Mr. Ben Allen Fox, Sr., 84, of Old Bristol Road, Boone, N.C., passed away Sunday morning, March 10, 2019 peacefully at his home.

Born in Watauga County, December 8, 1934, he was the son of the late Everette Burton Fox and Texie Adams Fox.

Ben was a member and former deacon at Brushy Fork Baptist Church. Ben was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was part owner of Fox Brothers Moving and Storage for 62 years.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley Fox; one son, Ben Fox, Jr., and wife, Annette of Boone; one daughter, Anne Donadio and husband, Joe, of Boone. Four granddaughters that he adored, Katelin Fox of Charlotte, Nicole Fox of Greenville, N.C., Hallie Rose and Cady Donadio of Boone. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers, Eugene, Max, and E.B. Fox.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning, March 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., in Brushy Fork Baptist Church. Burial, with military honors provided by American Legion Post # 130 and D.A.V. Chapter 90, will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.

The family will receive friends Monday, March 11, 2019, from 5:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., in the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital, c/o Randy Vines, 1005 George Wilson Road, Boone, NC 28607, and/or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN. 38105-9959.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at our website

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Fox family.

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