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Obituary: John Merrill Fox, Seymour


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John Merrill Fox, 89, of Seymour, Indiana, passed away at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility on Sunday, July 13, 2014.

John was born August 22, 1924, in Reddington, Indiana, the son of Benjamin Harrison and Nellie Davis Fox. He was a 1942 graduate of Shields High School. A World War II veteran, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in 1942 and served until November 1945. He was awarded the POW Medal in 2014 in Washington, D.C., for his service.

He was married to Lucille Anita Aukamp in Indianapolis, on March 16, 1946.

John worked for Texas Eastern Corp. for 38 years, retiring in 1986. He also worked on his family farm all his life. He was a patriot who supported many veterans' groups and was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. John enjoyed making natural wood walking canes and loved gardening and raising blackberries.

He is survived by Lu, his wife of 68 years; sons, John C. (Pam) Fox and Charles D. (Nancy) Fox, both of Seymour; a daughter, Susan (Scott) Silver of Bright, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Stephanie (Craig) Flinn of Seymour, Erin (John) Zody of Bloomington, Melissa (Matt) Sitterding of Kansas City, Missouri, Ben (Cassie) Fox of Seymour, Patrick (Miranda) Fox of Seymour, Sam Silver of Boston, Massachusetts, and Charlie Silver of Sunman, Indiana; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Josephine Townsend, Marjorie Fox, Edwin Fox, Dorothy Wallace, Eugene D. Fox and Hubert Fox.

Private funeral services will be held later this week at Burkholder Funeral Chapel in Seymour with Rev. Ralph Blomenberg officiating.

Memorials can be made to Our Hospice Of South Central Indiana, Immanuel Lutheran School and the U.S.O. (United Service Organization).

Remembrances and condolences can be shared at www.burkholderfuneralchapelcom.

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