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J.D. Fox

December 25, 1930 ~ August 6, 2017 (age 86)
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J.  D. Fox, 86, of Asheville, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the Charles George VA Medical Center.

Born in Yancey County to the late Wash and Ester Laughran Fox, he was also preceded in death by a brother Sherman (H.T.) Fox. J. D. retired from the US Army after twenty-three years service and was a member of Biltmore Church.

Survivors include his wife of sixty years, Betty Jean Proffitt Fox; son, John Darrell Fox (Debbie) of Asheville; grandchildren, Melissa Gillespie and Steve Turner, Jr.; great grandchildren, Tyler and Jena Turner and Alexandria Gillespie; a brother: Clyde Fox (Brenda); sisters: Gladys McKinney (Eugene), Tennie English, Robbie Lee Ayers (Tom),and Vaughtie Roberts, all of Green Mountain and Marjorie Hilemon of Bakersville, and several nephews and nieces.

A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, August 10, 2017 in the chapel of Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. Rev. Sam McLamb will officiate and burial will follow.

Memorials may be made to Biltmore Church, 38 Clayton Rd., Arden, NC, 28704.

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road in Asheville is assisting the  Fox family.

This obituary is a courtesy of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.


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