At approximately 8:00am on January 10, 2014 our beloved brother Leland Fox smiled and laid down his working tools to join the others in that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
His family reports that over the last few days Leland”s health began to drift, slowing him down, and on Thursday night at bedtime he was very tired and unresponsive. He was not in pain. He was happy. He went quietly and peacefully to be with Jesus Christ his lord and savior in the kingdom of heaven.
In accordance with our brother”s final wishes, and in memory of his beautiful soul, the family hosted a “Celebration of Life” Wednesday, in Plano Texas.
Gray Lodge will remember our brother with a Memorial Service in lodge on March 5th, 2014.
George Leland Fox, 74, Frisco, TX, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2014. Leland, an identical twin, born to the late “Susie” and Harry Fox of El Campo, TX, was a graduate of El Campo High School. He later attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX majoring in Marine Biology | Eagle Scout w/3 Palms | Master Mason, Gray Lodge #329 | Church of Christ.
Leland resided in Houston, TX while he pursued a successful career in Insurance Sales with Guarantee Mutual Life attaining the prestigious Presidents Cabinet Awards several years in a row. He later worked for Zep Manufacturing becoming a highly recognized chemical cleaning products salesman in the Houston area, before retiring to Frisco, TX.
Leland loved people, socializing and being outdoors. Being athletically gifted and naturally competitive, he loved bowling, golfing, skiing, swimming and tennis. In his early years he championed backgammon and bridge; while in his later years, he was an expert level Golden Tee video golf player.
He is survived by his 2 sons and their wives Garrett and Terri Fox; Darren and Hilary Fox; former spouse Barbara Fox, and grandchildren: Grace, Charley Jo, and Evan Fox. Siblings: sister Jackie, twin Lee and wife Beta; Charles and wife Gloria; and nephews: Charles Weldon Kelley, Chris (deceased) and Chad Fox, and Devin Fox.
Leland had a passion for the Bible and the Lord, and loved to say Grace. He was jovial, laughed and joked, always optimistic, and enjoyed life to the fullest, and he will be dearly missed by his family and many, many friends.