Vernon Charles Fox
Vernon departed from this life on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Vernon was born on May 15, 1929 near Severy, Kansas to Harrison ‘Harry’ and Esther (Forbes) Fox. He was the oldest of 5 children. Vernon graduated from Buffalo Kansas High School in 1948. He married Grace Jacob on March 8, 1953. Vernon was a plumber for 25 years and retired at age 64. Vernon had an entrepreneur’s heart, including renting bicycles built for two at Riverside Park in the 60’s, a stump grinding business, and was best known as a beekeeper around Severy, Kansas. Vernon was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 61 years, and brothers Lowell Fox and George Fox. Survivors include brother Robert Fox (Donna) of Wichita, KS; sister Carol Meyer of Severy, KS; daughters Colleen Fox Evanega of Wichita, KS and LeAnn Maskrid (George) of Valley Center, KS; sons David Fox of Wichita, KS and Glenn Fox (Kim) of Tulsa, OK; grandchildren Nichole Evanega Laurence (Lloyd), Andrea Maskrid Hubbard (Kyle), Brit Maskrid, Shawnmarie Rooker and Jacob Fox; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Baker Funeral Home in Valley Center, Kansas, 10:00 a.m., Thursday September 27, 2018. Graveside followed the service at Kechi Township Cemetery, 6523 N. Hillside, Wichita, Kansas. Condolences may be left for the family at www.bakerfhvc.com.