Thomas P. “Tom” Fox
Thomas P. “Tom” Fox, 62, of Star City, passed away at home on Feb. 5, at 5:47 p.m. while surrounded by his loving family. He lost his hard-fought battle with cancer.
Tom was born in Logansport, on March 17, 1955, to the late Leo E. “Dud” and Mary Ellen (Foerg) Fox. He graduated in 1973 from Winamac Community High School. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski. It was there he married his high school sweetheart, Jean Ann Cornell, on Dec. 13, 1975. He was a family man, good friend, hard worker, and vicious poker player. He was employed at Whallon Machinery and later took over the family farm in 1988. In his earlier years, he raced motorcycles and micro midgets. He was a member of the pit crew for an NHRA dragster. He enjoyed the thrill of riding roller coasters with his children. He loved fishing at Lake Okeechobee in Florida and going on fishing trips with neighbors. He was always ready to go mushroom hunting. He enjoyed playing euchre in a card club for many years. But, most of all, he loved playing games with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife Jean Ann (Cornell) Fox of Star City; sons: Shaun [Rachel] Fox of Fishers, and Mark [Michelle “Mo”] Fox of Star City; daughter Emily [Brandon] Daggy of Indianapolis; grandchildren: Wyatt and Lucy Fox; sisters: Elaine K. [Glenn] Holmes-Cobane of Jones, Michigan, Ruth A. [Dale] Fox-Dietrich of Eagle River, Arkansas, Catherine L. [Mike] Reifert of Montgomery Village, Maryland, and Rebecca J. [Richard] Cohrs of New Palestine; brother John E. [Patricia] Fox of Huntington; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Leo E. “Dud” and Mary Ellen (Foerg) Fox; infant brother Robert Fox; and brother Jeffrey Fox.
Visitation was 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. A scriptural wake service took place at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski. Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiated. Burial took place at St. Joseph Cemetery South in Pulaski.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Star City Volunteer Fire Department or Riley Children’s Foundation http://www.rileykids.org/.
Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.
(Pulaski County Journal — Feb. 14, 2018)