Fredrick “Fred” Barnes Fox, Jr., age 75 of Wagram passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017.
Fred was born in Columbia, South Carolina on November 25, 1942, son of the late Fredrick Barnes Fox, Sr., and Grace Fox Pillsbury. He enlisted in the United States Navy following high school and served as radarman on the USS Kitty Hawk. Because of this service, he was later able to attend the University of North Carolina at Pembroke where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science. Fred served as a member of the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church and in many civic groups including, Laurinburg Jaycees, Laurinburg Optimist Club, Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club and Scotland High School Athletic and Band Boosters. He was honored by receiving the Cape Fear Award from the Boy Scouts and the Chamber Dunbar-McCoy Award. Fred was known and loved as “the voice of Scotland County” during his ownership of WLNC Radio.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a younger sister, Janis Hamilton.
Fred is survived by his wife, Sherry Fox of the home and daughters, Mary Baldwin Cannon and her husband Ben, their sons, Mason and Ethan of Evans, GA; Jill Flatt and her husband Brandon of Gilbert, AZ; and a sister, Pat Gilley of Ft. Myers, FL.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church officiated by Dr. Duane Hix and Scott Miller. Visitation will follow in the church fellowship hall. A private interment will be held at a later date at Antioch Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Red Springs.
The family requests in lieu of flowers for memorial donations to be made to the Scotland County Humane Society, Optimist Club Baseball Program or Scotland High School Athletic or Band Boosters.
Laurinburg Presbyterian Church
Tuesday December 12th, 2017
600 West Church Street
Laurinburg , NC 28352
Special Instructions: Visitation for family and friends will follow the service in the church fellowship hall.Text me the address
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30 years together.. Fred and I spent more time together than with our own families. He could be trying at times but was always a wonderful friend and community supporter. So many memories , all good.. Mine and Betty's prayers and thoughts are with Sherrie and daughters Mary and Jill and their families. Here at
wlnc. Fred's memory lives on everytime the radio signs on the air.. Sandy Callan
Submitted by Sandy Callan on Dec 11 2017 07:07:38 AM
Fred will be sorely missed but never forgotten. There are so many wonderful stories to tell but I just wouldn’t want to put them in print. Lots of great times, great memories! Fred was a radio partner, a Jaycee mentor, a golf companion and most importantly a good friend. My thoughts and prayers to all the family.
Submitted by Mike Binkley on Dec 10 2017 08:45:47 PM
I will miss an old friend. He and I had a lot of great times together. A lot of them can not be mentioned here. Just know that my thoughts and prayers are with the family and I feel sure my old friend Fred is in a better place.
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So sorry to hear of the loss of Fred. He was a funny guy and full of life. He loved Scotland County and he will be missed by many
Submitted by John M Joseph on Dec 9 2017 06:46:02 PM
Sending sympathy and love to Sherry and all of Fred’s children/grandchildren.
We will miss you Fredrick and will never forget the many years knowing you and our WEWO days! We loved you ❤️🙏
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