Franklin Pierce Fox

Published 10:08 am Friday, September 14, 2018

Franklin Pierce Fox, 90, died at the home of his daughter, Martha, on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, under the care of Hospice of Davie County.

Born May 15, 1928, in Lowell, Mass., he was the son of the late Clinton W. Fox and Ethel Stella Chanie. Mr. Fox was a lifelong self-employed dairy farmer in the area of Dracut, Mass., and dedicated to the dairy industry. He primarily raised Holstein cattle to produce his dairy products. He was a member of the Dracut Grange. After moving to NC, he was a member of Smith Grove United Methodist Church of Mocksville.

He was also preceded by: his wife of 58 years, Violet Mae Swire Fox, in 2010; and a son, Clinton W. Fox.

Survivors: 6 daughters, Martha Whitney (Richard) of Mocksville, Carmen Bailey (Glen) of Missouri, Wanda Willis (Randy), Edith Fox, Florence Fox and Emerline Greenhouse, all of Massachusetts; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Smith Grove UMC with the Rev. Darren Crotts officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 9 until the time of service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials: Hospice of Davie, 377 Hospital St., Ste. 103, Mocksville.