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Shamus Ryan Fox

Shamus Ryan Fox, 35, of Cardinal Circle in Lancaster, died Sunday December 18, 2011 at his residence. Born February 20, 1976 in Portsmouth, Ohio, he was a son of Paula & Kenneth Fox of Lancaster. Shamus was a bricklayer, attended the Forks of Dix River Baptist Church and was active with helping coach several Little League Sports programs. His survivors include his parents, his wife, Angie E. Fox of Lancaster, a son , Chase Kenton Fox, a daughter, Lia Mari Fox , his mother in law, Connie Cornelius of Stanford, a grandmother in law, Thursie Carpenter of Lancaster and several Aunts , Uncles & Cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard & Avenell Fox. Services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Jerry Browning. Pallbearers will be  James Littrell, Lanny Ray, Jeff Moss, Jason Sparks, David Grubbs & David Simpson. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM till service time Thursday. Ramsey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Friends may leave condolences and special memories on his tribute wall at

11 Condolences

  • Paula Fox Posted December 20, 2011 5:49 am

    Our only child Shamus left us too soon. His death is a tragedy, our hearts are breaking, and I already miss him so much it hurts. His wonderful children Chase and Lia are his legacy. He was a loving father with full devotion to them. Chase and Lia are the best of what this world has to offer. If you are a friend, teacher, or other wise involved in their lives give them all the love you have to spare. Our grief goes beyond expression. But the outpouring of love, prayers, and support give us great comfort. Shamus is at peace and with time maybe our hearts can heal with your prayers, our faith, and God’s amazing grace. Thank you to everyone for everything in this time of sorrow.
    Paula Fox

  • Mom Posted December 25, 2011 6:28 am

    It’s Christmas morning and I keep thinking Shamus will come through the kitchen door.

    He loved this season and taking Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to just spend time with his family. He loved coming to our house to see the kids open gifts and he really looked forward to the big dinner I would cook with all his favorite foods.

    The season will never be the same without him.

    We are celebrating the birth of Christ, God’s only son, who he gave for us that we may have everlasting life. I know now what a sacrafice that was. The ultimate gift.

    At Shamus’s funeral,Brother Jerry shared the video of Logan, a little boy who was grieving over the loss of his calf. It was the perfect context for me to really hear “”God knows”” my sorrow.

    Give praise to God for all his blessings. All we have on this earth comes from him who created us. At this Christmas season, believe his promise to us. Spend time with your family in a way that honors the reason for this season, the birth of God’s only son.”

  • Mom Posted February 20, 2012 6:27 am

    Today would have been your 36th birthday. We are missing you and will celebrate your life and love in our hearts. I know you and your Dad are together and have complete peace. We love you Shamus.

  • Mom Posted March 11, 2012 6:12 am

    You left us on a Sunday and now Sundays are hard. Another Sunday without you. Another Sunday we will miss sitting together at the kitchen table for dinner. Another Sunday without hearing about your past week and your hopes for next week. For this Sunday and every Sunday for the rest of my life I will think of you and give thanks to God for 35 years to be your Mom. I love you.

  • Mom Posted April 22, 2012 6:11 am

    It’s been 4 months since you left us. Seems like 4 years. Thinking of you today. Another Sunday wihout you. I miss you so much. Thinking of your smile. I love you. Mom

  • Mom Posted May 10, 2012 6:10 am

    I found an old Mother’s Day card from you. You thanked me and told me you loved me. What a blessing to find this before this Mother’s Day. I’ll be thinking of you my son and how blessed I am to have been your Mom. I love you. I miss you.

  • Mom Posted August 18, 2012 6:09 am

    You left us 8 months ago today. Somedays it feels like 8 years, hard to hang onto the memories. Other days it feels like 8 days, like you will walk in the door at any minute. Theses degrees of separation are evidence of healing and yet my heart breaks every day. I watched a home movie last night and saw your smile and heard your voice. Bittersweet as I saw you happy and enjoying family and life. I love you and miss you. Mom

  • Mom Posted December 16, 2012 6:08 am

    Another Sunday and I miss you more. Love, Mom

  • Mom Posted December 17, 2012 6:04 am

    A year tomorrow since you left without goodbyes. I am so thankful you called that Saturday evening to talk. No one on this earth knows what you were going through, only God. I miss you beyond words Shamus. My peace is knowing you asked the Lord to come into your heart those last months and you and your Dad are together this Christmas in heaven. I think of you working together, fishing, playing golf. What a celebration this holy day will be for the two of you.I told you God’s grace is amazing. I will hold you in my heart until I am there with you. You will never be forgotten here. I will always wake up thinking of your smile and your love for us. My precious child.
    I Love You, Mom

  • Mom Posted February 19, 2013 6:02 am

    It’s your birthday and I am missing you more than ever. I long for your smile and the sound of your voice. Shamus….I picked a beautiful name for a beautiful son. I love you.


  • Mom Posted September 6, 2013 6:00 am

    Thinking of you Shamus, every day, always.

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