George “Slider” “Buck” Henry Fox


George “Slider” “Buck” Henry Fox, 78, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Warren Memorial Hospital.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 11 AM to 1 PM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal.

Mr. Fox was born on October 19, 1940 in Falmouth, Virginia to the late Basil Washington Fox Sr. and Edith Louise Martyn Moncrief. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Lloyd Fox, Robert Fox and James Fox; a sister, Janet Osborne; and a close cousin, Wayne Saffer.

He was a member of American Legion Post 148, Fraternal Order of the Eagles Post 4315 and the Loyal Order of the Moose in Colonial Beach.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Joyce Hodge Fox; son, Carl Anthony Fox (Janet); two daughters, Elizabeth Fox (Robert) and Donna Sue Fox Aponick (Patrick); three brothers, Donald Lee Fox (Joyce); Richard Fox (Mary) and Basil Washington Fox Jr.; two sisters, Peggy Perkinson (Bob) and Rosie McFarland; six grandchildren, Erica, Anthony, Heather, Patrick Jr., Jeremy and Kirsten; three great grandchildren, Jayce, Evelyn and Joseph; his favorite racing buddy, Roger Saffer; a close cousin, Betty Marion; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Shenandoah Farms Volunteer Fire Department Station 6, 6363 Howellsville Rd, Front Royal, VA 22630.

  5 comments for “George “Slider” “Buck” Henry Fox

  1. Janet Thurston Grooms
    April 16, 2019 at 3:00 am

    RIP, you have been my second father for over 35 Years and there are so many good memories that I will always cherish. I love you and will miss you.. Sending Love and Prayers to the rest of the family (my family) Love you Tony, Mom, Beth and Donna and extended family included..

  2. Chrissy Hodge and family
    April 18, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    I have so many fond memories of you, Uncle George. You were a huge part of my life growing up. May God welcome you with open arms, bless and keep you in eternal bliss. May he let your light shine down on us and help us all to keep your spirit alive. Our love, prayers and condolences to Aunt Joyce, and the family.

  3. Cynthia Fox
    April 19, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    I miss you uncle George but you are with God now and you are no longer in pain. I will miss you forever but the find memories will forever live on in my heart. I love you Slider

  4. Cynthia fox
    April 20, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    RIP George Love you Slider. I will always have fond memories of you to treasure..

  5. Sharon Hodge
    April 21, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    May you rest in peace you will be missed. You were a big part of so many peoples lifes. Prayers for Joyce and Family and the strengh to get through this most difficult time.

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