Walter L. Fox, 87, of Rosemount, died Saturday, April 3, 2021, in the Southern Ohio Medical Center. Born on August 1, 1933 in West Middlesex, PA, he was a son of the late Harry and Leona Thompson Fox and was a member of Valley United Methodist Church, where he was a custodian for several years.
Walt was a millright for Empire-Detroit Steel Corp. for 25 years, and later worked at Walmart for 18 years.
He was a proud U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Also preceding him in death were his wife, Briena Dillon Fox, brothers, Kenneth, Gordon, Donald and Robert Fox and sisters, Nancy Taylor, Vivian Belcher, Pat Craft, Betty Williams, Bernice Neuman and Charlotte Melgtz.
Surviving are a son, Wayne (Judy) Fox of Rome City, IN; two daughters, Valerie Hamilton of Sonora, KY and Kim (Bob) Mosley of Portsmouth; three stepdaughters, Debbie (Dan) Castle of Lucasville, Becky (Jim) Tupper of Portsmouth and Kitty (Brian) Moore of Rosemount; a sister, Frances Ratcliff of Asheville, NC and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A service will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Pete Shaffer officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens with military honors by the James Dickey Post # 23 of the American Legion.
The family will receive guests at Brant’s from 5-7 Monday, April 5th.
Memorial gifts may be made to the National Hemophilia Foundation or SOMC Hospice.
Masks will be required, but not furnished by the funeral home. Social distancing will be observed.
The flags on the avenue, along with the U.S. Army flag, will fly in honor of U.S. Army veteran Walter Fox.