Brian M. Fox died today at 2:45am at Rhode Island Hospital.
The Fox family has felt and deeply appreciated all your prayers. Veronica asks you to pray God’s peace over her 3 sons: Isaac, Joshua and Jacob.
A Celebration Service will be held at Evangelical Friends Church of Newport (70 Bliss Mine Rd. Middletown, RI 02842) at 3:00pm this Saturday, September 20.
To honor Brian’s legacy, the Fox family has requested that EFC move forward with the pre-planned Fall Clothing Sale (benefiting EFC’s missions work in Jamaica) on Sat. from 9am to 1pm at the Upper Greene Lane Community Center, One Puritan Dr. Middletown, RI.
The Fox family kindly requests that you respect their privacy at this time.
Below is Brian Fox’s obituary to appear in the Sept. 19 edition of the Newport Daily News. Also friends of the Fox family have set up the “Brian Fox Family Fund.” Checks made payable to the fund or cash can be sent to EFC at 70 Bliss Mine Rd. Middletown RI 02842.
Portsmouth – Brian Macleod Fox passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014, surrounded by his family, dear friends and loving wife, Veronica. Brian is preceded in death by his father, William P. Fox and mother, Mary Ann Fox. As a loving father himself, he spent a lot of quality time with sons Isaac, Joshua and Jacob. He taught them so many valuable skills, one favorite being working and fixing cars together. He also leaves behind sister, Chrissy Macomber Fox.
As an accomplished songwriter, guitarist and vocalist, Brian was passionate about music and devoted time to practicing his art. His work brought joy to others and provided a vehicle for many to praise and worship the Lord. To hear Brian play was truly a blessing to those around him. He has recorded two CDs, www.brianfoxmusic.com and functioned as a guitarist on the worship team at the Evangelical Friends Church (EFC) of Newport, Rhode Island.
Brian graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1977 and he pursued additional education at Barrington College, completing an undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies. His passions and life mission continued on, flourishing in his music and the study of God’s word. His thoughtful study also led to Brian being a published author of The Seed.
He also impacted those around him in so many unique ways. His job involved driving bus for the Portsmouth School District. Many young children thought he looked so much like Santa Claus when he wore his beard long and white. It was not uncommon to hear him say to the young kids, “Ho, ho, ho. Now you can cross and go,” when he wore a Santa hat during the Christmas season. The kids loved it.
You could also find Brian and the boys spending Saturday morning going to garage sales. One fond memory is the morning starting off with buying breakfast milkshakes to begin the day. It will remain a cherished family memory.
Brian’s wife Veronica would like to thank all for the wonderful prayers and support provided over the last several days. She has said that “I will praise the Lord at all times and his praises shall continually be in my mouth” in the midst of her deep grief and sorrow. Psalm 34:1
Please join the family to celebrate Brian’s life and together to praise the Lord for his many blessings. A celebration of his life will be held at Evangelical Friends Church on Saturday, September 20th at 3:00pm. 70 Bliss Mine Rd, Middletown, RI.