Robert Fox

Staff Writer
Washington Times-Reporter

WASHINGTON – Robert R. (Toad) Fox, 75, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

Born July 9, 1932, in Washington to John E. and Helen Hagsphil Fox, he married Margaret Bozarth Feb. 29, 1952, in Washington. She survives.

Also surviving is one son, Scott ( Janeen) Fox of Peoria Heights; one daughter, Jann (Jeff) Logue of Washington; one sister, Martha (Harry) Brodde of Surprise, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

He retired from Kroger Co., where he worked as a carpenter for 40 years. He was a member of Carpenters Local 183 in Peoria.

He  was a graduate of Washington Community High School and a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. 

He was also an avid participant in harness racing and belonged to the U.S. Trotting Association and the Illinois Harness Horseman’s Association.

Services were April 18 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. The Rev. Alice Gwin officiated. 

Burial was in Glendale Cemetery in Washington.

Mason-White Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to either St. Mark’s Lutheran Church or the Standardbred Adoption Agency.

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