Harold Lee Fox
July 5, 1947 – June 4, 2021
It is with profound sadness that I share the passing of my beloved husband and best friend, Lee Fox. Lee was set free from the effects of Parkinson’s disease on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Plano, Tx. While his precious daughters, Mary, Jenny, Ashley, Lauren and I mourn our loss, we are grateful for God’s mercy in releasing him from the bonds of this dreadful disease.
Lee was born in Chicago, IL to Harold and Janet Fox on July 5, 1947. He attended school in Deerfield, IL where he was active in student government, sports and was a championship swimmer for his high school. During his senior year, he played bass guitar in his band “Sounds in Motion”. The highlight of his childhood however was being a part of the Boy Scout organization. Lee attained the highest rank of Eagle Scout when he was 13 and was a member of the Order of the Arrow. He was thrilled to be able to attend the 50th Jubilee Jamboree in 1960. He vowed that if he lived long enough, he would attend the 100th Anniversary. He made good on that vow by going to Washington, DC in 2010 to celebrate that milestone.
Lee officially became a Texan when he began his college years at North Texas State University. Lee loved college life. He continued swimming for his fraternity in intramural sports. He graduated from NTSU in 1970 with a degree in Business and then began his career in computers with his first job at Honeywell.
Lee and Mary met on a blind date arranged by Mary’s sister, Ann. That was the beginning of a lifelong love affair that spanned over 50 years. Lee and Mary had four darling daughters together and Lee was the greatest cheerleader of all in whatever activity they chose to pursue.
Lee is preceded in death by father and mother, Harold and Janet Fox; brothers in law, Robert Eggers and Don Nash; father and mother in law, Robert and Marguerite Isdale and sister in law, Jane Isdale Kirschbraun.
Lee is survived by wife, Mary Isdale Fox; daughters Mary Fox Gibson, Jenny Fox Miles, Ashley Ann Fox, Lauren Fox Perez; husbands Gary Gibson, Ron Miles, and Dave Perez. Grandchildren Ryan Gibson, Alex Gibson and wife Caitlin Gibson, and Christian Gibson. Sisters Lynn Fox Eggers and Gail Fox Nash. Sister and brother in law, Ann Isdale Burke and Stoney Burke; and a multitude of nieces.
The Fox family extends heartfelt thanks to the staff at Silvermark in Plano for their devotion to Lee and their loving care. Also, to Nieva of Green Hills Hospice for her watchful care in his final day.
Services will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 12:30pm at Bluebonnet Hills, in Colleyville, Tx.
Celebration of Life Service
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Harold Lee Fox
July 14, 2021
Lee and I were roomates, when he and Mary first met We lived in a crappy little old one bedroom rental house one block away from the Church(oldSigma Nu house) They were inseparable
June 19, 2021
Mary, I was so glad to be able to attend the memorial for Lee today and to see you. You have a terrific family and it was obvious how proud Lee was. I'm sorry we lost touch for a few decades there.
I have great memories of Lee in our fraternity in college and when he asked me to join him in the early days of Titus Communications. Lee had great vision and passion for life and his business ventures. I appreciated that association we had.
I've shared the sad news of his passing with many of our college friends. The response is always the same, shock and remorse for losing such a fireball, influencer, and overall great guy. We were better for knowing him.
Our prayers are with you in this untimely loss. But as the Word reminds us, this is not our home. We are just passing through. Lee is probably shopping for furniture right now.
God bless you Mary!
June 17, 2021
Dear Mary and Girls, It has been many years since we saw each other probably everyday in Dallas…living back to back and having young children. Pat Johnston emailed me about Lee’s passing. I’m so very sorry. Dick, also, died from Parkinson’s in 2016.
A good memory for me was when I ran into you at a grocery store, I think in Grapevine, TX.
I am visiting at David’s and RJ’s in Texas now….going home to West Des Moines, Iowa on Sunday. My family has grown and grown as I’m sure yours has. Hard to lose Dick but he was so ready to go be with his God….as I’m sure Lee was. Parkinson’s is such a terrible disease for the patient and the family. Sincerely, Nancy Goreham
June 12, 2021
Had him on my heart couple of weeks. Went to google to try to find current addy, etc. I loved and honored this man. My former boss in Dallas at Titus Communications. I learned a level of DILLIGENCE from Lee I had never known. He and Mary came to Alto as he and my late husband were "Jonathan and David friends", he more than once. Can't believe he is gone but know beyond doubt will be together again. Love Mary dearly and all the family. Prayers before, during and after. (The write up and this picture is on FB) Had not seen he and Mary for awhile, but will love and cherish his memory forever. There was only ONE LEE FOX !
June 12, 2021
I will never forget the night he called and asked me what the word “Joseph” meant to me. The Joseph Project was birthed out of that call. It went on to have so many countless people prepared for these days we are living now! What an honor to know him. He and Al Olsen (my step father) spent so many hours every day on the phone I know they were a true Jonathan and David. They are storming heaven together now!!!! You are missed in our family’s hearts, sir! Thank you!
June 12, 2021
Now that I see Lee's cause of death, I have even more empathy for each of you as Jim died from the effects of Parkinson and Parkinson Induced Dementia. It's a tough road! Treasure your memories. What a good time we had supporting our girls way back then, I will treasure those memories of Lee. Please know that my prayers are with all of you as you start this new chapter of life. Much love, Suzanne