David Franklin Fox

May 28, 1960July 24, 2018

David Franklin Fox, of Fenton, MO, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at the age of 58.

David was the beloved son of the late Richard Fox and the late Patricia “Diane” Fox (nee: Rose); loving husband of Tye Fox (nee: Tolbert); devoted father of John (Lori) Fox, Paul Fox, and Emmelou Rose Fox; adoring grandfather of Connor Kendall, Charleigh Kendall, and Caine Fox; and dear brother of Pamela Fox-Rose, Rick Fox, Paul Fox, John (Bobbie) Rose, and Don (Margaret) Rose. David is also survived by his beloved Boxer, Annabelle; and many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Dave worked as bricklayer and master mason in the construction industry for the majority of his adult life. He competed in numerous arm wrestling competitions, winning 6 state championships in Illinois, and even taking 4th place in a national championship. His success in the arm wrestling arena earned him the nickname “Beast of Berwyn”. In his spare time, Dave enjoyed listening to music, playing the drums with his band buddies, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with his family and friends. Dave will be remembered by his loved ones for his generous & caring heart, his insane physical strength, his wonderful sense of humor, and his ever-positive, larger than life personality. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in David’s name to American Cancer Society or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


  • Memorial Gathering Sunday, July 29, 2018
  • Memorial Service Sunday, July 29, 2018

David Franklin Fox

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