Kelley John Fox, 17 of Viborg, died late Friday evening August 31, as a result of injuries he sustained in an automobile accident. Kelley "Lil Red" Fox was born in Vermillion, SD on August 17, 2001 to Keith and Shelley (Wecker) Fox and was welcomed home by two brothers and a sister.
From day one, Kelley was as spunky and fiery as the red hair on top his head. He lived life to its fullest every day without hesitation enjoying everything he could. He had friends everywhere he went and was never known to dislike anyone. Kelley was an avid fisherman from a very young age. He could spend countless hours at the lake "soaking the worm" in hopes that he would land that one monster. In January of 2018 he got that very chance to land a couple monster perch while at Devils Lake, ND and to show his older brother just how fishing was done. Kelley was an avid Nebraska Huskers and Green Bay Packers fan and you could bet he would be wearing one or the other on a daily basis. Kelley went through life always rooting for the underdog. Whether it be sport or people, he always had a very kind heart and was known to help anyone whenever he could. At the age of 9 he started mowing lawns with a push mower for extra money. By the time he was 14 he had graduated to two riders and was mowing 6-8 lawns a week. He had a strong work ethic and was determined to never do a job without it being perfect in his eyes. In August he was given the opportunity to be in the figure 8 races at the Turner County Fair. He worked all day and then helped his boss build cars after work. He would come home tired, dirty and late every night but the hard work paid off with a second-place win in the finals.
Kelley also loved his pets especially his cats Bubba and Midnight. He had a lot of love, laughter, and joy to spread everywhere. He was also a very proud Uncle to Kenzie, Kayden, Kaylee, and Isabelle.
Kelley is survived by his Parents, Keith and Shelley Fox, brothers Bert “BJ” Reynolds and special friend Ashley Haberman, Kenzie and Kaylee of Sioux Falls, SD, Kasey Fox and special friend Erica Boomgarden, Viborg, sister Danielle (Brian) Walton, Kayden and Isabelle, Viborg, SD, Uncles Kent (Jil) Fox, Stuart, NE, Kenneth (Stephanie) Fox, Jamestown, ND, Bruce (Kathe) Wecker, O’Neill, Ne, Mark (Kristie) Wecker, Clark Lake, MI, Dale (Kerrie) Wecker, Maple Grove, MN, Alan (Marian) Wecker, Chambers, NE, Dana (Valerie) Wecker, O’Neill, NE, grandmother JoAnn Wecker, grandfather John Winter, numerous niece, nephews and cousins, Viborg-Hurley Class of 2020 as well as many friends.