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Les went to be with his Savior in the early mornings of April 10 after a short battle with cancer. Les was surrounded with his family and furry children, Zoe and Gizmo.
Les was born in Chincoteague, Virginia, to Earl and June Fox. The family then moved to Port Angeles, where Les attended school and graduated from Port Angeles High School in 1974 and then ventured to Seattle, Washington, where he met and married the love of his life, Vicky Mason, in 1983.
Les then returned to Port Angeles with his wife and son, Chris, where they lived happily for 23 years until Vicky lost her battle with cancer on April 11, 2010.
Les owned his own business called Northwest Handyman, where he made his living doing what he loved. His clients were always pleased to see his van pull up, as they were always greeted with a smile and his helpful nature.
His true passion, of course, was fishing and hunting with his family, including the many years of the Foxes' annual hunting trips out west, where they spent weeks drenched in rain but in good spirits doing what they loved.
Les was the lucky shot, bringing home the biggest bull to date in Fox history. He also was an avid fisherman, reeling in a 24-pound, 8-ounce steelhead during a "Fox Men" retreat at the Hoh.
Les was a proud member of Bethany Pentecostal Church and enjoyed many memorable years serving and attending his church family. Les also was a devoted walking member of Relay For Life, often showing up with a sugar rush of doughnuts for those early morning walks.
Anyone who knew Les was touched in some way by his generous nature and upbeat personality. He was loved by many and will be missed.
Les is survived by his parents, Earl and June Fox; brothers David and Richard Fox; sisters Debbie McGoff and Tammy Fox; son Chris (Katee) Beddell; 11 nephews and nieces; 12 great-nephews and -nieces; and two great-great-nephews.
Les was preceded in death by his wife, Vicky Fox.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 19, at 1 p.m. at Bethany Pentecostal Church, 508 South Francis Street in Port Angeles.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Apr. 13, 2014