OBITUARY

Max Leroy Fox

July 18, 1929November 13, 2013

Max Leroy Fox, 84, of Kersey, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Max was born on July 18, 1929 in Kersey to Guy W. and Eva Mae (Tippetts) Fox.

Max graduated from Kersey High School in 1947. He went on to work for Union Pacific Railroad for two years and then started as an auto mechanic for Robert’s Garage in Evans and Fox Motors in Kersey. He also worked on PnA turkey farms and then a self-employed mechanic until he retired.

He married Lois M. Meeker in 1949. They have four beautiful children: two boys, Roy and Jim and two girls, Wendy and Shelly.

Max enjoyed hunting, trapshooting and making wood carvings. (Totem poles and Animals) He also enjoyed collecting Indian artifacts. In retirement, Max restored old tractors and would build small replica tractors of the large tractor’s he restored.

Max was a very well respected auto mechanic and could fix anything. He had a great sense of humor. He was an active community member, a volunteer firefighter and the Town Mayor for four years. He would give a hand to anyone. Max was loved by so many.

Max is survived by his wife, Lois; two daughters, Wendy Miller (Greg) and Shelly Dyche (Sam); one daughter-in-law, Mary Fox; one son, Jim Dale (Pat) Fox; two sisters, Ula Rae Adler and Ola Fae Burg; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Roy Lee Fox, brothers, Joy and Rex Fox, brother-in-law, Ray Adler and son-in-law, John Miller.

A Memorial Open House will be held from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Kersey Community Church Memorial Building, 26221 WCR 53, Kersey, CO.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Max in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634.

Services

  • Memorial Open House Saturday, November 23, 2013
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Dee Reber

November 22, 2013

To Aunt Lois and cousins - My favorite memories as a child are spending time at the Turkey Farm with all of you, uncle Max was ALWAYS laughing and happy and telling us not to scare the turkeys! Now he is laughing and happy for eternity...Love, Dee Ann & Family

November 21, 2013

So sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. I never had the pleasure of meeting Max, but I am friends with Renae Olson and Mary Fox. May you treasure all of the wonderful memories. Prayers to all of you.
Jamie Gibson-Gallegos

November 19, 2013

To Lois and all of the Fox Family,
"We were so sorry to hear about Max. What a great guy, we always enjoyed him and will miss him. Love to you all."
Bernie & Judi Michalik
Maricopa, AZ

Penny Carroll - Thompson

November 16, 2013

Shelly, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I'm sure I had a parent conference with him when you were in my first grade at Valley View in 1966 or 67. Sandy Cole is married to my nephew Bill, so I've kept track of you all of these years. Thinking of you and your family.

November 16, 2013

I met Max at the old Greeley Trap Club and instantly like him and also Roy. They both share a spot in my memories of good times and good friends. God speed Max, the world was a better place with you in it.Dick Ogle, Loveland

Renae Olson

November 15, 2013

I remember times as a child, celebrating Christmas Eve with my Fox Family! Uncle Max was always smiling and calling me "Kiddo"! When I grew up, he'd tell me stories of the Fox boys when they were younger, still calling me "Kiddo"!!
You will be forever missed, but never forgotten!! Love and Prayers to all of my family!

Jerry Fox

November 15, 2013

Uncle Max was always willing to help others. His sense of humor made him a joy to be around. Who would have thought that two brothers (my dad and him) would have passed within 8 days of each other? My sincere condolences to all of the family. He will live in my heart forever.

Brenda Breickler

November 15, 2013

Celebrating a life well lived! Full of love and laughter! Memories of Uncle Max will always warm my heart and bring a smile to my face!!! Love to you all!!

FROM THE FAMILY