OBITUARY

Melvin Dale Fox

August 10, 1929May 8, 2019
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Melvin Dale Fox, August 10, 1929, went to be with his Jesus May 8, 2019. He was a loving husband and father, but best known as “Papaw.” He retired from Martin Marietta after 40 years of employment. He was a Sunday School teacher to 10-year old boys at First Baptist Church, Sevierville, TN, where he and his family were members for many years. For the last 50 years he was a member of Grace Baptist Church, where he served faithfully as a greeter for the preschool area. Every child that entered his door received a smile and a high five. He was on the pastor search committee that called Dr. Ron Stewart as pastor of Grace Baptist Church, where he attended until his passing. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Wanda C. Fox. He is survived by sons, Donald Fox (wife Brownie) and Bobby Fox (wife Chris), and daughter, Dianne Taylor (husband Arden), seven granddaughters, Jennifer (Michael), Suzanne (Randy), Jill (Ross), Jaren (Jason), Holly (David), Stephanie, and Saraih, and seventeen great-grandchildren. A special thanks to the Visiting Angels for all the loving care he received the past 2 years. Family will receive friends from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm Friday at Weaver's chapel with service to follow at 1:00 pm. Dr. Ron Stewart officiating. Family and friends will meet 3:15 pm Friday at Middle Creek Cemetery in Sevierville for a 3:30 pm interment. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research (In honor of great-granddaughter Charly Vicars) www.jdrf.org or to Along the Journey Ministries, 42 Shadden Springs, Gray, TN 37615. Condolences are welcome at weaverfuneralservices.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Grady Fox, Father
  • Aura Lawson Fox, Mother
  • Wanda C. Fox, Wife
  • Donald (Brownie) Fox, Son
  • Bobby (Chris) Fox, Son
  • Dianne (Arden) Taylor, Daughter
  • Jennifer (Michael), Suzanne (Randy), Jill (Ross), Jaren (Jason), Holly (David), Stephanie, and Saraih, Granddaughters
  • Seventeen Great Grandchildren, Other

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, May 10, 2019

Memories

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Steve Fann

May 10, 2019

Dale was a good friend for many years. He shared his love of blue birds which I still cherish today. My wife Angela and he shared the same birth date. They always exchanged humorous birthday greetings. He will be deeply missed. Looking forward to seeing him again.

Jay Smith

May 10, 2019

Donnie, Bobby and Dianne

Sincere condolences and deepest regrets in your loss. Your mom and dad always made Ray and I feel welcome playing “ROOK” at your home on Joy Lane. Now Dale is in peace and joy in heaven with Wanda. May GOD Bless

Brenda Letsinger

May 10, 2019

Mr Fox was a kind, loving man of God. I will miss him but I know he is with his Lord and savior and has reunited with his loving Wanda. I was blessed to know him and his family & it was a privilege to care for him. Every time I see a bluebird I will think of him and smile. ❤️

Everett Dunsmore

May 10, 2019

So sorry to hear of Dale's passing but confident I will see him again. I worked with Dale at K-25 years ago on the Centrifuge Project. He was always quite the joker but always mindful of the Lord he served. May the Father of all peace comfort you in the knowledge Dale is finally home.

Rick Shipley

May 10, 2019

Don, I was saddened to see your father Dale had passed. I have held fond memories for many years of him. When I was a young man, Dale helped mentor me in being a craftsman (Instrument Mechanic), but even more importantly, in be a committed follower of Christ. His patience and kindness were admirable, and his job knowledge excellent. He was one of those folks that I thank God for making a positive impact in my life. God's peace to you and your family in this season of loss. Rick Shipley

Suzie Phillips Wampler

May 10, 2019

Mr. Dale will be greatly missed by many including my Dad, Frank Phillips, you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

angela Myers

May 9, 2019

I will always keep in my heart and mind, how sweet, loving and kind Mr. Fox was. It was a pleasure caring for him, he loved his old time movies on TCM and the Hallmark channel. We would read some out of his bible, and he would want me to say his prayers with him at bed time.
I will truly miss him, my heart is sad. But I know your home now with the father and you wife.
Love always from one of your caring Angles .

Linda Crutchfield

May 9, 2019

Prayers for the family. Great memories at the Fox family home. A great man who raised a fine family.

Alysia Lewelling

May 9, 2019

I was so blessed to have been one of Mr. Fox's caregivers, he was a kind & gentle person. He always thought of others & I enjoyed caring for him, we would pray & talk about the good Lord Jesus Christ often & family. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten. He will always be in my heart as well as in others hearts.
Rest in Peace Mr. Fox & I'm grateful I got to be in your life even if it was only for a short time ❤

Marty and Angie Roberts

May 9, 2019

We are so blessed to have known Dale Fox, he was truly a Godly man. Our prayers are with your family. Love, Marty and Angie Roberts

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