Ronald Fox

June 09, 2021

Ronald Dean Fox, “Ronnie”, 78, of Canton, died May 30, 2021, at his home.

He was born on October 26, 1942, in Keokuk, Iowa to Albert Lee Fox “Fud”, and Eva Pearl Taylor., Ronnie enlisted in the Army on June 14, 1960. He served overseas in Germany and Vietnam and was an excellent marksman and sharpshooter. He was honorably discharged in April of 1966.

On December 11, 1965, Ronnie and Betsy Kay Cole were married in Killeen, Texas.

He is survived by his daughter, Misty Kay (Patrick “Stanley”) Schumacher of Canton, MO; sons Ronald “Son” (Brandi) Fox II of Independence, IA, Scott Lee Fox (Sarah Stark) of Williamstown, MO and Owen Martin “Tiny” Fox (Sue Rodgers) of Canton, MO, brother Owen “Marty” Fox of Keokuk, IA, sisters Nellie Hellemeyer of Dallas City, IL, Joyce (Mike) Johnson of Montrose ,IA, Linda Schrader, also of Montrose , IA, and Gloria (Bob) Dunn of Ft. Madison, IA.: brothers-in-law Eddie (Mary) Hodges, and Bobby Hodges (Jennifer Foster), Dean Seltzer, and son-in-law Terry Christy of Kahoka, MO. Ronnie also leaves 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren.

Ronnie was predeceased by his wife Betsy Kay Fox. His parents Albert Lee and Eva Pearl Fox; In-laws Bert Hodges, Dean and Betty Phillips; grandparents John and Nellie Taylor, Charles and Lulu fox; daughter Michelle Renee Fox-Christy, son Albert “Albie” Lee Fox; sisters Norma Roth, Orpha Decker, Dorothy Roth, and Sharon Seltzer; brother Marion Fox “Smokey”; great-nephew Benjamin Wharton; nieces Terra Fox, and Mary Grant; sister-in law Jacquey Fox; brothers-in-law Rod Hellemeyer, Don Schrader, and Duff Ducker.

Funeral services were held June 5, 2021 at the Wilson & Triplett Funeral Home in Kahoka. Pastor George LeMaster officiated. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Share memories of Ronnie and leave a condolence at