Leasure Deford Fox, age 88, of Navarre, passed away at Altercare of Navarre, on Friday, September 20, 2013, after an extended illness. Leasure "Hank" was born on September 5, 1925 in Morgantown, WV, to the late Leasure C. & Margaret Fox. Hank attended Carrollton High School and served with the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II, 1943 to 1946. He married Ida Jane on November 23, 1946, who passed away December 25, 2008, after 62 years of marriage. Hank worked at Timken Roller Bearing, National Frireproofing Corp., 19 years at Carroll Mfg. Co., and retired in 1988 from Ray Molder Carrier Corp. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Massillon, WWII Memorial Society, Teamsters Retiree Club, as well as a lifetime member of the VFW and the DAV.
In addition to his parents and wife, Leasure was preceded in death by sisters Evelyn Ruth McCray and Edna Elizabeth Higgins.;brother Edward L. Fox; son-in-law Jerry R. Swiger; two granddaughters Tiffany L. Ayers and Brandi L. Fox.
He is survived by three daughters Judith A. Swiger, Diana L. (Bryan) Slider and Susan A. (Lynn) Clark; three sons Steven D. Fox, Ronald A.(Debra) Fox and Jeffrey C. (Becky) Fox; sister Sarah A. Hagey; brother Jack E. (Peg) Fox; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members
Family and friends may call at the Reed Funeral Home (Canton Chapel) Tues September 24, 2013 from 5 to 7 PM where services will be held Wed September 25, 2013 at 11AM.
Interment will take place at East Union Lawn Cemetery.
Those wishing to send their condolences or share a fond memory may sign the Reed On-Line Guestbook at www.reedfuneralhome.com