Paul E. Fox

May 20, 1959 - October 2, 2021
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Paul E. Fox, 62, of Dover, passed away following an apparent heart attack on October 2, 2021. He spent the day on the race track doing what he loved!

Born in Austin, Texas on May 20, 1959, he was the son of Donna Lou (Bleininger) Fox and the late James E. Fox.

After graduating from high school, Paul honorably ser…

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Paul E. Fox, 62, of Dover, passed away following an apparent heart attack on October 2, 2021. He spent the day on the race track doing what he loved!

Born in Austin, Texas on May 20, 1959, he was the son of Donna Lou (Bleininger) Fox and the late James E. Fox.

After graduating from high school, Paul honorably served his country in the United States Air Force as an airplane mechanic, retiring after 10 years as a staff sergeant.

While in the service, he met and fell in love with his wife, the former Coleen R. Witherell, and were wed on January 20, 1983 in Texas. Together, they moved to Ohio where he began his professional career with the former Empire Detroit and Greer Steel. He was working with ProVia where he served for more than 20 years and where he previously managed the paint booth.

Paul’s father was very influential in his life, teaching him the importance of service to his country. When his father, Jim, came home from service one time, he bought Paul his first dirt bike. Together, Paul’s family spent thousands of hours participating in their passion of racing dirt bikes.

Paul not only loved dirt bike racing, but was a deeply devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He will be missed by his wife of 38 years, Coleen; his daughters, Heather (Nick) Rufener and Jennifer (Erik) Immel, both of Dover; his grandchildren, Makenna, Kaitlynn, and Caden Rufener; his mother, Donna Fox of Dover; his mother-in-law, Jeanette Look of New York; his sister, Cindy (Dewey) Costanza of Dover; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 5 to 8 p.m. A service celebrating Paul’s life will be held in the funeral home on Thursday beginning at 10:30 a.m. with his nephew, Chris Costanza, officiating.

Memorial contributions in Paul’s memory may be directed to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8516.

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

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5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021

Time: 10:30 am

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

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Wounded Warrior Project

P.O. Box 758516
Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516
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Born: May 20, 1959
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Sandra Miller posted on 10/11/21

Sending Our Deepest Sympathy. We are so sorry for your loss. Sandy and Keith Miller

 

Deborah Dudley posted on 10/8/21

Coleen, I’m so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Heather, Jenny and their families.

 

Barb Dutton posted on 10/8/21

Coleen and girls.....so sorry to hear about Paul's passing. I am sorry that I had to miss his services. I will be in touch and my God help you in this time of sorrow. Love to you all!

 

Jeff and Mindy Ricker posted on 10/6/21

We are so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. He was a staple in the local motocross community and will be deeply missed by all who shared in his passion. Our sincere condolences to the family.

 

Carolyn Okey posted on 10/6/21

Donna and family, so very sorry for your loss. Wishing you strength and comfort during this difficult time.

 

Adam Kidd posted on 10/6/21

Sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Paul per say but he roosted me a handful of times that day. I happened to be the first person to him that day. Deepest sympathy sent to the whole fox family.

 

Anthony B (Atwood Lake) posted on 10/6/21

Dear Colleen, Donna, Heather, Jennifer and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Paul. He was a great guy, and always treated me like apart of our family whenever we were at Atwood together. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Anthony B from Atwood Lake.

 

Rich Dombeck posted on 10/6/21

My deepest condolences to the entire family. Lots of great memories racing motocross back in the mid to late 1970's

 

Randy rufener posted on 10/5/21

So sorry for your loss! Lots of racing memories!

 

Danielle Hamsher posted on 10/5/21

I just wanted to let you know I’m praying for your family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I won’t make it Wednesday but am thinking of you all!

 

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 10/5/21

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Paul E. Fox, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Air Force Veteran, Paul E. Fox, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Debby Fox posted on 10/4/21

Donna, Cindy and family , We are so sad to hear of Paul’s passing. Our sincere condolences and love are with you during this difficult time . We will be thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers in the days to come. We have many good memories of Paul when we were growing up and all the family get togethers. Love , Debby , Randy and Shirley Fox

 

Alex Cruz posted on 10/4/21

I wanted to write and tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Paul was a special person and great neighbor and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

 

Vicky Law posted on 10/4/21

Donna and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You all have our deepest sympathy. Know we are praying and thinking about you during this difficult time.

 

Dan Miller & Kim Eick posted on 10/4/21

I am so sorry to hear of Paul passing away. My sympathy to his family and Coleen. My thoughts and prayers are with you. It may be no consolation but having met Paul through riding dirt bikes 35 plus years ago I know he passed away doing what he loved !! Godspeed Paul !

 

Kimberly Wallace posted on 10/4/21

I have no words to take away the sorrow that you are experiencing. May it comfort you to know how much we truly care. We so cherished our friendship with you and Paul and ALWAYS enjoyed our times together. We will miss him deeply and cherish the memories and times we had! Right now, I know the pain is strong, but it will be the memories that will give you the peace and strength you need to make it through. May you find comfort in them. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal." With heartfelt sympathy. We are very sorry for your loss - You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love & Friendship The Wallace’s Kim & Eric

 

Jeanne Ball posted on 10/4/21

We are so sorry for your loss. Paul was a such a sweet guy. Praying for you all during this time. Jeanne and John

 

Quentin Singleton posted on 10/4/21

To The Paul Fox Families, May God Bless you during this time and know that Paul is in the presence of God

 

Dan and Sue Weininger posted on 10/4/21

Our sympathy to Coleen and the family. We're proud to have called him our friend. He helped our son when he began to ride with valuable advice and equipment. He gave us a family of great people who helped fill our lives. We'll miss his always smiling face.

 

Paul Smith posted on 10/4/21

I am so sorry to read about Paul. Paul was a great person . Appreciate the times we shared riding and racing motorcross together. Peace be with you and the Fox family.

 

Sonya Cooper posted on 10/4/21

My deepest sympathy for the family.

 

Coleen Fox posted on 10/4/21

I will miss you with all my heart. Thank you so much for the wonderful life you gave me. I love you to the moon and back. Forever yours, love Coleen

 

Mark Yarnell posted on 10/3/21

So very sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. We met when we both worked at Empire Detroit Steel and enjoyed talking dirt bikes, and seeing each others families at the annual union Christmas parties. My condolences to Paul’s family.

 

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