Howard L. Fox

September 16, 1932 - October 18, 2011

09/16/1932 - 10/18/2011

Past Services

Friday October 21, 2011
Mt. Olivet Cemetery
917 Old Fairmont Pike
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-3505 Ce | Directions
Friday October 21, 2011
9:00 am - 10:45 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Friday October 21, 2011
11:00 am
Our Lady of Peace Church
2 Allendale Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

FOX, Howard L, 79, of Mt. Olivet, Wheeling, WV, died Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at home.

He was born September 16, 1932 in Wheeling, a son of the late Fred and Ella Shutler Fox.

He was a former employee of Allied Chemical, Johnson Boiler Works and Banner Fiberboard Co, a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Lesli Ann Fox, a sister and brother in law, Nancy and Jerry Balgo, a nephew, Timothy Balgo, DDS.

Surviving is his loving wife of 55 years, Joan Davis Fox, married on February 4, 1956, three children, Lynn Rick Pockl of Wheeling; Douglas Robin Fox of Benwood Hill; Gail Mike Timmons of Parkersburg, WV; seven grandchildren, Allison John Frye, Benjamin Pockl, Clair Pockl, Joshua Kristi Fox, Tyler Fox, Zachary Timmons and Carly Timmons, a great-grandson, Parker Frye, one sister, Jean Huff of Wheeling; brother in law, Doug Huff of Wheeling; brother in law and sister in law, Dick and Shirley Davis of Wheeling; several nieces and nephews.

Friends received 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Friday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Wheeling.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 21, 2011 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Wheeling, with Rev Dennis Schuelkens as celebrant.

Interment and military services at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

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Kit Ratcliffe
8 years ago

Dear Doug and family

Sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of sorrow.

Babs Otte-Fox
8 years ago

Dear Joan, Lynn, Gail and Doug,

Your husband & Dad was a treasure! He was so funny and kind with great stories. I especially remember him with his horse telling me all about them.

I can only imagine how much you miss him. I am thinking of you.



Becky McNeely
8 years ago

Dear Lynn,

I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I just came across the notice today. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and if there is anything I can do, please let me know. Please give your Mom my sympathy.

Naomi Murray Dickerson
8 years ago

Joan and family,

Saw Howard’s obit on the website and just wanted to convey my deepest sympathy to your family.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Naomi Dickerson, a co-worker and friend from Hazel-Atlas Glass Co.

Jeri-Lyn Herchuck Logue
8 years ago

Joan and Family,

Howard was a very special man who has given us all wonderful memories to cherrish he may have left this earth but he will never be forgotten I remember when I was a little girl and I tricked him into buying my last girlscout calender I believe you all ended up with 5 of them but I gave him some sob story that no one would by them so he bought 4 to make me feel better and Joan had already got one then I yelled to Katie that I had sold my last one and he laughed really hard with me instead of being Oh and how he use to tell us kids he had a green ear cause Joan yelled so much that his ears turned green and then he couldn’t hear and as young as I was I believed him.. Howard was a good friend to all who met him god bless you all in your time of sorrow and remember he lives again without pain in the house of our lord.

our love to all of you

Jeri-Lyn and Family

Larry, Debra & Nancy Dean
8 years ago

Joan, Doug, Lynn and Gail,

Please accept our deepest wishes of sympathy. We thought of your dad as extended family. He will be missed.

Nancy Murrin
8 years ago

Life brings tears,

smiles and memories.

The tears dry,

the smile fades,

but the memories live on forever.

Lynn, I’m so sorry I wasn’t there for you…it seems you were always sent to me at the hospital when I needed to see a friend’s face…Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jackie and Joel Jenkins
8 years ago


We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. Know that we are lifting your family up in prayer as you go through this difficult time.

jake and joel

Theresa M. King
8 years ago


My thoughts and prayers are with you, and your family, at this time of sorrow. May God comfort you.

Theresa M. King

Dori & Steve Gulajski
8 years ago

Our deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you