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John Leonard Fox
Date of Birth : April 12, 1937
Date of Death : July 24, 2019

John Leonard Fox, 82, of Charleston, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at home surrounded by his family.

John was born on April 12, 1937 to the late Catherine and Hubert Fox.

He came to Charleston from Moundsville, WV in 1962.

John retired from Aetna Life and Casualty and was self-employed, owning a residential property business.

He was a faithful member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, served in the West Virginia Army Reserve during the 1960’s and was a graduate of West Liberty College.

John was a past president and remained active in the West Virginia Landlords Association.

He enjoyed his weekly card game that spanned 42 years and loved playing golf, cards, volleyball and traveling with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, William “Bill” (Janice) Fox; and brother-in-law, Thomas Argenta.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Mary “Susie” Fox; children, Christi (Brett) Preston, Cindy (Jack) Hamilton, John (Dana) Fox II and Karen (Jonathan Ball) Fox all of Charleston; sisters, Dorothy Argenta, Betty (Bryant) Persinger and Karen (Cephus) Evans; grandchildren, Madeline, Lia and John Preston, Claire and David Hamilton, Katherine and Kara Fox and William Ball; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2019 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Charleston with Rev. Father Jose Manuel Escalante officiating.  Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Charleston.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Friday, July 26, 2019 at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.

In lieu of flowers – the family suggests donations may be made in memory of John to: St. Agnes Catholic Church Renovation Fund, 4807 Staunton Ave SE, Charleston, WV 25304.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com.

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston has been entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Condolences

Jaci & Lexton Fizer , Posted on 24 Jul 2019
Hurricane , West Virginia
Sending Our Condolences To The Fox Family. Keeping You All in Our Thoughts and Prayers. ??
Michael and Karen Hawley , Posted on 25 Jul 2019
Alexandria , Virginia
Our hearts sank low at the news of John’s passing. He was a great friend to my father, Roy Hawley and to our family as well. Our heartfelt condolences go to Susy and family .
Monica (Smith) Melko , Posted on 25 Jul 2019
Benwood, West Virginia
Susie and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. John was such a wonderful, caring soul. Your family is always so very welcoming when we are in Charleston. May he rest easy in the arms of our Savior. You are all in my prayers. Sending much love.
LOIS CAROL HORAN , Posted on 25 Jul 2019
BELLE, West Virginia
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I WORKED AT AETNA INSURANCE WITH JOHN FOR SEVERAL YEARS. HE WAS MY BOSS. WE ALWAYS HAD A GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIP. HE TOOK TIME TO TEACH ME HOW TO BE A GOOD PRODUCTIVE CLAIM REPRESENTATIVE. APPRECIATED HIM TAKING THE TIME AND EFFORT TO BE MY TEACHER AS WELL AS MY BOSS.
joe shelton , Posted on 25 Jul 2019
charleston, West Virginia
sincere condolences family
Pat & Rich Fulcher , Posted on 26 Jul 2019
Charleston, West Virginia
So sorry to hear of your loss. All of the family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Paula Perry , Posted on 26 Jul 2019
Charleston, West Virginia
I just learned of the news, of Mr. Fox passing on last evening. My sympathy to all his family. I will continue in prayer for you. I am a tenant of Mr. and Mrs. Fox. I write often, poetry mostly. Here is a poem for the family that I hope will bring you all a measure of comfort at this difficult time in your lives. If I can be of help to you in any way, please do not hesitate to call me. Home In Heaven Written By: Paula Lee Perry copyright (c) I write this for my loved ones.... who are missing me today. I wish for them, sweet understanding.... as to why I could not stay. You see, Jesus called my name aloud! Though his voice fell only upon my ear. An angel in white led me home- I am now at peace, I have no fear. The beauty of Heaven is breathtaking! The first day here I bask in the view! My Heavenly Father beckoned me...… and into his arms I flew! I have never felt so loved before- My Health and mind restored. Prophets of old are my new friends! My best friend is The Lord. I have met the Mother Of Jesus. Such a humble soul is she..... Her kindness causes me to smile...… as we walk by The Chrystal Sea. Children are everywhere up here! They play in the gardens and ride angel wings! The Heavenly Choir is magnificent! Oh how I love it when we all sing! There are beautiful rainbows of every color! The scent of Heaven unmatched by another! God\'s throne is here, amidst it all! A brilliant Light! His cover! I\'ve been chatting with all my relatives! They were waiting at the gate for me. So much before, I was blinded to- But now, I clearly see! Smiles and laughter carry on the breeze! I am at peace, I\'ve been set free! Just know, I love you, and I\'ll be waiting.... Whenever you think of me. May you all be comforted and held close by God during this season of your lives. With My Prayers, Paula
Paula Barker Floyd , Posted on 28 Jul 2019
Blanchard , Oklahoma
Fox Family So sorry to hear of you dad’s passing. I have so many fond memories of all the years I spent at your house with your family. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know your dad will be missed. Hugs to everyone!! Paula
JULIA BEURY , Posted on 29 Jul 2019
Malden, West Virginia
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Fox\'s passing. He was such a special friend to my father, Bob Beury. I\'m pretty sure they are up there organizing a poker game as we speak. Love and prayers to all Julia Beury
Ronald Wingate , Posted on 30 Jul 2019
Charleston , West Virginia
I first met Mr Fox in 1988 and rented several Apts he was so friendly and pleasant to know.
Karen , Posted on 31 Jul 2019
Houston, Texas
Dear Susie and family, I am so sorry to hear about John\'s passing. You will remember me as Karen Sharp, Earl & Nancy\'s daughter (the 2nd oldest of 7). My Uncle Norman King saw John\'s obituary in the Wheeling newspaper and called me to let me know the news. I am deeply saddened for your family and share your grief as I, too, lost my father back in October. I\'m not sure if you heard the news, but wanted to let you know. I will always remember John as a great friend to my dad. They did a lot of work together back in the days when we lived in Charleston. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
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