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Richard Fox


Sunrise: April 1, 1933

Sunset: January 8, 2020

Richard Fox, of Chesapeake, Virginia, passed away peacefully at home among loved ones Wednesday January 8,2020. 

Richard (86) was born in Montclair, New Jersey to the late Herbert and Grace Fox on April 1, 1933.

Growing up Richard attended the Bloomfield public school system.

He served in the U.S. Airforce for 4 years. After faithfully serving his country Richard was honorably discharged from military service at Turner Air Force Base in Albany, Georgia.

Following his military service Richard enrolled in Bloomfield College where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.

Richard’s strong work ethic and desire to help people led him to gainful employment in several arenas: Real Estate, Insurance and Education. 

Richard was an avid dancer and   self-taught pianist.  He lived and loved music all of his life. 

He was preceded in death by his only sister Sally McCain, December 15,2009. He is survived by his loving wife, Martha Tucker Fox, daughter Dina Nicole Fox, son and daughter from a prior union son Richard Fox Jr. (Laura) of Hampton, Virginia and daughter Cheryl Fox Spencer of California 

Missing and Mourning him are also his two brothers, Rev. Russell Fox and (Dorothy), Rev.Arnold Fox (Sonya).

3 sisters in law: 2 brothers in law: Versie Melton, Doris Carr, Mary Jackson (Samuel) Gilbert Costen Sr. and scores of family and friends who loved and adored him.

The family would like to extend heart felt appreciation to the extraordinary and wonderful staff at Kindred hospice.  And to Jonathan E. Jackson, Grace Denise McCain and Tyrone Ford for their love and dedication to Richard.

Viewing Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 West Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, January 18, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Ella Melton Moore says

    To: Martha and Dina,
    Sometimes we feel that death comes like a thief and robs us of those we love; but at other times, we feel that God, in His infinite wisdom, calls those we love to give them peace and to end all of their pain.
    I am sorry that I cannot be there in person but I am there in spirit and I know there are other family members and good friends to support you during your grief. – Your niece and cousin, Ella Melton Moore

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    Roxanne Hilliard says

    To Rev. Fox and family

    Our condolences and prayers for comfort and healing go out to you.

    The Ryals Family;
    Clarence and Roxanne Hilliard

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