WADE – Gary Fox, 62, died Jan. 8, 2005, at his home. He was born Aug. 20, 1942, in Washburn the son of Basil and Joyce (Porter) Fox. Along with his father and brother, Gary operated Fox Farms for 30 years and then G & R Fox Trucking and Northern Transportation. Presently he was associated with Superior Carriers Inc., hauling chemicals. He thoroughly loved working with them and the many close friends he made there. Gary had been actively involved in farming for many years. Near the beginning of his career he was the recipient of the FFA American Farmer of the Year Award and had been a member of the Young Farmers Assoc. For several years Gary served on the Board of Directors of Maine Potato Growers, Inc. He was a long time director of the Northern Maine Fair. Gary was the assistant livestock director at the fair for many years and was a co-leader of the Aroostook Valley Baby Beef Club. He was very much interested in his community and spent several years serving as a selectman for the town of Wade and serving on the S.A.D. No. 45 Board of Directors. He was a member of Washburn Lodge No. 193, A.F. & A.M., Anah Temple Shrine and a member of the Klown Unit. He is survived by his wife, Artie Fox of Wade; a son, and his wife, Rhett and Tracy Fox of Mapleton; a daughter, Glenda Fox and her friend, Jeri Manson, of West Bath, a daughter and her husband, Tracy and William Whitten of North Waterboro; a stepson and his wife, Dennis and Kaye Elliott of Indianapolis, Ind., a stepdaughter and her husband, Denise and Kevin Gray of Clarkston, Mich., grandchildren; Jerica, Jay Lee, Dakota, River, Rayne, Thyme, Winter, Rachael, Adam, Bethany, Christina, Madison and Warren; two brothers and their wives; Ron and Janice Fox of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Jeff and Janice Fox of Dade City, Fla.; and a sister, Jill Fox of Falmouth and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two grandchildren; Jesse and Jeremy. “Life is not a Journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body. But rather to skid in broadside thoroughly used up, Totally worn out and loudly proclaiming, WOW! WHAT A RIDE!” There will be no calling hours or services. Donations in his memory may be made to either the Washburn Memorial Library, The Salmon Brook Historical Society, P.O. Box 71, Washburn, ME 04786 or to the Klown Unit Care of Jim Englund, 14 Turner St., Presque Isle, ME 04769. Arrangements are in the care of Duncan-Graves Funeral Home.