Robert J. “Bob” Fox, 87 of Patterson, Mo passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Bob was born August 2,1932 in Wayne County, MO to the late Floyd Fox and Clara (Ward) Fox. On September 28, 1952 Bob was united in marriage to Dorris Deering and to this union one child was born, Connie (Fox) Henson. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a Staff Sergeant and then transferred to the Army reserve in 1955. Bob was a rural mail carrier for over 30 years in Wayne County. He served as a Hunter Education Instructor and NRA rifle marksmanship and black powder instructor. Bob was also a Red Cross Certified First Aid and CPR instructor, Lifeguard and CPR Instructor Trainer. He was a longtime member of Patterson Assembly of God Church and served as a deacon for many years. Bob was an Instructor Trainer for the Royal Ranger Training Academy and a National and Advanced Training Camp Instructor. In his many years with Royal Rangers he received the National Medal of Merit, twice and the So. Mo. District Outstanding Service Award twice. He served as S.E. Mo. Divisional Commander for 18 years and was a Royal Ranger Commander for over 50 years. Bob is preceded in death by his parents, wife Dorris, and niece Rhonda Irions. He is survived by his daughter Connie Henson and husband Dale of Patterson, MO; brother Charles Fox and wife Jane of Patterson, MO; grandchildren; Robert Henson and wife Julia of Springfield, MO; Amy Hughey and husband Richard of Fulton, MO; niece; Gloria McAllister and husband Danny of Piedmont, MO; great niece Courtney McAllister of Springfield, MO; great nephew Michael Irions and wife Teresa of Patterson, MO; great grandchildren; Samuel, Jacob, Nathan and Caylin Hughey, Sydney, Haley and Bella Henson. Bob will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Visitation was held Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Patterson Assembly of God Church at 1:00 pm with Funeral following there at 3:00 pm. Rev. Don LaBrot ministered to the family. Pallbearers were Robert Henson,Richard Hughey, Michael Irions, Nathan Hughey, Jacob Hughey and Samuel Hughey. Interment was in the Patterson Cemetery with full military honors provided by the United States Army and American Legion Post 281, Piedmont, MO. Remembrance donations can be made to Patterson Assembly of God Missions Program at P.O. Box 97 Patterson, Mo 63956. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
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