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DAVID LEE FOX
David Lee Fox, 81, of Quincy, passed away at 7:03 a.m. Friday (Febuary, 15 2019) at his home surrounded by his family.
Born December 15, 1937 in Quincy, David was the son of Howard and Viola May Pennell Fox. Following his father's death, Viola married Brian Benge who became a Dad to David. David married Eleonore "Ellie" Enders on November 20, 1959 in Quincy. She survives.
Mr. Fox served his country in the U.S. Army 1956 to 1959.
David was a member of Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved camping, fishing and pitching horseshoes. He enjoyed bowling, having coffee with his friends and was a classic car enthusiast.
David was a graduate of Quincy High School. Following his discharge from the Army, David began his career as a Tool and Dye maker with Electric Wheel where he worked for 23 years. Dave later owned and operated Dave's Discount Battery Shop in Quincy until his retirement.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ellie; a son, Rolland A. Fox (Linda) of Indianapolis, IN;
two daughters, Susan Phillips (Jeff) of Hope Mills, NC and Linda Schaffer of Tulsa, OK; five grandchildren, Jamie Fox, Jeff Schaffer, Anthony Fox, David J. Fox and Stephanie Ramey; four great grandchildren, Kallie Fox, Kaylie Schaffer, Nicholas Kyles and Kayden Fox; two brothers; his twin, Don Fox (Lonita) of Quincy and William Benge (Erma) of Quincy; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Mr. Fox was preceded in death by his parents; his step father, Brian Benge; a brother, Harold Fox; and two sisters, Helen Deal and Sharon Hubbard.
Arrangements are in the care of the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.
Graveside services with Military Honors by the Illinois National Guard Funeral Honors Detail will be held Monday morning at 11:00 in Quincy Memorial Park with Pastor Matthew Hunt officiating.
There is no visitation, but friends are invited to attend the graveside service.
The family wishes to honor the memory of David by asking that memorial contributions be made to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice.