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Lewis Nevin Fox, MD, 91, passed away on February 11, 2018.
Born March 22, 1926, in Morgantown, West Virginia, and raised in Prenter, West Virginia, he was the son of Benson Earl Fox, who worked as a coal miner, and Marie Nicholson Fox, who worked as a postmaster.
He graduated as salutatorian of Sherman High School where he played the clarinet in the marching band. He then enlisted in the United States Army and served as a Sergeant for the 76th Infantry in Europe during World War II. After the war, he went on to graduate from Marshall University with a bachelor's degree in chemistry, attended West Virginia University's medical school, and graduated from the Medical College of Virginia. He interned at Charleston General Hospital (CAMC).
Lew began his medical practice as the physician for Slab Fork Coal Company and shortly after married Shirley Gray Walters in 1957. He then set up a private practice in Mabscott, West Virginia, where he practiced for over 30 years. He was an avid fisherman and lover of big band and jazz music.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley; daughter, Lynn Evans and her husband Kenneth; grandchildren: Christopher Drescher and his wife Abigail, Molly Widney and her husband Evan, Ashley Evans, and Ethan Evans; great grandson, Fox Drescher; and son-in-law, Alan Drescher
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his younger sister, Frances Dolores Fox, and his oldest daughter, Nancy Drescher.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, February 16th at 11:00am in the Beckley Presbyterian Church, 203 South Kanawha Street. Rev. Jim Burton, Pastor of Beckley Presbyterian Church will be officiating the service.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Lew's memory to the Beckley Presbyterian Church.
Published on February 13, 2018
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