Edward George Fox III (1930 – 2018)

Former CWEB Board Member Obituary

Edward George Fox III passed away May 7 in Orwigsburg.

He was born in Pottsville, April 11, 1930, to Edward G. II and Eleanor Jones Fox.

Edward graduated from Pottsville High School in 1947. He then attended Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and graduated with a degree in mining engineering from Lehigh University, Bethlehem. Edward served as a lieutenant in the Navy during the Korean War.

In October 1958, he married Susan Daniels, York, and had two sons, Edward “Ted” and Thomas Fox.

Edward began his career in the oil mining industry with Joy Manufacturing in locations in the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic regions. He moved his family to Dallas, Texas, in 1970, and began working for Dresser Industries as vice president of marketing. After retiring from the mining industry, Edward established his own payroll services company, which he successfully operated for 10 years. He was very active in the Prestonwood Estates Neighborhood Association in Dallas, serving as president and Crime Watch coordinator. He was also active with the Dallas Police Department and assisted with establishing Volunteers in Patrol neighborhood crime watch groups in many Dallas area neighborhoods.

In 2014, he returned to his home state of Pennsylvania and served as an elder in the United Presbyterian Church of Pottsville. He also served on the board of directors for The Children’s Home and as a Commissioner of Lehigh Valley Presbyterian Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan, and son, Ted.

He is survived by his son, Thomas, and daughter-in-law, Gail, Dallas, Texas; sister, Marcia Fox Ryon, Orwigsburg, and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the United Presbyterian Church, 214 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA 17901. All services will be private. Lord-Bixler Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

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