Bobby Joe Fox, 60, of Magazine departed this life to a better place on Jan. 18, 2018. He was born Dec. 26, 1957 in Charleston, to Velburn O. Fox and Charlene (Beam) Fox. Joe was an oil field and construction worker and a member of Old Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In his younger years he loved to hunt, fish, coon hunt and collect anything from pocket knives, belt buckles, cigarette lighters to arrow heads. His dog, Gretchen, was his constant companion. He loved to laugh, joke and play tricks on his friends. Joe never met a stranger and would help anyone in need. He was just a happy, go lucky, big Teddy Bear. He will be greatly missed.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Velburn and Charlene Fox; a twin brother, Billy Ray Fox; and a sister, Judy Dianne Fox.
Survivors include two step-sons, Chad and Michael Higgins; one brother, Larry Fox of Magazine; five grandchildren, Michael Tyrail Higgins, Cassondra Lynn Pete, Justin Randal Higgins, Kayla Marie Higgins and Kisha Nicole Higgins; nine great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Pallbearers were Robbie Nichols, Robbie Stone, Rodney Canada, Kenneth Scott, Matt Koch and Larry DeWitt. Honorary Pallbearers were Drake Thomas, Bryce McDowell, Adrianna Thomas, Breanna Loyd and Daelah Corley.
Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at Booneville Funeral Service Chapel with burial in Mount Pisgah Cemetery under the direction of Booneville Funeral Service.