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James Lee Fox, Sr.
October 15, 1954 -
October 9, 2023

Visitation

October 12, 2023
12pm to 2pm

Serviceย 

October 12, 2023
2pm

Interment

October 12, 2023
Obituary

Funeral service for James Lee Fox, Sr., age 68, of Fayetteville, TN, will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Graham, Bro. Ennis Hyman and Bro. James Strope officiating. Burial will follow at Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be from 12 PM until 2 PM on Thursday at Higgins Funeral Home.

James Lee was born on October 15, 1954, in Lincoln County, Tennessee to the late J.D. Fox, Sr., and Kathleen Landers Fox. Mr. Fox proudly served Lincoln County families through Higgins Funeral Home for 52 years. In his spare time, James Lee enjoyed treasure hunting at Goodwill and spending time with his family. Mr. Fox passed away on October 9, 2023, at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, TN.

James Lee married the love of his life on June 25, 1973, Veronica Clark Fox. Additional survivors include his children, James Lee (Amy) Fox, Jr., Ann Marie Fox (Carlos) Sawdey, and Cathryn Franklin Fox; grandchildren, Amanda, Tori, Namisha, Shashanie, and Remeisha; 6 great-grandchildren; siblings, Lewis (Jean) Owen, Thomas (Bridget) Fox, Larry Fox, Gary Fox, JD Fox, Jr., Linda Bailey, and Brenda Dance; a devoted and loving niece, Sonya Fox; long-time friend, Wayne Holman; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members, and his Higgins Funeral Home family. In addition to his parents, James Lee was preceded in death by his son, John Lewis Fox; grandson, James Lewis Fox; brothers, John Fox, and Ricky Fox; and sisters, Kathy Jones, and Jean Willingham.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of James Lee Fox, Sr.

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22 Comments

  1. CAPTAIN SCOTT SHELTON

    To the family,
    I pray for you and hope you find solace in knowing how loved James Lee was.
    I worked with his father JD many years ago. I met James Lee when working with JD. Both men were blessed with cheerful dispositions and ability to work on anything.
    James Lee buried most everyone in my family. I will miss our hugs and talks. God bless you my friend.

    Reply
  2. Roderick Owens

    You know the world may know you as James Lee but for me forever it was always good ole Uncle Jim! When I ponder the definition of what a real man represents, I can truly attest you defined it everyday. We shared so many laughs its unreal in fact everytime I made it home I tried to find you and most of the time you found me. And you always treated My Mother, My Brother and Myself thr same way you treated your own and for that I am forever grateful and in your debts. I will always keep the love for you as you always loved all that wanted to be a part of you. Always 100 percent genuine In all you did. I see it in your Wife, kids, and friends. Uncle Jim your Rest In Peace and one day we will have our laughs again. Love you very much. You will be missed but never forgotten!!

    Reply
  3. Alex Owens

    Uncle James Lee; I always looked forward to you just rolling up on me when I was somewhere I knew were gonna show up. It was always you driving, Aunt Lou, Ann Marie ( Re Re), and her daughters and I always looked forward to seeing you all. No matter what was going on in your life, it never seemed to be more than you could handle because you always were either laughing or smiling when we would see one another. That is what I will take with me to always see you in that light. Rest in peace uncle Jim and much love to you and the family.

    Reply
  4. Cathryn

    I love you daddy thank you for being the best daddy in the world rest in heavenly peace save me a seat I’ll see you soon

    Reply
  5. Cathryn Franklin

    I love you daddy rest in heavenly peace thank you for being my daddy save me a seat I’ll see you soon

    Reply
  6. MeMe

    My condolences and prayers to my family. Iโ€™m so sorry for your loss.
    No more pain ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝโค๏ธโ€๐Ÿฉน๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

    Reply
  7. Dorothy Taylor

    So sorry for your loss sending prayers

    Reply
  8. Denisemitchell

    U will be missed mr.foxx

    Reply
  9. Dee Hedgspeth

    I am so sorry for your loss. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

    Reply
  10. Lynn Brown

    So sorry for the loss of mr fox a good man prayers to the family

    Reply
  11. Brenda Dance Fox

    Here we are planning what we will do today, tomorrow, next week or even next year, while we are planning we don’t even know what these days will bring. Your life is like the grass and all its glory and like the beautiful flowers, but remember the grass withers and the flowers die you are like a shadow that passes by…

    One day your life will pass away like smoke, like the passing wind that comes not again. We all must die no one gets out alive. We are like spilled water on the ground which can not be gathered back up again.

    I will miss you my dear brother; I pray to meet you in Heaven on That Great Day! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

    Reply
  12. Annette Vaughn

    James Jr,Any, and family, sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  13. Vickie Emmons

    So sorry to hear of his passing. Praying for comfort, peace, strength and understanding in the dark days ahead.

    Reply
  14. Ann sawdey

    Iโ€™m going miss you a lot and I love you and save me a spot for me and my son I said hello I was a daddyโ€™s girl every body that knows me

    Reply
  15. Namisha

    Man oh don’t we have some great memories. You taught me how to skin a fish in grannys kitchen lol we got in trouble for it ๐Ÿ˜‚ all the time you used to call me boy you taught me how to drive a motorcycle man papa you was my best friend. You gave me the nickname Mookie I remember when you told me I couldn’t go nowhere else with you when I told Granny on you when I was a kid. It was always me and you. I have so many memories of us it’s unreal. Man we love and miss you down here ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ. You’ll always be my best friend!! Save me a spot right beside you for when it’s my time to go. I love you papa!!!

    Reply
  16. Lawrence Hampton

    James was a good man that God gave us. He had a big smile and a kind word for
    everyone that he came in contact with and he will surely be miss.

    Reply
  17. Shinar Hurd- Smith

    Your wit and humor will be missed. The John L. and Myrtle Cathey will miss you. I remember all the times when everyone was younger being in church and all the singing done between the Landers and Fox families. Tell everyone in heaven we all say hello and continue to save our seats “For we know not the time nor the Hour”.

    Reply
  18. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    To the family, Iโ€™m so sorry to hear of Mr Fox passing. I have known him most all my life and he was such a sweet and kind man. Hard worker. He worked with my dad for years at the funeral home and was always there to him and my mom anytime they needed him. He will be missed by so many. My prayers are with you during this sad time. May God provide peace.

    Reply
  19. Kevin Henderson

    Man I Iโ€™m going miss you My Guy save me spot when itโ€™s my time

    Reply
  20. Jessica Foxx Taylor

    We always wondered when you passed who was gonna dig your grave unk you meant a lot to us now its your time to rest

    Reply
  21. Marvine Marks

    I will never forget his presence always for my grandkids. And always a smile A very special man and beloved by so many. His work at Higgins meant so much to to so many. He will be missed My prayers to all the family

    Reply
  22. Shashanie Fox

    Weโ€™re gonna miss you papa so much just a wonderful man!โค๏ธ๐Ÿฅบ

    Reply

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22 Comments

  1. CAPTAIN SCOTT SHELTON

    To the family,
    I pray for you and hope you find solace in knowing how loved James Lee was.
    I worked with his father JD many years ago. I met James Lee when working with JD. Both men were blessed with cheerful dispositions and ability to work on anything.
    James Lee buried most everyone in my family. I will miss our hugs and talks. God bless you my friend.

    Reply
  2. Roderick Owens

    You know the world may know you as James Lee but for me forever it was always good ole Uncle Jim! When I ponder the definition of what a real man represents, I can truly attest you defined it everyday. We shared so many laughs its unreal in fact everytime I made it home I tried to find you and most of the time you found me. And you always treated My Mother, My Brother and Myself thr same way you treated your own and for that I am forever grateful and in your debts. I will always keep the love for you as you always loved all that wanted to be a part of you. Always 100 percent genuine In all you did. I see it in your Wife, kids, and friends. Uncle Jim your Rest In Peace and one day we will have our laughs again. Love you very much. You will be missed but never forgotten!!

    Reply
  3. Alex Owens

    Uncle James Lee; I always looked forward to you just rolling up on me when I was somewhere I knew were gonna show up. It was always you driving, Aunt Lou, Ann Marie ( Re Re), and her daughters and I always looked forward to seeing you all. No matter what was going on in your life, it never seemed to be more than you could handle because you always were either laughing or smiling when we would see one another. That is what I will take with me to always see you in that light. Rest in peace uncle Jim and much love to you and the family.

    Reply
  4. Cathryn

    I love you daddy thank you for being the best daddy in the world rest in heavenly peace save me a seat I’ll see you soon

    Reply
  5. Cathryn Franklin

    I love you daddy rest in heavenly peace thank you for being my daddy save me a seat I’ll see you soon

    Reply
  6. MeMe

    My condolences and prayers to my family. Iโ€™m so sorry for your loss.
    No more pain ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝโค๏ธโ€๐Ÿฉน๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

    Reply
  7. Dorothy Taylor

    So sorry for your loss sending prayers

    Reply
  8. Denisemitchell

    U will be missed mr.foxx

    Reply
  9. Dee Hedgspeth

    I am so sorry for your loss. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

    Reply
  10. Lynn Brown

    So sorry for the loss of mr fox a good man prayers to the family

    Reply
  11. Brenda Dance Fox

    Here we are planning what we will do today, tomorrow, next week or even next year, while we are planning we don’t even know what these days will bring. Your life is like the grass and all its glory and like the beautiful flowers, but remember the grass withers and the flowers die you are like a shadow that passes by…

    One day your life will pass away like smoke, like the passing wind that comes not again. We all must die no one gets out alive. We are like spilled water on the ground which can not be gathered back up again.

    I will miss you my dear brother; I pray to meet you in Heaven on That Great Day! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

    Reply
  12. Annette Vaughn

    James Jr,Any, and family, sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  13. Vickie Emmons

    So sorry to hear of his passing. Praying for comfort, peace, strength and understanding in the dark days ahead.

    Reply
  14. Ann sawdey

    Iโ€™m going miss you a lot and I love you and save me a spot for me and my son I said hello I was a daddyโ€™s girl every body that knows me

    Reply
  15. Namisha

    Man oh don’t we have some great memories. You taught me how to skin a fish in grannys kitchen lol we got in trouble for it ๐Ÿ˜‚ all the time you used to call me boy you taught me how to drive a motorcycle man papa you was my best friend. You gave me the nickname Mookie I remember when you told me I couldn’t go nowhere else with you when I told Granny on you when I was a kid. It was always me and you. I have so many memories of us it’s unreal. Man we love and miss you down here ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ. You’ll always be my best friend!! Save me a spot right beside you for when it’s my time to go. I love you papa!!!

    Reply
  16. Lawrence Hampton

    James was a good man that God gave us. He had a big smile and a kind word for
    everyone that he came in contact with and he will surely be miss.

    Reply
  17. Shinar Hurd- Smith

    Your wit and humor will be missed. The John L. and Myrtle Cathey will miss you. I remember all the times when everyone was younger being in church and all the singing done between the Landers and Fox families. Tell everyone in heaven we all say hello and continue to save our seats “For we know not the time nor the Hour”.

    Reply
  18. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    To the family, Iโ€™m so sorry to hear of Mr Fox passing. I have known him most all my life and he was such a sweet and kind man. Hard worker. He worked with my dad for years at the funeral home and was always there to him and my mom anytime they needed him. He will be missed by so many. My prayers are with you during this sad time. May God provide peace.

    Reply
  19. Kevin Henderson

    Man I Iโ€™m going miss you My Guy save me spot when itโ€™s my time

    Reply
  20. Jessica Foxx Taylor

    We always wondered when you passed who was gonna dig your grave unk you meant a lot to us now its your time to rest

    Reply
  21. Marvine Marks

    I will never forget his presence always for my grandkids. And always a smile A very special man and beloved by so many. His work at Higgins meant so much to to so many. He will be missed My prayers to all the family

    Reply
  22. Shashanie Fox

    Weโ€™re gonna miss you papa so much just a wonderful man!โค๏ธ๐Ÿฅบ

    Reply

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