Floyd E. Fox, 88, Denver, farmer, umpire, volunteer

By on January 8, 2014

Floyd E. Fox

Floyd E. Fox

Floyd E. Fox, 88, of Denver, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 at his home.

His wife of 66 years, Anna Mary (Weaver) Fox, survives.

Born in Hinkletown, he was the son of the late David M. and Susanna (Sensenig) Fox.

Floyd’s occupations were farming and various manufacturing jobs.

He was a member of Hinkletown Mennonite Church. He was known for playing his harmonica for years and volunteered at Ephrata Community Hospital and various retirement communities. A sports enthusiast, he was a minor league baseball umpire for many years. He also enjoyed gardening, nature, people and life.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 11 children: Alta F., married to Robert Landis, New Providence; James W., married to Jody Fox, Denver; Earl W., married to Ruth Fox, Stevens; Arlene F., married to James Rudy, Willow Street; Floyd E., Jr., married to Pamela Fox, Willow Street; Linda F., married to Q. Leon Zwally, Denver; Larry W., married to Cynthia Fox, Mohnton; Kenneth W., married to Karen Fox, Stevens; Gerald W., married to Tracey Fox, Denver; A. Mary, married to Theodore Esbenshade, Marietta; and Brenda W., married to Philip Hall, Ottsville,; 40 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three siblings: David Fox, Hinkletown; Edith Bailey, Landis Homes and Alice Rissler, Leola.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Stanley W. and David W. Fox.

His funeral was held Jan. 5 at Hinkletown Mennonite Church, Ephrata, with Pastors Glenn Sauder, Ken Fox, and Gerald Fox officiating. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.

Online condolences may be posted at groffeckenroth.com.

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