Lyal “Shorty” LeClair Fox Sr.

Lyal “Shorty” LeClair Fox Sr.

Lyal “Shorty” LeClair Fox Sr.
May 7, 1930 – May 28, 2018
Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 88

Lyal “Shorty” Fox Sr., age 88, died on Monday, May 28th, 2018, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He was born May 7th, 1930, the son of Merwyn L. Sr. and Elizabeth Berto Fox in New Sharon, Iowa.

Lyal graduated from Lacey High School in 1948.

Lyal spent his entire life farming and managing night clubs in the New Sharon and Oskaloosa area.

Lyal was united in marriage to Barbara Phillips in 1960 and they proudly celebrated their golden anniversary in 2010 with their family.

Lyal was a published author and active in many local community organizations, serving as an officer in the local Junior Chamber of Commerce, and as their State Vice President in 1959. He was also a member of the Oskaloosa Elks Lodge for over 55 years.

He is survived by his wife Barbara; their three childre: Lyal (& Cara) Fox, Jr, of Norway, Iowa, Curt (Roxanne) Fox of Ankeny, Iowa, and Katherine (Lance) Dare of Des Moines, Iowa; grandsons: Lyal Fox III of Alexandria, Virginia and Noah Fox of Ankeny, Iowa; granddaughter, Gabrielle Fox of Ankeny, Iowa; step-grandson, Jake Dare of Des Moines, Iowa; step-granddaughters, Anna and Chloe Schmidt of Norway, Iowa; great-granddaughters, Lorelai and Kira; sister, Eileen (Kenny) Ward of New Sharon, Iowa; brother-in-law, Dick Holloway of Bloomington, Minnesota; and sister-in-law, Joyce Fox of New Sharon, Iowa

Lyal was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Merwyn L. Fox Jr. of New Sharon, Iowa; his sister, Patricia Holloway of Bloomington, Minnesota; and his sister-in-law, Mary Phillips of Oskaloosa, Iowa.

According to Lyal’s wishes, his body has been cremated and private family services will be held. Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at the Serenity House in Oskaloosa for being there for Lyal in his final days.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Lyal “Shorty” LeClair Fox Sr please visit the Bates Funeral Chapel Sympathy Store.

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