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James "Buster" Layton Fox

May 31, 1938 ~ January 6, 2021 (age 82)


Mr. James “Buster” Layton Fox, age 82 of Almo, Kentucky, passed away on Wednesday, January 6th at the Mercy Health Hospice Care Center in Paducah.


He was born on May 31, 1938 between the lakes in Model, Tennessee. Buster as he was known was one of ten children born to the late Clyde M. and Ruby Lorene Knight Fox.


He met Nancy Carolyn Kelley and they were married in Corinth, Mississippi in 1956. At the time of Nancy’s death, they had been married 54 years.


Buster was a loving and wonderful father to his daughters, Regina and Anna, as well as the best grandfather to Corey, Brandon and Miriam. Buster and Nancy welcomed many people into their home and hearts throughout the years and always treated everyone like family.


He proudly belonged to Iron Workers Local 66 of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union in San Antonio, Texas. During slowdowns in iron working, he worked on construction and roofing jobs. He was injured on an iron working job in 1999, forcing him to retire after more than 35 years of working on projects throughout the US.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Carolyn Kelley Fox; two brothers, Edward Fox and Bobby Gene Fox and five sisters, Lucille Fox, Dorothy Fox Knott, Glora Faye Fox, Anna Mae Fox Hargrove and Linda Fox Faulkner Pepper.


Those left to cherish his memory include his daughters, Regina Fox Slaughter (John) of Almo, Kentucky and Anna Fox of San Antonio, Texas; three grandchildren, Corey Slaughter of Germantown, Tennessee, Brandon Slaughter of Murray, Kentucky and Miriam Fox of San Antonio, Texas; one brother Charles Wayne Fox of Dickson, Tennessee and one sister Ellon Hawkins (Wayne) of Mayfield, Kentucky. He was also blessed with many nieces and nephews that he adored and who adored him back.


Due to the current pandemic and concerns of the family, as well as restrictions, the family will have a memorial service at a later date. Thank you for understanding.


Expressions of sympathy may be sent to WATCH, Inc., 702 Main Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

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