Waters Funeral Home
Sunday, October 24 from 1 to 4 at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn, MS.
Monday, October 25 at 2 at Mayfield church of Christ in Saltillo, MS.
Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard
In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on October 23, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. CSM(Ret) Donald (Don) Raymond Fox, age 88, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the HHC, 155th Separate Armored Brigade and within Headquarters, STARC has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
Don Fox, 88, died peacefully after an extended illness Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo, MS. Don was born November 12, 1932 to Edward and Marguerite Fox in Camp City, NY. He grew and went to school in Brooklyn. At a young age he joined the army. While serving in Japan he met his wife, Shirley.
After a distinguished career of 36 years military service, Don retired as a Command Sergeant Major. After retiring from the military he became an alcohol and drug abuse counselor for 5 years.
Throughout his life he had 3 loves – God, family and country. He was a faithful Christian, husband and father. He was a member of Mayfield church of Christ for over 35 years. Due to his sudden extended illness he attended West Main church of Christ when he could until his death.
He served in many leadership roles in the church from deacon to elder, teacher to preacher. He also did missionary work in other countries. He was encouraged to take all his biblical knowledge over the years and put in book form. One of his proudest achievements in his life. He loved photography. In his early years he would photograph and then develop his own pictures.
He is survived by his 2 daughters, Peggy Gray (Mike) of Saltillo, MS and Jean Jaggers (Craig) of Pontotoc, MS. Grandchildren Zachary Gray and Sheena Smith; Great grandchildren, Emma Smith, Leah Smith and Zachary Paul Gray, Jr. He has a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. Don was preceded in death by his beautiful, faithful wife of 65 years Shirley, his parents Edward and Marguerite Fox, brothers Edward and Warren and sisters Kathleen and Arlene.
Visitation will be Sunday, October 24 from 1 to 4 at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn, MS. Service will be Monday, October 25 at 2 at Mayfield church of Christ in Saltillo, MS. Officiating will be Brothers Mark Shiers and Adam Miller.
Pallbearers will be Mike Gray, Zach Gray, Craig Jaggers, Lonnie Neave, Mike Stanford and Mike Miller.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice, 5159 West Main, Tupelo, MS 38801.