Allen Lee Fox

April 5, 2021
Allen Lee Fox

Allen Lee Fox, born May 16, 1927, last surviving child of Floyd and Cora Lee Fox and a veteran of World War II, passed away on April 5, 2021. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ed, Chick and Grayson and his sisters Mary and Frances and by his wife Dorothy Maguire. He is survived by his children, Linda Fox-Tankersley (Dave Jones), Merilee Fox (Tony Shiver) and Timothy Fox, his daughter-in-law Karen Fox, his granddaughter Erin Tankersley and his former wife Evangeline Ferguson. Allen spent most of his career at NASA and was especially proud that he was a part of the beginning of the space missions. He coached Little League Baseball and loved simply watching games on a Saturday afternoon. Dad had a kind, generous spirit and helped others in his own quiet, humble way. His wisdom about life was immeasurable. He had a twinkle in his eye and a heart full of love and understanding. He was the best dad for his whole life and his children will miss him dearly. Heartfelt thanks to the staff at Spring Arbor and to all the residents who befriended him while he lived there. Services will be private. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy can be made in his name to the American Heart Association.


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  • April 07, 2021
    Linda Schiavone says:
    Mr. Fox was always cheerful and pleasant to everyone. He was a great resident at Spring Arbor and will be missed by the staff and residents! He was so vital up to the very last few weeks. My sincerest condolences to the entire family.

  • April 08, 2021
    Linda Esposito says:
    Mr Fox was always charming, pleasant and kind when I met him for lunch with Merilee or he stopped by the office to visit Merilee. I was sorry for the loss to the entire Fox family!

  • April 09, 2021
    Christy Montz says:
    My Foxy Mr.Fox! I miss seeing every morning and afternoon! Spring Arbor just isn't the same without you! Always had a kind word and a thank you to everyone!

  • April 10, 2021
    Debbie Harmison White says:
    My father (Coach) enjoyed his friendship at Spring Arbor with Alan and will miss him so. They became great buddies. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

  • April 11, 2021
    Gail & Tom Nash says:
    Linda, We still live across the street from your house in your former neighborhood and want to express our condolences. We know how hard it is to lose beloved parents and grandparents, so our hearts go out to you and your family. Prayers for each of you as you mourn your huge loss.