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John E Fox

April 16, 1953 ~ December 30, 2020 (age 67)


John E. Fox, age 67 of Culbertson, NE passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 in Lincoln, NE

John was born April 16, 1953 in Julesburg, CO to Lewis B. and Marjorie Ruth (Smith) Fox.  He was one of three children born to this union.  John grew up in Big Springs, NE, and graduated from Big Springs High School in 1971.

On June 21, 1975 John married Printha L. (Bobst) Fox in Big Springs.  They lived in Big Springs, Curtis, and in the Maywood area.  To this union three children were born. 

In 1978, John graduated from the University of Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, NE.  Shortly after graduation, his family moved to the Culbertson community.

Over the years, John worked as a farm hand, truck driver, and feed mill worker.  He enjoyed hunting, wood turning, reading, and watching his children play sports.  He raised a variety of different animals which included miniature donkeys, ducks, geese, chickens, turkeys, pheasants, sheep, and goats.  John was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Culbertson where he was a Sunday School Teacher and Lay Leader.  John was a member of the Prairie Statesman Barbershop Quartet, Hitchcock County 4-H Council, and MS Society.  John was a bowhunter safety instructor and the Nebraska Representative of the Physically Challenged Bowhunters of America. 

John loved to spend time outdoors with family and friends, camping and hunting.  The family shares fond memories of their annual trips to Halsey National Forest for the Nebraska Bowhunter Jamboree.  John loved his grandchildren dearly.

John is survived by his wife Printha Fox of Culbertson, NE;  children Amanda (Tony) White of Paxton, NE, Lewis (Crystal) Fox of Lincoln, NE, and Jeffrey (Brenda) Fox of Bennet, NE;  sisters, Judy Knoblock of Grayslake, IL and Connee (Steve) Kruml of Gordon, NE; and seven grandchildren, Isaiah, Micah, Miah, Jeremiah, Nylah, Victoriah, and Karleigh

John was proceeded in death by his parents.

Memorials are suggested to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 502 Colorado, Culbertson, NE 69024, the Culbertson Rescue Unit, P.O. Box 421, Culbertson, NE 69024, or to the Donor’s Choice.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 4, 2021 at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook, NE from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM with family greeting friends.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Culbertson with Pastor Alisa Parde, officiating.  Burial will be held at 2:00 PM (MT) at the Big Springs Cemetery in Big Springs, NE.

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Visitation with Family Present to Greet Friends
January 4, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home
305 West C Street
McCook, NE 69001

Funeral Service
January 5, 2021

11:00 AM
Trinity United Methodist Church
502 Colorado
Culbertson, NE 69024

Graveside Service
January 5, 2021

2:00 PM
Big Springs Cemetery
West Fork Road
Big Springs, NE 69122


Trinity United Methodist Church
502 Colorado, Culbertson NE 69024
Tel: 1-308-278-2367

Culbertson Rescue Unit
P.O. Box 421, Culbertson NE 69024

Donor's Choice
c/o Carpenter Breland Funeral Home, PO Box 476, McCook NE 69001
Tel: 1-308-345-3838

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