LOGAN — Keith W. Fox, longtime resident of Logan, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, surrounded by family and friends.
Born on March 30, 1943, in Cleveland, Keith was the son of the late Margaret A. Fox of Logan and the late John W. Fox of Morierity, N.M. He also preceded in death by his brother, John S. Fox of Santee, Calif.
Keith is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joyce; daughter, Kimberly Kellogg (Dr. John Kellogg) of Bexley; and sons, Brian K. Fox of Housten, Texas and Aaron R. Fox of Logan. He had great pride and love for his children and grandchildren, Erin Kellogg, Ian Kellogg, Owen Fox, Zachary Fox and Kiley Fox. Also surviving is his sister, Nancy Hadlow of Bountiful, Utah; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was a graduate of Rowe High School in Conneaut and Bowling Green State University in 1965. After leaving the corporate world of Dow Chemical and Bestline Products of America, Keith and his family moved to Logan in 1971 to open the Hocking Valley Hunting Preserve.
After operating the business for 15 years, he moved into other interests he felt were needed in the area. In 1986, he felt many student athletes were not receiving available college scholarships, so he created College Prospects of America. For this venture he received the Small Business Award in 1990 presented by the Logan-Hocking Chamber of Commerce. Keith felt great pride for his community and worked with the Hocking Hills Tourism Association to promote businesses that would bring visitors to the area. He was instrumental in developing Rempel’s Grove that includes the Baymont Inn, the Olde Dutch Restaurant, Adventure Golf, Treehouse Treats and Treasures, The Logan Antique Mall, Hocking Hills Craft Mall, Weaver’s Country Store, Midwest Glass Outlet and Hocking Hills Canoe Livery.
Keith lived a meaningful and good life as a businessman with a love for the Hocking Hills. His wishes were to be remembered, not for any accomplishments, but for the fact that he tried to make a difference in our small area of the world. He loved seeing success in others and was quick to help when he saw a need. He will be missed, not only for what he may have contributed to our community but how he touched the lives of those who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Smith Chapel Food Pantry at 1333 E. Front St., Logan, Ohio, 43138 or a gift in memory of Keith to The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, Development Office, 660 Ackerman Rd, P.O. Box 183122, Columbus, Ohio, 43218-3112 or online at giveto.osu.edu/cancerfreeworld.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio, with the Rev. Frank Frasure officiating.
Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery, Logan, Ohio.
Calling hours will be observed on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour before the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at www.brownfuneralservice.net.