Lawrence G. "Larry" Fox, Sr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Lawrence G. “Larry” Fox, Sr.

January 24, 1942 - December 21, 2019

          Lawrence G. “Larry” Fox, Sr., age 77, of Bear, DE, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

          Born in New Castle on January 24, 1942, he was a son of the late Charles G. Fox, Sr. and Martha E. (Wright) Robinson. Larry proudly served his country in the Marine Corps Reserve. He made his career as a maintenance foreman for IPI, retiring after 38 years of dedicated service. Following IPI, Larry worked at Potts Welding & Boiler Repair in Newark for 8 years.

          He was a man of many interests and liked gardening and taking care of his lawn. Larry was very mechanically inclined and enjoyed tinkering in his shop. Above all else, he cherished time spent with his family.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles G. Fox, Jr. and James E. Fox. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jean R. (Bantom) Fox; sons, Larry Fox, Jr. (Jennifer) of Glenmoore, PA and Steve Fox (Renee) of Lincoln University, PA; sister, Olive Dalton of Bear; and grandchildren, Nicholas, Amy, Benjamin and Zachary Fox.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 28, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 3 pm. Interment will be held privately.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Larry’s name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or a charity of the donor’s choice.


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7 Condolences for Lawrence G. “Larry” Fox, Sr.

  • Whenever Larry’s name came to your mind, a smile came to your face. He was extremely intelligent and was always working on something either mentally or physically. His shop was his haven. I had the privilege of knowing him for almost 60 years. I was endearingly called The Witch of the North and he always wanted to know how my flight coming down was. He was a kind and compassionate man. A man without the frills. I will certainly
    miss him but I know he is in good hands.

  • Rest now, good friend, the pain and suffering are gone! You always were so much fun to be around. Your humor and wit were the highlight of our visits. Your talents made you one very special person. Being your “partner” occasionally in the shop brought me so much enjoyment- the memories are permanent. I still marvel at some of the contraptions I helped you make (especially the rigging to move the organ down to the basement – which thankfully your Sons never were privy to seeing).

    You may be gone but never forgotten! We will miss you!

  • Cant think about my Uncle without having a smile to meet my forehead, I’m truly sorry and will miss him dearly… will ask the Pigeon ? Forever

  • My final goodbye to our great buddy, Larry. Gosh, we are sure gonna’ miss you! You fought a good, hard battle against that nasty ol’ Parkinson’s disease. And, amazingly, you always managed to keep your wickedly funny sense of humor. I have always admired that in you. No matter the situation, you and Jean could always find a humorous side. You led a good and kind life and thankfully, those of us left behind, have lots and lots of wonderful memories of times spent together with you. We will miss you, our dear friend, but will never forget you. With love from Kenda.

  • Dear Jean,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Larry. May all your wonderful memories get you through this difficult time.

  • Thinking of you sending our love. We hold fond memories of family times close and wish we had been able to spend more time.

  • Dear Steve,
    I would like to officer my sincere condolences to you on the loss of your father. May your cherished memories of your father and God’s grace comfort and sustain you through this difficult period in your life. Just wanted you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.