Marion Fielden Fox 1926-2023

A Visitation and Memorial Service Celebrating Marion’s Life

Sunday Afternoon, January 22, 2023

Visitation from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Service Begins at 4:00 PM

South Shore Christian Church

130 Bristol Drive

Decatur, Illinois  62521

Pastor Steve Young, Officiating


Macon County Animal Shelter

Marion F. Fox, 96 of Decatur died at his home Friday January 13, 2023.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held 4:00 pm Sunday January 22, 2023 at South Shores Christian Church (130 Bristol Drive Decatur, IL. 62521) with Pastor Steve Young officiating. Visitation with the family will be one hour before service time at the church. Private inurnment will be in Point Pleasant Cemetery Long Creek, IL. Memorials may be made to the Macon County Animal Shelter. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.

Marion was born in July of 1926, in Indianola, Illinois the eldest son of Willis B. and Grace G. Fox. He graduated from Fairmont High School in 1944. Marion enlisted in the U.S. Navy June 1, 1944, and served as a radarman on LST1101 in the Pacific Ocean. He was honorably discharge in 1946. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. degree in 1949 and a M.S. in 1952. Marion began his teaching and coaching career at Winslow, Illinois in January 1950. He later taught at Durand, Illinois and McHenry, Illinois before joining the staff at Stephen Decatur High School in1957. He was employed in various teaching and administrative positions at SDHS until 1974. He taught Social Studies at Eisenhower High School from 1974 to 1976. Marion served as principal at MacArthur High School from 1976 until retirement in 1986.

Surviving is his sister, Marjorie Block, children, Nancy (Jerry) Mills of Decatur, David (Linda) Fox of Haddonfield, New Jersey, Judith Fox of St. Paul, Minnesota, stepson, Russell (Chris) Hollingsworth of Indianapolis, Indiana, step son-in-law Terry Meyer, twelve grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents, wife Sadie, brother Joe and stepdaughter Paula Meyer.

Marion was a long-time backer of the Illini, Cubs, Bears and slow racehorses.

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