Truman Fox

Truman Fox

Monday, May 5th, 1930 - Wednesday, December 9th, 2020
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Truman Fox, 90, of Cookeville, Tennessee, passed from this life on December 9, 2020, in his home surrounded by his family.

Truman was born May 1, 1930, in Gainesboro, Tennessee, and he was the son of the late William Oakley and Mattie Tennessee (Billingsley) Fox.

He and his wife Willene were married on August 28, 1953. They were married for 67 years. They had 2 sons David and Myron.

Truman was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed working on their farm, working in the garden, and being with his family. He and Willene are longtime members of the church of Christ attending the Willow Avenue congregation. He was loved by all that knew him, and he will be greatly missed.

Truman is survived by, Wife, Willene Fox; Son, David and Laura Fox; Daughter-in-law, Jodi Fox; 4 grandchildren, Ben Fox, Whitney Holman, Erin Fox Maynard, and Madison Fox; 7 Great-Grandchildren, Myles and Madox Maynard, Audrey Jane Bowman, Riley Holman, Oakley and Keelin Grace Mann, and Miller Kate Fox; Brother and Sister, Junior and Ora Fox, and Evelyn and Harold Flatt; Brothers-in-law, Ollis, and Lois Loftis and Gurvis Loftis; Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.

In addition to his parents, Truman was preceded in death by a son, Myron Fox, 4 Brothers, Aaron, Collie, Houston, and J.C. Fox; 2 Sisters, Mazola Anderson, and Esteen Flatt.

Private Funeral Service for Truman Fox will be held Sunday, December 13, 2020, from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with Bros. Clarence Deloach and Mike Fox officiating. Interment will follow in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery with full military honors.

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Arrangements entrusted to Crest Lawn Funeral Home.
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    Sunday, December 13th, 2020 |
    Sunday, December 13th, 2020
    Crest Lawn Funeral Home
    800 West Jackson Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
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    Bro. Clarence Deloach
    Bro. Mike Fox
  • Interment

    Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery
    800 W. Jackson Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
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Penny Bilyeu

Posted at 05:54am
So sorry to hear of the loss of Truman. We have fond memories of McBroom's Chapel and your family. Praying for peace for you knowing that he was a fine Christian and now at home with God. Penny and Bennie Bilyeu

Hatty Gill

Posted at 06:23pm
David and Laura— Our love goes out to you both in the loss of Mr. Fox; we are holding you and your family in our hearts.
With love—Gray and Hatty Gill

Linda Fox

Posted at 06:17pm
Very sorry to hear of Uncle Truman’s passing. Our condolences to Willene and family, Evelyn, and Junior. Sending our love, and prayers of peace and comfort.
Quentin, Linda, and Abby Fox

Posted at 05:22am
I have know Truman and Willene for many years! They are a great example of what the Christian life is all about. My sympathy to Willene, David, Myron and families.
Prayers for peace and comfort for you all.
Pat Coomer

Lora Bates

Posted at 03:21pm
So sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort and strength for you and your family.
Love, Johnny, Lora, and Jesse Bates

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