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Joseph Benton Fox

January 21, 1929 October 31, 2020
Joseph Benton Fox
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Joseph Benton Fox, age 91, of Danville, IL passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at his home.

Joseph was born on January 21, 1929 in Fairmount, IL, the son of Willis B. Fox and Grace Hedges Fox. He married Patricia Ann Dowers on July 10, 1954. She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters: Diana (Bob) Kmetz of Edwardsville and Teresa (Mark) Steinbaugh of Bismarck; one brother: Marion Fox of Decatur; and one sister: Marjorie Block of Sanford, NC. Also surviving are four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Joe was a veteran of the US Army, serving during the Korean War. He worked as a rural mail carrier for the US Postal Service in Fairmount and Homer, IL. He was a member of the Danville American Legion Post 210.

Joe loved to fish, hunt, look for mushrooms and collect Indian artifacts that he found over the years. He enjoyed many fishing trips to Canada, Shelbyville, and Branson with family and friends. He was an avid bridge player and enjoyed a good game of chess.

As per his wishes, Joseph will be cremated, and a private service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org). Krabel Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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