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Edward George Fox III

April 11, 1930 May 7, 2018
Edward George Fox III
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Edward George Fox III passed away on May 7, 2018, in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania.

He was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania on April 11, 1930 to Edward G. Fox II and Eleanor (Jones) Fox.

Edward graduated from Pottsville High School in 1947. He then attended Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and graduated with a degree in mining engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Edward served as a lieutenant in the US Navy during the Korean War.

In October 1958, he married Susan Daniels of York, Pennsylvania, and had two sons, Edward “Ted” and Thomas Fox.

Edward began his career in the oil mining industry with Joy Manufacturing in locations in the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic regions. He moved his family to Dallas, Texas in 1970, and began working for Dresser Industries as Vice President of Marketing. After retiring from the mining industry, Edward established his own payroll services company, which he successfully operated for 10 years. He was very active in the Prestonwood Estates Neighborhood Association in Dallas, serving as President and Crime Watch Coordinator. He was also active with the Dallas Police Department and assisted with establishing Volunteers in Patrol neighborhood crime watch groups in many Dallas area neighborhoods.

In 2014, he returned to his home state of Pennsylvania and served as an Elder in the United Presbyterian Church of Pottsville. He also served on the board of directors for The Children’s Home and as a Commissioner of Lehigh Valley Presbyterian Church.

He is preceded in death by his wife Susan and son Ted. He is survived by his son Thomas and daughter-in-law Gail of Dallas, TX; sister Marcia (Fox) Ryon of Orwigburg, PA, and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the United Presbyterian Church, 214 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville, PA 17901.

All services will be private.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.


Online condolences may be expressed at lordbixler.com

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