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Originally published: 2013-05-13 08:36:44
Last modified: 2013-05-13 12:15:00

Max A. Fox

Max A. Fox, 82, of Winston-Salem, and a native and former resident of Vilas, passed away Saturday, May, 11, 2013, at the Kate Reynolds Hospice & Palliative Care Center.

Born March 8, 1931, he was a son of E. B. Fox Sr. and Texie Adams Fox. Max served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Essex and the USS Salisbury Sound. He was co-founder and co-owner of Fox Brothers Storage and Moving Company in Boone and served as a former Boone Police Officer. As a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Boone, Max served as an usher and church bus driver, after helping develop the transportation committee. Max was an active member of the Men's Sunday School Class and was involved in the Prison Ministry program. Mr. Fox was one of the original members of the Boone Civitan Club.

Family was his priority. One of his greatest loves was watching his grandchildren participate in sports and athletic activities. He faithfully attended football games at Ragsdale High School and Rockingham County High School in his final years.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Rebecca Ann Trammel Fox; son, Buford Fox and wife, Andrea, of Reidsville; daughter, Johnna Black and husband, Chuck, of Florence, S.C.; grandsons, Zachary and Brock Fox of Reidsville, and Stephen Black of Florence; and granddaughters, Amber Fox of High Point and Mallory Fox of UNCG and Reidsville; brother, Ben Fox Sr. and wife, Shirley, of Vilas; sisters-in-law, Faye Fox of Johnson City, Tenn., and Eula Mae Fox of Boone. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, E. B. Fox Jr. and Eugene Fox.

Funeral services for Max Fox will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Boone, officiated by the Rev. Roy Dobyns and the Rev. Dwight Hobbs. Burial with military honors provided by American Legion Post 130, will follow at Mount Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Austin & Barnes.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Youth and Transportation, 375 W. King St., Boone, NC 28607, to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, or to a charity of choice.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at the website

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Fox family.