PENDLETON -- Raymond R. Fox, 88, of Pendleton, passed away July 24, 2013, at Community Hospital Anderson, after a sudden illness.
He was born June 24, 1925, in Indianapolis, and lived in Anderson most all of his life.
He served in the Marines during World War II and later retired, in 1987, from Inland-Fisher Guide after 31 and one half years of employment.
Raymond was a member of UAW Local 663, Markleville Masonic Lodge 629, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Murat Shrine of Indianapolis, Markleville Order of Eastern Star Chapter 363 and Wilkinson and Kennard Brotherhood-Sisterhood.
He is survived by his wife, Sondra S. Fox of Pendleton; son, Robert W. (Barbara) Fox of Anderson; daughters, Janice (Jack) Radford and Elaine (John) Gray, all of Pendleton; grandchildren, Michael Fox, Randy (Holly) Burchette, John A. (Ivy) Gray, Amber (Aaron) Wise, Kimberly (Nate) Daniel and Karen (Scott) Weaver; great-grandchildren, Kaila (Zach), Danashee, Logan, Colton, Jacob, Tasha, Brody, Bryce, Rylee, Kerrigan and Dawson; great-great grandchildren, Anthony, Aubrey and “Amelia on the way”; brother, Billy E. (Nancy) Fox; stepchildren, Roselyn Riall, Rita (Ron) Riall, Rhonda (Tony) Riall and Rodney (Nikki) Riall; stepgrandchildren; Joshua, Erica, Brandon, Dusty, Kody and Kiely; stepgreat- granddaughter, Scarlett; mother of his children, Gertrude Russell; and several nieces and nephew. Also surviving is his faithful dog “Daisy.”
Raymond was preceded in death by his father, Chris A. Fox; mother and stepfather, Mary A. and Joe Kosen; sister, Esther Anderson; and granddaughter, Shelley Burchette.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Chao Wen Lee and the staff of Community Hospital Anderson for their care of Raymond.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home, 515 E. 53rd St., Anderson, with Chaplain Angela Kay Turner officiating. Burial will take place at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post 266.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Shriner’s Children Hospital.
Post online condolences at www.brownbutzdiedring.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.