(The following obituary is taken from the Parker Mortuary website.)
Rick E. Fox, age 56 of Joplin, passed away May 22, 2011 as a result of injuries sustained in the tornado.
Born October 20, 1954 in Joplin, he graduated from Eagle-Picher Training Center in 1975. Since 1976, he has worked at Joplin Workshops. A Christian, he was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and attended First Presbyterian Church. Rick enjoyed all sports and was an accomplished bowler, participating on the Special Olympics Bowling Team.
His father, Richard E. Fox, preceded him in death on March 2, 2005.
Survivors include his mother, Doris Fox of Joplin; his aunt, Joann Chapman of Grand Prairie, Tex.; cousins, Gary and Teri Selby, Steve and Kim Selby, John and Larrah Selby, Matt and Mike Selby, Jason and Chad Chapman, Aimee and Eric Golden, Stevie Selby, Mike & Paul Chapman, Dane and Katie Bell; very special friends, Shirley and Sheila, with whom he enjoyed many vacations which enriched Rick’s life. Numerous friends will also miss him.
Graveside services will be held 4:00 p.m. Thursday at Ozark Memorial Park Mausoleum, under the direction of Parker Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to Joplin Workshop, Inc.