Fredrick Fox

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WAGRAM — Fredrick "Fred" Barnes Fox, Jr., 75, of Wagram passed away on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.

Fred was born in Columbia, S.C. on Nov. 25, 1942, son of the late Fredrick Barnes Fox, Sr., and Grace Fox Pillsbury. He enlisted in the United States Navy following high school and served as radarman on the USS Kitty Hawk. Because of this service, he was later able to attend the University of North Carolina at Pembroke where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science. Fred served as a member of the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church and in many civic groups including, Laurinburg Jaycees, Laurinburg Optimist Club, Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club and Scotland High School Athletic and Band Boosters.

He was honored by receiving the Cape Fear Award from the Boy Scouts and the Chamber Dunbar-McCoy Award. Fred was known and loved as "the voice of Scotland County" during his ownership of WLNC Radio.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a younger sister, Janis Hamilton.

Fred is survived by his wife, Sherry Fox of the home and daughters, Mary Baldwin Cannon and her husband Ben, their sons, Mason and Ethan of Evans, Ga.; Jill Flatt and her husband Brandon of Gilbert, Az.; and a sister, Pat Gilley of Ft. Myers, Fla.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church officiated by Dr. Duane Hix and Scott Miller. Visitation will follow in the church fellowship hall.

A private interment will be held at a later date at Antioch Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Red Springs.

The family requests in lieu of flowers for memorial donations to be made to the Scotland County Humane Society, Optimist Club Baseball Program or Scotland High School Athletic or Band Boosters.

Services entrusted to Richard Boles Funeral Service.

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Laurinburg, NC 28352
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Published in Laurinburg Exchange from Dec. 11 to Dec. 12, 2017
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