Eugene Fox, 82 of Burnsville went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at Care Partners Solace Center in Asheville. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Isaac and Lyda Wright Fox. He was a retired employee of NC Department of Transportation.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years: Shelby Jean Penland Fox; a daughter: Sheila Edwards and husband, Ricky, of Mars Hill; a son: Derick Fox and wife, Lori, of Burnsville; a grandson: Tyler Edwards and wife, Daniele, and a great grandson: Maverick Edwards, all of Burnsville; 2 sisters: Patsy Hatfield and Cora Lee Bailey of Burnsville; 2 brothers: Melvin Fox of Burnsville and Daniel Fox and wife, Norma, of Green Mountain.
Funeral services will be held 2 PM Thursday, March 29, 2018 at West Burnsville Church of God, of which he was a member. Pastor Randal Phillips will officiate. Burial will be in the Wilson Family Cemetery on John Henry Road. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the church.