World War II Veteran.|
Entered the National Guard in 1926 as an enlisted man and went on active duty the following year. He served as an enlisted man in the Cavalry, the Coast Artillery and the Medical Corps until 1942, when he was commissioned a second lieutenant. After a tour at Brooke General Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, he went to Europe in 1944 and served in the Rhineland campaign. He returned to the United States in 1945, and went to the Far East in 1947. He returned to Fort Bliss, Okla. In 1949, and then went to Fort Monmouth where he retired as Lieutenant Colonel in 1954.
Buel was born in Emberton, Kentucky to Sammie Proctor and Lula Jane Rich Fox. His younger brothers were Lawrence and Ausborn "Curley", one brother Carl Leon, died in infancy and is buried on the Fox Farm in Monroe County, Kentucky.
Buel arrived in Dickens County in 1913. After farming in the Afton area for awhile, they moved to their own farm on the Crosby/Dickens line. Their house was an old school building, called "Crazy Flats" which was moved to their property. Buel attended Leatherwood and McAdoo schools.
At sixteen, Buel ran away from home and joined the U.S. Army. He made this his career until his retirement in 1954 as Lieutenant Colonel.
While stationed in San Antonio, Buel met and married Helen Kimes.
After retirement they made their home in El Paso.
Buel was a very intelligent man, concerned with politics and the world's future. His hobby was Genealogy and he enjoyed making trips and meeting other family members as well as other genealogists.
Helen was a quiet woman. A small framed, petite woman compared to Buel who was tall. Helen enjoyed entertaining and traveling.Written by Linda Fox Hughes
Military graveside services for Buel Kermit Fox were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in McAdoo Cemetery by the honor guard of Reese Air Force Base. The Rev. J. Waid Griffin of Lubbock officiated for memorial rites at the cemetery.
King Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Mr. Fox, 64, was claimed by death at 12:10 p.m. last Wednesday in Methodist Hospital in Lubbock, where he had been a patient since June 19.
He was a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army.
Born February 11, 1910 in Emberton, KY, native, Fox resided at 400 DeLeon Drive in El Paso. He had been an El Paso resident since 1957, and formerly had lived in Crosbyton and Idalou.
A dedicated career military man, Lt. Col. Fox saw action in both WWII and the Korean conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Helen; one son, Stephen K. Fox of Athens, GA; his mother, Mrs. Lula J. Fox of Crosbyton; and two brothers, A.G. Fox of McAdoo and L.B. Fox of Clovis, NM.
©Lubbock Avalanche Journal, August 3, 1974
Graveside services for Helen Elizabeth Kimes Fox, 83, of Anderson, S.C., will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in McAdoo Cemetery with the Rev. Aidan Maguire, of St. Phillips Catholic Church in Idalou, officiating. Burial is under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Crosbyton.
She died at 9:20 p.m. Friday in Anderson Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.
She was born in Ray, KS. She married Buel Kermit Fox on Nov. 24, 1941, in San Antonio. He died in 1974. She moved from El Paso to Anderson in 1989. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.
Survivors include a son, Stephen K. of Hattiesburg, Miss.
©Lubbock Avalanche Journal, November 22, 1991
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