JD Fox, 53

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

John David "JD" Fox, 53, of Mountain Home, died Jan. 5, 2006.

Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

John was born in Sumter, S.C., on Aug. 22, 1952, to Derl and Eleanor Fox, the first of four children. He graduated from high school in 1972 from Lajes Field, The Azores, Portugal, and immediately enlisted in the United Sates Air Force, where he proudly served for 10 years.

While stationed at Hahn AFB in Germany, he met and married the love of his life, Cindy. It was the happiest time of his life, until they both fell victim to a terrorist attack. John's quick thinking and life-saving skills saved Cindy's life. But the couple could not overcome all the residual effects of the trauma and later divorced. John loved Cindy until the day he died, his family noted.

After traveling the country for many years, John moved to Mountain Home to be close to his family.

"He had many talents and interests, but most notably he was an avid sports fan, the New England Patriots and the Boston Red 'Sucks' (as he called them) were his passion," his family said. "He spent many hours watching games at his 'best friends,' Shirley and Chuck Ridley -- always good company, good food, and a good laugh."

He also enjoyed working crossword and number puzzles with his parents.

John was a disabled veteran and spent many hours volunteering at the VA Hospital and Nursing Home in Boise.

"He was red, white and blue through and through," his family said.

He is survived by: his parents, Derl and Ellie Fox; two sisters, Shirley, and her husband, Chuck Ridley, and Susan Rodolosi and her friend, Bill Mabry; a brother, Mike, and his wife, Marilyn Fox, of Anchorage, Alaska, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a unborn child.

Memorials can be made to the Veterans Home in Boise.