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Richard Fox

August 30, 1932 — December 21, 2017

Richard Fox

Bloomington - Richard David Fox, 75, of Bloomington, passed away at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at his residence.

His Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Bloomington with Fr. Jeffrey Stirniman officiating. Military Rites will be accorded by the Bloomington-Normal American Legion Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington.

Interment will be at later date at Evergreen Cemetery in Bloomington. Memorials may be made to Central Catholic High School or to the Donor's Choice.

David was born August 30, 1942, a son to Richard Charles and Betty Virginia Arnold Fox. He married Carol Lynn Keeran on May 11, 1963 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Lynn Fox of Bloomington; children, Colonel Richard David (Kim) Fox and Nancy Ann (Rob) Bryant, both of Bloomington; grandchildren, Caroline Linville Fox, Jonathon Graham Fox, Griffin Prescott Fox, Grace McKinney Bryant, Robert Fatherson Bryant Jr., and William Fox Bryant, all of Bloomington; and a brother Dennis P. Fox D.D.S. of El Paso.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

David was born and raised in Bloomington and was a graduate of Trinity High School Class of 1960. After high school he joined the Illinois National Guard, serving from 1960-1964. He later joined the Bloomington Fire Department in 1970, where he served for 24 years before his retirement. It was also during these years where David became a barber and cut hair for many customers in the Griesheim Building in Downtown Bloomington.

He also worked for State Farm Insurance in Administrative Services on his day's off from the Fire Department. David was a long time member of the Bloomington Knights of Columbus Council #574 and Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Bloomington. He enjoyed his profession of serving and protecting the citizens of Bloomington as a Fireman and all those he served with. David enjoyed his other jobs and the many good friends whom he worked with and cared for.

David's greatest love was his wife, Lynn, his children, and his grandchildren and the many years he devoted to all of them and supporting them in so many ways. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.


DEC 26. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)

Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home
1104 N. Main St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

Funeral Mass

DEC 27. 10:00 AM (CST)

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
711 N. Main St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

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