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35 Duke St.
P.O. Drawer 525
Granite Falls, NC 28630
Phone: (828) 396-3385
Fax: (828) 396-4055
Clarence Fox

Clarence Eugene Fox

Sunday, September 10th, 1933 - Thursday, March 7th, 2019
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Clarence went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 7, 2019. He passed away at home after an extended decline in health.

Clarence was born on September 10, 1933 to the late Owen Fox and Ida Hall Fox. He is preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Nancy Bowman Fox, Granddaughter Stacy Story Ponthieux, sister Ruby Fox Bumgarner.

Clarence was a life time member of Center Grove Baptist Church where he worked in the nursery for many years. He worked in the machine room at Broyhill Furniture for 40 years.

Clarence loved working outdoors, gardening and planting flowers.

Those left to cherish Clarence are daughters Cathy Fox Story and husband Brent, Felicia Fox Borders and husband Ricky, Annette Fox Long and husband Buddy, and son Darrell Fox and wife Yvonne, Grandchildren Dawn Borders Yates and husband Allan, Jordan Long, Kyle Long, Steven Fox and Alyssa Fox, Great-grandchildren Brent Ponthieux, McKenzie Ponthieux, Cody Ponthieux, Ashley Ponthieux, Wesley Yates and Adrian Yates.

Others left to cherish his memory are Brother Tony Fox and extended family.

The family will receive friends at Center Grove Baptist Church on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. The funeral will follow at 3:00 PM with Rev Doug Howell and Nathan Key officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Dr., Lenoir, NC 28645

Military rites will be rendered by Caldwell DAV chapters 6 and 84.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Center Grove Baptist Church
    Address
    Deal Mill Road
    HUDSON, NC 28638
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    Center Grove Baptist Church
    Address
    Deal Mill Road
    HUDSON, NC 28638
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Doug Howell
    Co-Celebrant
    Nathan Key
  • Interment

    Location
    Center Grove Baptist Cemetery
    Address
    , NC

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Kevin Thomas

Posted at 09:26pm
I worked many years ago with Clarence. Although he may not have known it, he taught me a great deal. As a young supervisor in the furniture industry, I watched Clarence's attention to detail and the pride he took with his work. He gladly shared his many year's of experience and helped train and guide me in what to do to prevent issues. There is not many weeks that pass that I don't think fondly of him. He was truly a man I respected and am glad that he was a part of my early work life. Sadly, I thought many times of reaching out to him but just allowed to slip away. I hope the family can take solace in knowing that I am just one of many that Clarence influenced in a positive way.
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Lisa Barber

Posted at 12:49pm
Dear Fox Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Clarence for many years at Broyhill. He was one of the finest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He was never without a smile or a great story. He will be greatly missed. Lisa T Barber
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