Bob Fox

Died: Sat., Dec. 6, 2008

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FOX, Robert T. (The Old Blue Bird)
Age 91, of Brookville, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2008 at Friendship Village following an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Jean & daughter, Patricia Fox. He was a lifelong resident of Brookville, who wrote for the Brookville Star for many years. He worked for Dayton Tire & Rubber, Kimberly Clark & McMaken?s IGA. He was a pitcher on the 1935 Brookville State Championship Baseball Team. He is a member of the Brookville High School Athletic Hall of Fame and the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. He proudly served his country in the US Navy in the South Pacific during WWII as a radioman. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post #3288, Brookville, where he served many years as Chaplain. Bob is survived by daughters, Pam Lance and Peggy (Richard) Denlinger; son, John (Jackie) Fox; grandchildren, Shannon Davidson, Heather Lance, Ricky Lance, Tiffany Denlinger, Amanda Fox & Marah Reeves; 7 great-grandchildren; good friends, Don Boomershine, Pam Hall, Jerry Leiber, Denny Kinsel & Jack McMaken. Bob donated his body to the Wright State School of Medicine. A wake will be held at the Brookville VFW Post, 210 Carr Drive on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 2-4 PM. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations to VFW Post #3288, Brookville in Bob?s Memory. If desired, e-mail condolences may be sent by going online to

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David Milliken
   Posted Sat May 05, 2012
Although no doubt the pain is still there I know its been a few years since you lost Chaplin Fox. I don't know if you are aware yet that his poem, "He's just a little boy" has started its way on going viral as the say on Face Book. I don't know who posted if first but I found it on the wall of an associate. From there I've shared it on my page and it ranks with the most comments I've had before. I am writing to tell you not just how wonderful the poem is. I also want to let you know there is a group of us who want to make a sign with the poem on it to install at our city ball fields. By the way this is how it is pictured on FaceBook. I hope you have no objection to this use of your loved one's poem. I hope it gives you some feeling of satisfaction of his legacy. It has touched many hearts as I have witnessed in my search that brought me here as there are many sites displaying it. Please feel free to contact me if you have concerns about us wanting to use the poem in the way I have described. Otherwise I will thank you in advance again for Chaplin Bob's contribution to youth sports and good heart.