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Richard David Fox, 75, of Bloomington, passed away 5 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 21, 2017) at his home.

His funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bloomington, with Father Jeffrey Stirniman officiating. Military rites will be accorded by Bloomington-Normal American Legion Honor Guard. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington.

Interment will be at later date at Evergreen Cemetery, Bloomington. Memorials may be made to Central Catholic High School or to the donor’s choice.

David was born Aug. 30, 1942, a son to Richard Charles and Betty Virginia Arnold Fox. He married Carol Lynn Keeran on May 11, 1963, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bloomington.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Lynn Fox, Bloomington; children, Col. Richard David (Kim) Fox and Nancy Ann (Rob) Bryant, all of Bloomington; grandchildren, Caroline Linville Fox, Jonathon Graham Fox, Griffin Prescott Fox, Grace McKinney Bryant, Robert Fatherson Bryant Jr., and William Fox Bryant, all of Bloomington; and a brother Dennis P. Fox, D.D.S., El Paso.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

David was born and raised in Bloomington and was a graduate of Trinity High School Class of 1960. After high school, he joined the Illinois National Guard, serving from 1960 to 1964. He joined the Bloomington Fire Department in 1970, where he served for 24 years before his retirement. It was during those years when David became a barber and cut hair for many customers in the Griesheim Building in downtown Bloomington.

He also worked for State Farm Insurance in administrative services on his days off from the fire department. David was a longtime member of Bloomington Knights of Columbus Council 574 and Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bloomington. He enjoyed his profession of serving and protecting the citizens of Bloomington as a fireman and all those he served with. David enjoyed his other jobs and the many good friends with whom he worked and cared for.

David’s greatest loves were his wife, Lynn; his children; and his grandchildren, and the many years he devoted to all of them and supporting them in so many ways. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Condolences and memories of David may be left for his family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.

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