Larry Harold Fox, 78, of New Era, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021, following a long battle with a debilitating illness. He was born November 5, 1942, in Shelby, the son of Harold and Violet (Ladegast) Fox.
Larry lived in Oceana County all of his life, where he graduated from Shelby High School and worked as a fruit and dairy farmer. He also worked for Beckman Brothers until retiring in 2009. Larry enjoyed airplanes and held his private pilot’s license for many years. He also enjoyed tending to his large garden which grew into a family project.
Larry is survived by: his daughters, Karmen (Walter) Kraft of New Era, Nancy (Heidi Vaughan) Fox of Eastham, Massachusetts, and Karen (Tom) Peterson of Shelby; his beagle, Barney ; 4 grandchildren, Chad (Lacey) Yates, Kirk Kraft, Samantha Peterson, and Jacob Peterson; 4 great-grandchildren, Hailey Kraft, Hannah Kraft, Heidi Kraft, and Lucas Kraft; his brother, Lee (Leslie) Fox of Shelby; his sister, Konnie (Bill Chase) Fox of Belchertown, Massachusetts; 4 nephews; and 1 niece.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Violet Fox.
Due to current COVID 19 restrictions, private services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Michigan or the Muskegon Humane Society.
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