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Otho Eugene "Gene" Fox, Jr.

d. June 3, 2022

Otho Eugene "Gene" Fox, Jr.

Gene Fox, resident of Washington County, TN., passed away on Friday June 3rd at JCMC, from complications associated with COPD. He was the son of Otho Eugene “Red” Fox and Mary Belle Virginia (Moffat) and was preceded in death by his late wife, Judith “Judy” Camilla (Warren) Fox. Gene’s surviving family are: sister, Barbara Souza of Winston-Salem, NC,  In-Laws, Richard “Dickie” Warren (Nancy), Harriet Warren (Allen “Al”), Roger and Mary Smith of Kingsport, and Michael “Mike” and Kayla Warren of Johnson City, Daughters, Karen Elizabeth (Fox) Sherrod (Chester) Birmingham, AL, and Kristy Elise (Fox) Hensley (John), Jonesborough, TN, and Grandchildren: Laural Harrelson (Jon), Tucker Fox-Hart, Taylor Anthony, Cooper Fox-Hart, and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

 

Gene was born in Kingsport, TN and graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1953 where he was a drum major and served as an Eagle Scout and in the ROTC. Later, Gene served in the Army Reserve and proudly graduated from University of Tennessee where he was a cheerleader and a proud member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.

 

Gene and Judy were long term residents of Morristown TN, where Gene worked as a Chemical Engineer for Recticel/Foamex. They owned the Red Fox Package store and were founding members of the Rose Center Mountain Makins ‘ Festival, and active members of All Saints Episcopal Church. Gene and Judy moved to Jonesborough, TN in the early 90s.

 

Gene was known as somewhat of a “beatnik” back in the day, who loved music, his MG midget, making model cars/planes, fixing things, camping, hiking and enjoying fun times celebrating with friends and family. Gene most recently loved attending Calvary church in Johnson City, where he had his favorite spot for his wheelchair. 

 

The family will receive friends at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home in Kingsport, TN Saturday June 11th from 2-4 pm with the funeral to follow at 4pm.

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Visitation

Saturday, June 11, 2022

2:00 - 4:00pm (Eastern time)

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport

117 E Charlemont Ave, Kingsport, TN 37660

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Funeral Service

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Starts at 4:00pm (Eastern time)

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport

117 E Charlemont Ave, Kingsport, TN 37660

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