He did this in his personal life, as well as in a professional sense. Shortly after he was married, he began preaching and became pastor of Green's Chapel Southern Methodist Church on Pinewood Road in Williamson Country, where he served for almost 15 years. Later, he served as a lay minister for various congregations in Williamson County. He never received a salary for preaching, said Roy. It was just something that he wanted to do. There were three things that consumed his life: his sawmill; his church work; and mentoring us. That mentoring process had a direct effect on their musical career. After realizing his trio of sons had a natural inclination to music, Mr. Fox would haul the boys any place they were allowed to sing for the public. He'd take us anywhere they would let us sing when we were kids, said Roy. We didn't have to be good back then, we just had to be kids. Although Mr. Fox didn't have any musical skills, he knew how to draw the best from his sons. Daddy didn't know music; but he knew what sounded good to him. He listened to us from an audience member's perspective, said Lynn. He wanted us to sound pleasant when we sang. He told us we needed to be professional; always sing from our hearts; and be precise in our harmony. And, most importantly, he taught us to always be honest. For those who knew him, that was what he was -hard-working; kind; and honest. He will be deeply missed.
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