Farming Rural 18

Floyd N. Fox

August 14, 1918 ~ February 21, 2020 (age 101)


Floyd N. Fox was born August 14, 1918 in Shelby.  After graduating from Shelby High School, he attended Michigan State University and studied agriculture.  At age 24, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp and became a low-level B-25 bomber-strafer pilot serving in the Southwest Pacific Theatre during World War II.  

Before being deployed, he married the love of his life, Evelyn North on September 4, 1943.  After completing his service and flying fifty-one missions, he returned home and continued to farm with his father and brothers.  Floyd and Evelyn built a home and had a son, Dave.  Floyd was an avid outdoorsman, kind and generous community member, and a good friend to all.

On February 21st, Floyd left his earthly home to be with his loving God, and was reunited with Evelyn, his parents, Nicholas J. Fox and Edith V. Fox, and his brother, Ralph who preceded him in death.  He is survived by his son, Dave (Barb) Fox; granddaughter, Brett Fox; and brother, Roy Fox.  

His family invites you to help celebrate his life on Monday, March 2nd, 1 pm at Shelby Congregational United Church of Christ.  Visitation is Sunday, March 1st, 6-8 pm at Harris Funeral Home in Shelby.  Please consider the Gordon Bates Post #30 of the American Legion P.O. Box 311, Shelby, MI 49455 or the Shelby Area District Library 189 Maple Street, Shelby as a memorial.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Floyd N. Fox, please visit our floral store.


March 1, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harris Funeral Home
267 N. Michigan Avenue
Shelby, MI 49455

Memorial Service
March 2, 2020

1:00 PM
Shelby Congregational United Church of Christ
51 E. Third Street
Shelby, MI 49455

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