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Obituary: Noble Fox, Franklin

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Noble Bruce Fox, 81, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Franklin. He was a resident of Franklin.

He was born May 27, 1932, in Bicknell, to Noble S. and Esther (Schroeder) Fox. He married Judith Ann (Wheat) Fox on Sept. 15, 1957. She lovingly survives in Franklin.

Other survivors include three children, David (Connie) Fox of Tampico, Ill., and Edward Fox and Katherine “Kathy” Fox, both of Franklin; grandchildren, Cheri Kochsmeier, Steve Kochsmeier, Ashley Fox (Toby) Zinke, Kimberley Fox and Shyanne Fox; 10 great-grandchildren; three siblings, Helen Julian of Vincennes, Milton Fox of Evansville and Mary Roberson of Florida; and a half brother, Byron Woods of Orlando, Fla.

He was a 1951 graduate of Bruceville (Ind.) High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War.

He held many jobs over the years. He first was a farmer. He later worked at a feed and grain store, Reliance Electric in Columbus, Hamilton Cosco in Columbus and a tomato canning factory. Later, he was employed at the Amity Auction Barn and at Sears. He retired in the late 1990s as a mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service after working there for more than 30 years.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Edinburgh and attended Jollity United Methodist Church. He was a former president of the Johnson County Rural Letter Carriers Association.

In his younger years, he was a member of the Rural Youth Group.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St. (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin. A private family burial will be conducted at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Online condolences may be made at www.flinnmaguire.net.

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