COL William I. Fox died after flight school but did not serve as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam on 09/29/2021 at the age of 86.5
Danville, KY
Flight Class 59-7
Date of Birth 03/23/1935
Served in the U.S. Army
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More detail on this person: William Irvine Fox, Jr. March 23, 1935 - September 29, 2021 Danville, Kentucky - William Irvine Fox, Jr., age 86, of Danville, died on September 29, 2021. A native of Danville, he was the son of the late William Irvine and Florence Ragsdale Fox and the stepson of the late Clarice Harmon Fox. A graduate of Danville High School, he attended Georgia Tech where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering and a commission in the U.S. Army. He served in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division as a helicopter pilot. He continued as a helicopter pilot, while serving in various command and staff positions with the Kentucky Army National Guard. His assignments in the National Guard included Commander of the 441st Medical Detachment (Helicopter Ambulance), Commandant of the Kentucky Military Academy and Commander of the Aviation Brigade, 35th Infantry Division. He retired as a Colonel with over 31 years service in the U.S. Army and the Kentucky Army National Guard and with over 30 years as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot. He was a Professional Civil Engineer and a Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser. He was associated with Caldwell Stone Company, Danville, for several years. He was also co-developer of Charleston Greene Townhouses in Danville and was a real estate appraiser in Boyle and surrounding counties. Mr. Fox was a Director of Central Kentucky Federal Savings Bank for 35 years and served as Chairman of the Boards of the Bank and the parent company, CKF Bancorp, Inc., for 10 years. He was an Elder of the Presbyterian Church of Danville. Mr. Fox was Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Danville, a Life Member and Past Chairman of the Advisory Board of The Salvation Army of Danville and Past Chairman of the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees. A Past Chairman of the Danville- Boyle County Chamber of Commerce, he was named "2002 Citizen of the Year" by the Chamber. He served the City of Danville as a member and Treasurer of the Danville- Boyle County Airport Board for 15 years and as a member of the Architectural Review Board for 7 years. He was the husband of the late Hazel "Jone" McKenney Fox. He is survived by three children: Deborah Lynn Fox Anderson of Danville; William Irvine Fox III of DuPont, Washington; Charles Franklin Fox of Atlanta, Georgia; and by four grandchildren. Services will be held at The Presbyterian Church of Danville at 2 pm on Saturday, October 9, 2021 with the Reverend Caroline M. Kelly officiating. Private burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery. Visitation will be at Stith Funeral Home, Danville on Friday, October 8, 2021 from 4 to 7 pm. Memorials may go to The Presbyterian Church of Danville, 500 W. Main Street, Danville, Kentucky 40422 or to The Salvation Army of Danville, 519 S 4th St, Danville, Kentucky 40422. The online guestbook and Hugs from Home program are available at Published by Lexington Herald-Leader on Oct. 5, 2021.

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