LAWRENCE JOSEPH FOX
March 12, 1942 ˜ April 24, 2021
“Born in ‘42”, to parents Frances J. Court and Alphonse P. Fox of Vancouver, WA. Larry lived in Clark County all his life. Larry passed away peacefully, after a 4-year battle with cancer.
Larry attended Battle Ground schools and graduated in 1960. He met Carol McMahon in 1961 and they married in 1963. Larry worked at Alcoa for 3 years, and then Nabisco for 12 years before injury led him into locksmithing. They moved to a 30-acre farm in Yacolt, where he established All County Locksmith in 1982, closed the business and retired in 1996.
Shortly after, Larry and Carol sold the house, bought an R.V. and traveled the U.S. for the next 5 years. The highlight being a 3-month trip to Alaska the summer of 1998. They bought a small place in Golden Shores, AZ, and were snowbirds there until 2005. Larry loved traveling, spending time with his family, teasing grandkids, T.V. and yard work, puttering in his shop, car repair, farming, fishing and singing “5 Golden Rings” at Christmas.
Survived by his wife, Carol, of 57 years; daughters, Sandra O’Hayer (John), and Kathleen Wright (Mark). Larry had four grandchildren, Melissa Wright, Ian O’Hayer, Kaitlyn McBride (Jed), and Angela Kirchner (Nic). Sisters, Lorraine Thomas (Glen), and Bonnie J. Lee (Ronnie). Extended family including brothers/sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and family in Eastern, OR, and MT.
Words can’t express what a wonderful husband, father and grandfather Larry was, and how much he will be missed.
Graveside services were held May 3, 2021, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family wishes to acknowledge Kaiser Hospice, who gave tremendous care to him and support to the family. Donations to honor Larry can be sent to Kaiser Vancouver - Hospice Care.
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Published by The Columbian on Jun. 6, 2021.