David Gregory Fox
FOX, DAVID GREGORY of Dallas, Texas was born August 17, 1923 in Casper, Wyoming, Dave quietly passed away Christmas Day, 2003 in Dallas, Texas, surrounded by those whom he loved most in the world. By his side were family; his wife, Mary, his sons and daughters, and his ten grandchildren. Originally from Chicago, Fox graduated from Highland Park High School in 1941. He attended Texas A&M until he was called into the Air Force during World War II. He served as a pilot from 1944 until 1949. He married Mary Ellen Hagen in February, 1954. Fox was chairman, and CEO of Fox and Jacobs, Inc. from 1949 until retiring in 1985. He was recognized during these years with many citations and awards, including the Hugh Prather Award for the builder contributing the most for the betterment of the community, The distinguished Service Award from the Home and Apartment Builders Association of Dallas in 1964, 1976, and 1981, Builder of the Year in 1974, and induction to the National Association of Home Builders Hall of Fame in 1979. After retiring in 1985, Fox filled the position of County Judge for the remainder of the term of the late Frank Crowley. During this time he was instrumental in the building of the New County Courthouse and raising funds for the 6th Floor Exhibit. During his life he showed his love of Dallas as well as his love of education by serving on the board or chairing numerous civic, philanthropic, and political activities, namely Dallas Welcoming Committee, a nonpartisan group, for the 1984 Republican convention, Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Greater Dallas Community Relations Commission, Multi-Racial Committee of Dallas Citizens Council, Next Generation Inner-City School Campaign, Ursuline Academy Renaissance Campaign, and the St. Anthony Catholic School Advisory Committee. Dave also contributed his time and talents to many other organizations, such as, American AAdvantage Funds, Capstead Mortgage, Centex Corporation, Home Owners Warranty Corporation (Chairman 1979-1988), Home & Apartment Builder Assoc. Metro Dallas Area (President -1963), TX Assoc. of Builders, and National Association of Home Builders. One of the areas that Dave worked that he loved the most was his time at The Great State Fair of Texas. He served as Chairman from 1988-1994. He loved walking the fair grounds and couldnt wait to tell you what wonderful and new food they would have that year. He tasted it all! He loved talking about all the entertainment, the exhibits, the cleanliness and the security. He was a kid at heart and truly loved all the sights, sounds, and smells of the fair. Fox loved and embraced his Catholic faith. He was a member of the Knights and Dames of Malta and Stewards of St. Peter. One of his last trips was to Rome with his family to meet and be blessed by our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II. He was a humble man, but his generosity was not overlooked. He was a recipient of The Linz Award in 1989, given to the person whose civic and humanitarian efforts created greater benefit for the city of Dallas, The McGill Award in 1990, for exemplary benevolence and outstanding service in advancing the Churchs charitable, educational and missionary growth of the community, Outstanding Volunteer Fund Raiser, the first recipient of The Friends of Fair Park Spirit of the Centennial Award, and The Brotherhood & Humanities Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews. He was also recognized as the Outstanding Volunteer Fund Raiser, Entrepreneur of the Year, Dallasite of the Year, and Distinguished Alumni Award from Highland Park High School. David was preceded in death by his parents, David and Edith Fox. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary Ellen, his daughter Laura Williamson and her children Sarah, Daniel, and Kate; son David his wife, Deborah and children Natasha, Erin, Sylvia, and David; son Michael his wife Diane; son, Kevin Fox; and daughter, Amy Pugh her husband, Leon and children, Alex, MaryClare and Shannon; sister Eleanor Krebs of Dallas and sister Eadie Martin and husband Bill of Garland. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, December 29, 2003, 11:00AM, St. Monica Catholic Church, Walnut Hill and Midway. Reverend Gilbert Graham presiding. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to The Dave Fox Next Generation Fund, 6987 Helsem Way, Dallas, Texas 75230 or Alzheimers AWARE, the David G. Fox Endowment Fund, 7610 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 600, Dallas, Texas 75247-4228. Dignity Memorial Sparkman Hillcrest 7405 W. Northwest Hwy. Dallas (214) 363-5401
Published by Dallas Morning News from Dec. 27 to Dec. 29, 2003.
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To the Family of The Honorable Judge Dave Fox

Judge Fox was a CLASS ACT and a man of beautiful smiles and kindered spirits. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with the family.

The Henderson Family
Myrna Daniels-Henderson
January 9, 2004
Laura and Amy,

Dave has meant so much to so many! Our thoughts and prayers are with both of you and the entire Fox family in this time of grief and of reflection. Dave and Mary have done an excellent job teaching both of you the importance of giving and personal sacrifice. The two of you are carrying on his legacy by all of the good deeds you do!

Diane and Randy Tanner
Diane and Randy Tanner
December 27, 2003
The Honorable David G. Fox was a man of high integrity and honor. He was a leader in is chosen field and recognized many times over for his abilities. He served the citizens of Dallas County well as Dallas County Judge and led such noble causes as the State Fair of Texas and the Dallas Chamber of Commerce. Men such as Dave Fox are few and far between. It was my honor to work with him on several fronts and witness his leadership first hand. The Dallas Commmunity will miss his wisdom, knowledge, and vision.

Sincere condolences to the entire Fox Family.

Bill Melton
former Dallas County Treasurer
Bill Melton
December 27, 2003
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