james fox
James F. Fox, 85, of Weirton, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2011 in the Weirton Medical Center. Born May 10, 1926 in Sistersville, WV, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Fox. He was also preceded in death by his Wife Hilda L. Fox and daughters Marcie Rafacz and Debbie LeMasters. With 30 years of service, Mr. Fox retired from Weirton Steel. An avid fisherman and Pittsburgh Pirates fan, he was a member of the Weirton Steel 25-Year Club. He was a veteran of the United States Army and Air Force during World War II. James is survived by his sons James L. Fox and his wife Paula, John Burdette all of Weirton and Denver Burdette of Steubenville, OH; daughters Mary Becker and her husband Cliff of Weirton, Kathleen Kuschel of Boardman, OH and Linda McGee and her husband Mike of Marion, IN; nine grandchildren, including John Rafacz; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters Wanda Fox of Nashville, TN and Mildred Reed of WV and brothers Bill Fox of Vienna, WV, Marvin Fox of Raleigh, NC and Phillip Fox of WV. Friends will be received Friday from 4-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where Funeral Services will be celebrated 1:00PM Saturday. The Reverend Larry Barkley will officiate. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton where Military Services will be conducted by the American Legion Firing Squad.

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  1. Mary and family, We are so sorry to hear of your step-father’s passing. Know that Gene and I are praying for you and your family at this difficult time. God bless and our love, Jill and Gene

  2. Grandpa, I am sad that you are gone and that I cannot be there to say my final good-byes. But I know that you are with Grandma now and that you are at peace and that comforts me. What a glorious reunion that must have been. I know that you have missed her so much the past 15 years. I love you and I miss you! Your grand-daughter, Tawnya

  3. My family and I send our sympathy to “Uncle Bubby’s” family. He was my Dad’s older brother…childhood memories of watching two brothers who loved each other a lot!

  4. Jim was a quiet & humble man. When I saw him last– two weeks ago– he walked into the room with a big smile on his face. A couple minutes later I looked over and he was gone. May you rest in peace Jim Fox.

  5. To the family of JIM our thought & prayers are with you. HE was a good man,that made my MOM Happy. I know he missed her alot & now they are together again in peace.Give MOM A KISS foe me. LOVE YOU BOTH & WILL BE MISSING YOU BOTH,BUT IN MY HEART ALWAYS!!!!! LOVE always LINDA McKee

  6. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of James Floyd. he was such a nice man and my 1st cousin. I hadn’t seen him in several years, but do remember him.

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