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James “Wilbur” Fox

James “Wilbur” Fox

Mr. James “Wilbur” Fox of Oakdale, departed this life at the Friendship Manor Healthcare Center in Nashville, on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 9:30 PM. He had attained the age of 91 years, 11 months and 19 days.

Mr. Fox was born on October 11, 1925 in Oakdale, the son of James Todd and Elizabeth (nee Hoeppner) Fox. He was united in marriage to Irene Fulton on May 23, 1947 in Oakdale, and she survives his passing.

Wilbur served with the United States Army and was a veteran of World War II. He retired from Postmaster of Brownstown Post Office at 62 years of age. He was a 4-H leader, church trustee, served on the soil and water conservation board, church building committee and on the Oakdale ballpark board. Wilbur enjoyed gardening, spending winters in Florida and spending time with his family.

Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Irene Fox of Oakdale; two sons, Terry Fox of Oakdale and Jack Fox and wife Linda of Batavia; four grandchildren, Aaron (Lori) Fox of Oakdale, Jeremy (Jennifer) Fox of Batavia, Chris (Amy) Fox of Batavia, and Amanda (Billy) Clark of Oakdale; eight great-grandchildren, Morgan Fox, Kinze Fox, Mike Smith, Pasquale Smith, Grace Fox, Hannah Fox, Madeline Fox and Titan Clark; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Eileen Taft; a brother-in-law, Nelson Taft and a daughter-in-law, Barb Fox.

Funeral services will be held at the Elkton Community Church in Elkton, on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 9:30 A.M. with Rev. Ronald Mazander officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakdale cemetery in Oakdale. Military graveside rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post #110.

Friends may call at the Oakdale Village Hall in Oakdale, on Thursday from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. and on Friday at the Elkton Community Church in Elkton, from 8:30 A.M. until the service hour.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Elkton Community Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home, who is assisting the family with arrangements.

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