CONCORD Robert Morris Fox Sr., 86, of Concord, passed away at his home Monday, July 15, 2019. The Fox family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 18, at Gordon Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant, and again at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Wright Cemetery in Jenkins Township, VanWert, Ohio, with graveside services to follow at 12 p.m. A native of VanWert County, Ohio, Robert was born Oct. 3, 1932, to Morris V. Fox and Orhea Stose Fox. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sons, Stephen Lynn Fox in 1983, and Robert M. Fox Jr., in 2004, and his wife, Ettamay Ellen Patrick Fox, in 1995. An engineer by training, Robert retired from IBM with many years of service. He served his country in the Korean War as a member of the U.S. Navy. As a retired veteran, he was passionate about and active with American Legion Post 301 in Mt. Pleasant, the Cabarrus County DAV and the Civil Air Patrol. He always enjoyed flying, collecting stamps, Ohio State football, and the Carolina Panthers. He attended Friendship United Methodist Church. Survivors left to cherish his memory are son, Melvin O. Fox (Tina) of Celeste, Texas; daughter, Orhea Fox of Concord; brother, Richard Fox of Vendocia, Ohio; and a host of nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be directed to American Legion Post 301, 1364 N. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, NC 28124; or Friendship United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1382, Mt. Pleasant, NC, 2814. Gordon Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant is serving the Fox family. Online condolences may be made at www.gordonfuneralhome.com.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... SOUTH CENTRAL CABARRUS COUNTY IN THE PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA... * UNTIL 1000 PM EDT. * AT 804 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA. UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN SINCE AROUND 7 PM. * SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... MIDLAND AND HARRISBURG. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF UP TO AN INCH IS POSSIBLE OVER THE AREA. THIS IS EXPECTED TO RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING. THE MAIN IMPACT OF THIS HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE TO CAUSE RAPID RISES ON SMALL STREAMS BETWEEN HARRISBURG AND MIDLAND. THESE WOULD INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO ANDERSON CREEK, BACK CREEK, AND REEDY CREEK. AREA THAT DRAIN POORLY, INCLUDING DRAINAGE DITCHES AND LOW SPOTS IN ROADWAYS CAN ALSO BE EXPECTED TO FLOOD. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. ONLY WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO, PLEASE REPORT FLOODWATERS OR LANDSLIDES FLOWING OVER ROADS OR THREATENING PROPERTY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, 1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, BY POSTING ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, OR VIA TWITTER USING HASHTAG NWSGSP. YOUR MESSAGE SHOULD DESCRIBE THE EVENT AND THE SPECIFIC LOCATION WHERE IT OCCURRED, INCLUDING ROADWAYS, NEARBY CROSS STREETS, STREAM NAMES, AND OTHER LANDMARKS. &&