

Published in the Journal & Courier from Sept. 26 to Sept. 27, 2012