Lawrence "Larry" Joseph Fox was “born in ‘42” to parents, Frances J. Court and Alphonse P. Fox, of Vancouver, Wash. He lived in Clark County all his life. He passed away peacefully, after a four year long battle with cancer.
Larry attended Battle Ground schools and graduated in 1960. He met Carol McMahon in 1961, and they married in 1963. Larry worked at Alcoa for three years, and then Nabisco for 12 years, before injury led him into locksmithing. They moved to a 30 acre farm in Yacolt, Wash., where he established All County Locksmith in 1982. Larry closed the business and retired in 1996.
Shortly after, Larry and Carol sold the house, bought an R.V., and traveled the fiUnited States for the next five years. The highlight being a three month trip to Alaska the summer of 1998. They bought a small place in Golden Shores, Ariz., and were snowbirds there until 2005. Larry loved traveling, spending time with his family, teasing grandkids, T.V., and yard work, puttering in his shop, car repair, farming, fifishing, and singing “5 Golden Rings” at Christmas.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carol; daughters, Sandra O’Hayer (John), and Kathleen Wright (Mark); four grandchildren, Melissa Wright, Ian O’Hayer, Kaitlyn McBride (Jed), and Angela Kirchner (Nic); sisters, Lorraine Thomas (Glen), and Bonnie J. Lee (Ronnie); and extended family, including brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and family in Eastern Oregon and Montana.
Words can’t express what a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather Larry was, and how much he will be missed.
Graveside services were held May 3, 2021, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family wishes to acknowledge Kaiser Hospice, who gave tremendous care to him and support to the family. Donations to honor Larry may be sent to Kaiser Vancouver – Hospice Care.