top banner

Obituary Listings

Richard Fox

September 12, 1946 November 22, 2019
Richard Fox
There are condolences waiting approval on Richard's Tribute wall
Obituary for Richard Fox

Richard E. Fox, 73, of West Peoria passed gently into the long night at 3:56 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019 at UnityPoint Health Proctor in Peoria. He was born September 12, 1946 in Van Wert, OH. Richard was a larger than life personality who is survived by his loving wife, Janice Pate Fox, his three strong-willed daughters, Tanya (Pat) Bleiler, Tricia (Jimmy) Fox-Flynn, and Tess (Christian) Lee, as well as his sister, Jackie Biedlingmaier, 17 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Betty Williamson Fox and his sister, Janice DeLong.

Richard served proudly in the United States Air Force and graduated from Bowling Green State University. He received his master’s degree from Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Richard worked as a teacher for Fort Wayne Schools and worked in management for several companies in Indiana and Illinois, including Alcoa Building Products, Renal Care, and Grace Presbyterian Church.

Richard was a gunsmith who loved the outdoors and hunted throughout the U.S. and abroad. He enjoyed playing basketball, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, and wearing his Ohio State shirts and championship hat.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, November 30th at Grace Presbyterian Church. Visitation begins at 10:00 a.m. with a celebration of life service at 11:00 a.m. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association- Central Illinois Chapter or any charity of the donor’s choice.


To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Richard Fox, please visit our Tribute Store.

Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries



We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Richard Fox

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Richard

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.
Loading...