Free Daily Headlines


Set your text size: A A A
John Everette Fox Sr., 80

John Everette Fox Sr., 80

John Everette Fox Sr., 80, of Hendersonville, NC passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016.

He was a native of Buncombe County and was a resident of Henderson County since 1962.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde James Fox and Bessie Parham Fox and a brother, Jimmy Rex Fox.

He was a member of the Hendersonville First Baptist Church.

John was well known for owning John Fox House of Flowers for 32 years where he also operated a Limousine Service and a Formal Wear for men for 15 years. He had worked at Jackson Funeral Home for many years since the 50's having worked with three generations of the Jackson family.
He was a past member of the Hendersonville Elks Lodge #1616, the Hendersonville Lions Club and the Jaycees.

John was the Franchise Holder of the Hendersonville Junior Miss Scholarship Program for 32 years furthering the education of young women.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Harriett Marie White Fox; three children, John Everette “Jef” Fox Jr., two daughters, Donna Lynn Fox and Melissa Ellen Fox Owenby all of Hendersonville; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Fox Wiggins of Hendersonville, Jeffrey Scott Owenby and Andrew Raymond Owenby both of the home and a brother-in-law, Thomas V. White and his wife Rose Ann of Forest City, NC and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Chapel In The Pines of Jackson Funeral Service with Rev. Steve Scoggins and Rev. Lewis Staton officiating. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel.

Respecting the wishes of John, in lieu of flowers or contributions, the family suggests you do a random act of kindness for a stranger.

Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or to PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.