Raymond Lee Fox
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Raymond Lee Fox, 98, of Daytona Beach, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 15, 2014. Raymond is survived by his son, Donald Richard Fox, daughters; Patsy Marticio (Ed), Joannie Salvo (John), Gerry Fox-Ajlani (Orfan), Sandra Lynn Fox-Schrier, grandchildren; Raymond Lee Fox, III, Rita Ann Fox, Mark Salvo, Linda Delandy, Dean Salvo, Nancy Marticio, Sharon Marticio, Michael Marticio, David Marticio, Edward Marticio, Jeffrey Fox, Melissa Fox, Dava Roe, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Ray is also survived by his very close friend, Paulette Mandala, caregiver, Lisa Keziah, and beloved cat, Pumpkin. Raymond is predeceased by his sons, Raymond Lee Fox, Jr., David Ray Fox and Daniel Lee Fox. Raymond was born on May 28, 1916 in Pelham, New Hampshire to the late Howard and Marian Fox. Growing up he had to help provide for his family. His hard working nature led him to Daytona Beach in 1946 where he became a master engine builder. By the 1950's Ray had won every major NASCAR "Grand National Series" race of the time. As well as being one of the premier engine builders of his time he was also a successful car owner. There were many victories won on the wheels of Fox's stock cars. But none more exciting than Junior Johnson's upset at Daytona in 1960 driving his No. 27 Chevrolet. Along with being a car owner, master engine builder and mechanic, Ray was a NASCAR Official and Inspector, President of Living Legends of Auto Racing, Founding Member of the Checkered Flag Committee. Ray is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame, the Western Auto Mechanics Hall of Fame, the Oceanside Rotary Hall of Fame, and the Jacksonville (Fla) Raceway Stock Car Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2003. Ray is notably the oldest member of NASCAR. He had a long career in NASCAR running his last race as an owner in 1974. Fox stayed active in NASCAR well into his 80's. His legendary skill as a master engine builder was passed on to his late son, Raymond Lee Fox, Jr. who passed his passion for stock car racing to his son, Raymond Lee Fox, III who is a Car Chief for Penske Racing, which marks three generations of the Fox family to be involved in NASCAR. To the world of stock car racing Raymond Lee Fox was a legend, to his family he will be remembered as their hero, a father who took care of them no matter what. A visitation is scheduled for 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Lohman Funeral Home Daytona, located at 1423 Bellevue Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday June 19, 2014 at the Funeral Home with the interment to follow at Daytona Memorial Park, located at 1425 Bellevue Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Raymond's name to The Living Legends of Auto Racing, P.O. Box 290854, Port Orange, Florida. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Daytona. Condolences may be shared at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com






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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Jun. 17, 2014.
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August 28, 2014
This is Darlene I'm friends with Fon fox hope this gef f
Darlene helton
June 19, 2014
It was an absolute honor to meet you last July. Condolences to your family. Rest In Peace Sir!
Amanda Bridges
June 19, 2014
Heaven's gain is NASCAR's loss. Ray's family deserves many thanks for the care they gave their Dad. He will be a silent guest at every race in the new stadium. Neighbors
Ted and Laura Sheaffer
June 18, 2014
it was honor to meet you mr. ray fox.my prayers are to the family at this time.RIP
RAY LAMM
June 18, 2014
Oh how we will miss that twinkle in his eye when we came to visit. He wasn't just special to NASCAR he was special to all who knew him. Prayers to your family.
Gwen McKim
June 17, 2014
My Thoughts & Prayers Are With The Fox Family!!

Robin Shinners
Dallas ,Texas
Robin Shinners
June 17, 2014
My prayers are with Ray's family and friends. The NASCAR community has lost one of the true legends in the sport. RIP Ray.
Ron Piasecki
June 17, 2014
We will miss you.
David Blair
June 17, 2014
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Fox family.

Mike Pace
Port Orange
June 17, 2014
RIP
Howard Ingham
June 17, 2014
Primarily due to his well deserved long life most in our area don't remember Ray or his many accomplishments. Daytona has lost a treasure that will soon take his rightful place in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Howard Smith
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