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Obituary for Jerry Emmett Fox

Mr. Jerry Emmett Fox, age 81 passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Atrium Health in Charlotte.

The family will receive friends from 11 am to 12:30 pm Friday, August 9 at Wilkinson Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow in the chapel at 12:30 pm with Rev. Steve Davis officiating. Jerry will be laid to rest in Winterville, GA on Saturday, August 10.

Jerry was born December 19, 1937 in New Hanover county, NC, a son of the late George F. Fox and Sarah Vereen Fox. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, his twin brother, Jesse, brother, George and sister, Sarah.

Jerry proudly served our country in the US Coast Guard. He was owner/operator of A-1 Grading Service, was an avid golfer and enjoyed collecting antiques, such as trains, clocks, trinkets, etc. He was a talented organist, and he had a passion for the Baptist Sharing House and his bread ministry. Jerry and his wife were part of the Red Cross Disaster Team and were members of Parkwood Baptist Church in Concord. He loved his family, and he will certainly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 29 years, Winnie Tucker Fox; daughter, Debbie Bessinger and husband, Melvin of Mt. Pleasant, SC; step-daughter, Karen Tuggle and husband, Mike of Griffin, GA.; step-son, Dean Tucker and wife, Deb of North Dakota; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Susan Brown and husband, Johnny of Wilmington, NC; sisters-in-law, Nancy Fox and Carol Fox; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Parkinson Association of Carolinas, 2101 Sardis Road North, Suite 102, Box 15, Charlotte, NC 28227.