Raymond Lewis Fox

1/6/2014

Raymond Lewis Fox, 78, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

Raymond Lewis Fox, 78, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

He was born Jan. 5, 1935, in Salina, to Ferris Myron Lewis and Mary Naomi Hammontree Fox.

A resident of Garden City since 1972, he had been a high school educator, counselor and coach, as well as an independent contractor. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Garden City, the Garden City Family YMCA and board member with the Habitat For Humanity, all of Garden City. He was part of the Kansas State High School Activities Association Board as a basketball, football and track referee for many years.

On Feb. 14, 1959, he married Ruth Elaine Kocher in Salina.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Col. Scott Fox and his wife, Megan, of Cheyenne, Wyo., David Fox of Reno, Nev., and Mark Fox and his wife, Cindy, of Athens, Ga.; two sisters, Kay Soderberg and her husband, David, of Salina, and Ann Newton and her husband, David, of Tampa, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Matthew and Alex Fox of Laramie, Wyo., and Parker and Olivia Fox of Athens.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a niece, Diane Soderberg, and a nephew, David Newton.

Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Garden City.

There will be no calling times. A private family burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be given to the Pathfinders Sunday School Scholarship Fund or the Santa Fe Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America for Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch Recovery, both in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home.

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