BANGOR, HANCOCK and NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – David W. Fox, 82, of Hancock and New Smyrna Beach, Fla., left this life rather suddenly but peacefully Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. His very full life began April 10, 1930, in Bangor, son of Cornelius and Charlotte Fox.
He was a graduate of Bangor High School and the University of Maine, Orono, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration, class of 1952. While at UMO he belonged to Delta Tau Delta fraternity and Phi Kappa Phi honor society. That is where he met the love of his life, Jeanette Bishop. Marriage would wait until after serving the country he loved in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Korea. He spent his working years at Fox & Ginn Freight Lines where he started at the warehouse in Boston then worked his way up to president in the Bangor office. His other community service roles during that time included membership and holding the office of president for: Maine Truck Owners Association, Bangor Rotary Club, Bangor YMCA, University of Maine Foundation, Delta Tau Delta House Corp., Bangor chapter of Jaycees, chairman of Bangor Water District, trustee of Bangor Savings Bank, and member of Bangor Mechanics Association. After his tenure at Fox & Ginn, he and Jen retired to Florida where it didn’t take long before he started his own business called Dollar Trader. He remained active in retirement until the time of his death holding membership St. Andrews Lodge A.F. & A.M., Hammond Street Congregational Church, Sugar Mill Country Club, Marlboro Yacht Club, and volunteer at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.
David is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Jeanette Bishop Fox; a daughter, Lori Goodliffe and her husband, Kirk, of Paradise, Calif., grandsons, Cody and Joshua, and granddaughter, Chelsea; two sons, Russell Fox of South Daytona, Fla., and Stephen Fox and his wife, Maria, of Snohomish, Wash., grandson, Michael, and granddaughter, Jen; a brother, Neil Fox of Hernando, Fla.; sister-in-law, Norma Higgins of Gray; his two nieces, Diane and Lisa; and four nephews, Chris, Mike, Mark and Eric. His passing leaves a large void and he will be so very missed.
A service of remembrance will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Relatives and friends are invited to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor, after the service. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor. Those who wish to do so may make a contribution in Dave’s memory to the University of Maine Foundation, 2 Alumni Place, Orono, ME 04469. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.