Doris I. Fox

February 3, 1924-December 26, 2017


Doris I. Fox, age 93, Joplin, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at the Communities of the Wildwood.

Doris was born February 3, 1924 in Brownsville, Texas, daughter of the late Julius C. Chapman and Lilly M. Bunch Chapman.  She worked for J.C. Penney in the accounting department of over 36 years.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Joplin.

In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Edward Fox who passed away on 2005, a son, Rick E. Fox who passed as a result of the Joplin tornado in 2011; a brother, Harold Chapman and a sister, Ruth Selby.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Joann Chapman; nephews, Dr. Gary Shelby and wife Teresa, Steven Selby and wife Kim all of Joplin; Michael Chapman and wife Paula of Arlington, Texas; several great-nieces and nephews.

Inurnment of her ashes will be private in Ozark Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

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