Joseph Arthur Fox, Sr of Jupiter, Florida , Eternal Fighter , passed away Tuesday June 15, 2021, at the age of 76. A profoundly loved Father, Brother, Grandfather, Uncle & Friend. Joe passed away peacefully with his family by his side. Joe was born in Paterson, NJ , November 2, to father Arthur Marenus Fox and mother Irene Sloan ( Baganz). The oldest of four sons and two daughters, Arthur Fox, James Fox, Michael Fox ( deceased), and Patricia Fox, Kathy Gegarian ( Fox) ( deceased) . Joe was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother Michael Fox and sister Kathleen Gegarian ( Fox) and his third wife Maggie . He is survived by his first wife Joyce Fox ( Beggs) and second wife Joanne Fox ( Mason ) ; Three children daughter Karen Fox husband Ed Wiercinski , Palm City, FL , son Joseph Fox, Jr wife Julie Fox , Jupiter , FL and daughter Kelly Dothard ( Fox ) husband Brad Dothard, Williamstown , NJ , Four grandchildren Christopher Wiercinski, Jack Fox, Hailey Wyatt and Dane Fox . The Grandchildren called him “ Poppie- Jo “ and " Pop Pop" LOVED him dearly. Joe graduated from Seton Hall University and was a teacher prior to entering the Military , USAF Air Force Served at McGuire Air Force base in New Jersey as a Security police officer. There he met his first wife, and served his country as Special Police in Vietnam War. He went to Tan Son Nhut Air Base in Vietnam, February 1966-1967. When he returned to the US he became a Police Officer in Camden, NJ for 7 years and was the president of the PBA. He remarried, he and second wife moved to Southern FL in the 1975. Always thinking of the next best idea Joe was definitely an entrepreneur. Over the years he has had several small businesses a moving company, a fencing company and a transportation service . Joe was an avid sports lover, he knew every player, every stat and if you wanted to win a bet just ask him which team would win! He had a huge heart, often a caretaker of his family and people in need and an all-around amazing person , people always felt welcome in his company. He was a great conversationalist, card player and just a fun person! He loved movies and reading . He truly loved his friends and family and would always start a genuine conversation with everyone! He was a foodie, savored a great dish, sweet treat and loved lots of company. He loved to cook. He was an optimist with a bright outlook on everything! Always a smile and a laugh ! He had a great sense of humor . Joe pretty much knew everyone at the VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach, even when not feeling well he would greet everyone with a smile and fun story . Matter of fact he knew everyone no matter which place it was , the deli at his grocery store , the lotto guy, the staff at a restaurant or the owner of the hot dog stand ! He was the guy you went to when you needed advice , an objective opinion, a good laugh, funny story or reassurance. Everybody has a “ Joe story” and we’d love to hear them all ! Courage is not the absence of fear, its going forward in the presence of fear. Three words to sum up Joe and his life, Empathetic, Protective, Tenacious . Joe will be laid to rest Wednesday June 30, 2021 9:00am with Military honors at South Florida National Cemetery 6501 S. State Road 7, Lake Worth, FL 33449 **Funeral arrangements are by Edward Kalis, Edward’s Cremation and Funeral services , 1108 NE 23 Drive, Wilton Manors , FL 33305 .