Floyd Edward Fox Sr., age 90, passed away peacefully on July 30, 2021, at home in Franklin Township, Ellwood City, PA.
Born March 2, 1931, in Iuka, Tyler County, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Rose (Harter) and Dixie Fox.
Floyd was a hard-working, family man devoting his life to his wife and children. He married the love of his life, Catherine “Katy” (Johnston), in 1949. They were married fifty-four years. Catherine passed away February 14, 2003 with Floyd at her side.
He is survived by his four children and their spouses: Christine Davis (David) of New Brighton; Floyd Fox Jr. (Sonya) of Wellsville, OH; Rose Fox-Moore (Jon) of New Sewickley Twp.; Frank Fox (Cathy) of North Sewickley Twp. He leaves six grandchildren and their spouses: Dixie, Floyd III (April), Christopher (Jamie), David II (Jamie), Katelyn, and Charly (Tyler). He was blessed with eleven great-grandchildren: Krista, Chad II, Ryan, Hailey, Karli, Floyd IV, Rylee, Vincent, Logan, Breonna, and Parker, as well as, two great-great grandsons: Chad III and Valor.
Floyd grew up in a very large family with ten siblings. He enjoyed playing poker with his dad and his brothers. He played guitar and liked to sing all the old songs with family and friends. He enjoyed those days and often spoke of them. He is survived by two, dear to his heart, sisters: Bonnie (Fox) Russell of New Galilee and June (Fox) Grant of Washingtonville, OH, as well as, a sister-in-law, Virginia Johnston of Darlington.
He worked in construction over forty years in Beaver County and surrounding areas out of Local Union #833 of New Brighton. He retired as a foreman in 1993.
After retirement, he enjoyed time with his family, woodworking in his wood shop, watching "Gunsmoke", going to flea markets, playing a competitive game of Rummy, and watching the wild life he fed in front of the house. He was loved by his family, his little dog, “Buddie”, and his cat, “Gracie”. Until we will see him again, he will be missed greatly.
Friends will be received Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00pm in the J&J Spratt Funeral Home, 1612 Third Avenue, New Brighton, where private family funeral service will be held Thursday at 11:00am with Pastor John Magargee officiating, Private interment will take place in Grove Cemetery, New Brighton.
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