Don Carl Fox, age 75, of Hot Springs, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019.
He was born on December 7, 1943, in Pine Bluff, the son of Carl Willard Fox and Josephine McPeak Fox. On March 27, 1962, he was married to the love of his life, Judy Hyde-Moore. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Joanne Hutchins and Imogene Willis.
He was a dedicated firefighter for over thirty-three years and was always the first person to offer his help to anyone in need. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Don gave his life to Jesus Christ as an adult and from that point on spent each and every day as a faithful Christian, a “true servant” of God and was a member of Hot Springs Baptist Church. He loved cars, old or new, it never mattered to him, he just had a sense for knowing everything about cars.
After retirement, he and Judy moved to Hot Springs to live on Lake Hamilton, where they truly loved their “life on the lake”, enjoying entertaining family and friends, especially taking his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren out on his party barge. Don was a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend, who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Judy Ellen Fox of Hot Springs; his son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Leslie Fox of Benton; his daughter and son-in-law, Tami and Todd Bordelon of West Monroe, Louisiana; four grandchildren, Brandon Bordelon, Blake Bordelon, Landon Fox and Alec Fox; three grandchildren by marriage, Cody (Stefanie) Johnson, Katie Johnson and Chasity Johnson; five great-grandchildren, Maximus Bordelon, Triston Bordelon, Ellie Bordelon, Isabelle Bordelon and Claire Fox; four great-grandchildren by marriage, Addison Johnson, Alice Johnson, Cherish Johnson and Chandler Johnson; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Carolyn and Fred Robinson of White Hall and Francis and Harold Fergusson of Pine Bluff; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members; and a host of wonderful friends.
Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Hot Springs with Rev. Manley Beasley and Rev. Mike Smith officiating.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM, prior to the services.
Interment with military honors will be at 2:45 PM, Wednesday, in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Pine Bluff.
Pallbearers will be Trance Plazzi, David Johnson, Richard Terry, Preston Stidman, Lyn McGee and Bill Berry.
Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Don’s Sunday School Class at Hot Springs Baptist Church.
Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.