Josephine Atchley Vaughan Fox

Dec. 19, 2012 @ 12:46 AM

Josephine Atchley Vaughan Fox, age 90, of south Knoxville, died quietly in her sleep on December 17, 2012. Josephine was of the Christian faith.  She was born in Roane County on April 12, 1922 and was the youngest of eight children.  Her passion in life was her family and animals, especially her beloved dog, Foxy, who was a true companion to her at the end.  She married young and had five children.  She is survived by two of her children, Don Fox Jr., and Josephine Haverly Hildreth.  She will be greatly missed by her large family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Russell Fox; daughter, Sandra Lee Fox Hankins; her sons, James Russell Fox and Gary Wayne Fox;  sisters, Mrs. Lula Pulliam, Mrs. Claude Day, Mrs. J.M. Walker;  brothers, Hugh, William G. , Ernest Vaughan, and Charles (Pug) Vaughan; Daughter-in-law; Patricia Charlene K. Fox, grandson, Shane Howard Hildreth; great grandson, Timmy Fox.

Survivors: Son:  Don Fox, Sr.; Daughter and son-in-law: Josephine Haverly Fox Hildreth and husband John Howard; Grandchildren:   Bobby Flynn,  Don Fox, Jr., Kenny Fox, Rusty Fox, Timmy Fox, Glenda Hankins , Kevin Hankins, Sherrie Staeps, Jamie Yankee; 22 Great grandchildren; Several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society of TN Valley P.O. Box 51723 Knoxville, TN 37950, and Young Williams Animal Center 3201 Division St NW Knoxville, TN 37919.

Funeral service 6:30 PM Thursday in Atchley’s Seymour Chapel with Rev. Charlie McNutt officiating.  Interment 10 AM Friday in Highland South Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 5-6:30 PM Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, TN 37865. 865-577-2807