James “Jim” Howard Fox

James “Jim” Howard Fox

HIGHLANDS - James “Jim” Howard Fox, 77, of Highlands and Chiefland, Florida passed away on Friday, Nov. 24 surrounded by his family and friends.

Jim was born on Dec. 1, 1939 in Bremen, Indiana and was the son of the late Howard and Lillian Fox.

Jim was a graduate of John Adams High School in South Bend, Indiana. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati and a Masters in Architecture from the University of Oklahoma. He was licensed to practice architecture in several states and was a member of Friends of Kebyar. In addition to his family and friends, he loved organic architecture, Atlanta Braves baseball, Oklahoma Sooner football, Cincinnati Bearcats basketball and the Allman Brothers. He was an Eagle Scout and remained active in Boy Scouts throughout his life.

Jim leaves behind his wife of almost 57 years, Carol Fox; daughters Kristin Karcher, Shawn (Scott) Stiles and Kerri (James) Moschouris. He also leaves behind 13 grandchildren, Kara, Stephen, Bridget, Brendan, Mary Katherine, Ryan, Connor and Gregory Karcher; Emma, Aiden and Joey Stiles; and Vasili and Manoli Moschouris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce Lebo. He is survived by two sisters, Joy Dietrich and Janet McKinney of Indiana, and brother, Jerry Fox of Arizona.

As quoted by his daughters – “He was the dad that every child deserves, and the one we were lucky enough to have.”

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Boy Scout Troop #235 in Franklin, North Carolina. Email online condolences to jfoxmemorial@gmail.com.

The Franklin Press

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