Lynn R. Fox, 90

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Lynn R. Fox, 90, of Carrollton died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at Mercy Medical Center in Canton.

Born March 28, 1930, in Malvern, he was a son of Earl and Irma Hoopes Fox. 

Lynn was a locally renowned artist, having a running political cartoon, “John”, in the Times Reporter for eight years from 1986-1994, and owning and operating his own photography studio in Carrollton. 

During his life, he served three terms as mayor of Carrollton from 1973-1985, and was a member of many organizations including the Carrollton VFW and the Carroll County Commission for the Advancement of the Arts. He served as a former master at the Carrollton Masonic Lodge, and was a founding and lifetime member of the Carroll County Historical Society and the Carroll County Veterans Club. Lynn proudly served in the 13th Bomb Squadron during the Korean War. 

He is survived by his two sons, Matthew L. (Darlene) Fox of Dover and Mitchell D. (Barb) Fox of Carrollton; grandchildren, Brian of New Philadelphia and Kirby Fox of Dover; and one brother, David (Pat) Fox of Opelika, AL. 

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, in 2011; and one brother, Donald Fox. 

Walk-through visitation for Lynn will be held Thursday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton followed by a public graveside service at 1 p.m. at Westview Cemetery with full military honors by the VFW and American Legion. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Lynn’s name to the Carroll County Arts Center or Carroll County Historical Society.

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