James J. Fox

February 8, 1937 ~ January 15, 2020 (age 82)



Fox, James J. beloved husband, father and grandfather of Troy passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit surrounded by his family and friends.  Born February 8, 1937 in Troy to the late James Nelson Fox and Martha Mildred {Brewer} Fox.  He is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Margy {Heffner}Fox, sons, Bryan (Marsha) Fox, West Milton, and Chris (Jeanne) Fox, New Carlisle; daughters Cheryl (Richard) Bender, Tipp City and Michele (Matthew) Willis, Xenia and brother, Marvin (Linda) Fox, Troy.  Grandchildren Rhys (Amanda), Jamie (Rachel), Dakota (Liz), Matthew, Nick, Heather and Mike plus six great grandchildren.

James graduated from Tippecanoe High School in 1955. He was in FFA and Boy Scouts. James was a dairy farmer and also worked for TWA airline ground crew and Emery Freight. He was a faithful member of Tipp Church of the Nazarene. For many years he cut the church’s grass and was lovingly known by the preschool children as the ‘Mow Man’. He and Margy enjoyed traveling, antiquing, studying the Bible - especially Revelations for James. He was a man of few words and a great smile. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Funeral service 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 21 at the Tipp Church of the Nazarene, 1221 W. Main St., Tipp City with Pastor Rachel Kuhn officiating. Burial to follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City.  Visitation 4:00 to 7:00 PM, Monday, January 20 at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, 327 W. Main St., Tipp City and 1 hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.  Donations may be made in loving memory of Ohio Hospice of Miami County. 


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January 20, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Frings & Bayliff Funeral Home
327 West Main St
Tipp City, OH 45371

January 21, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Tipp City Church of the Nazarene
1221 W. Main St.
Tipp City, OH 45371

Funeral Service
January 21, 2020

11:00 AM
Tipp Church of the Nazarene (Tipp City)


Hospice of Miami County
P.O. Box 502, Troy OH 45373

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