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Former Oak Ridge Boys' bass Noel Fox passes away

By Jerry Kirksey

Noel Fox was one of the Oak Ridge Boys' most beloved singers. In the four years Noel sang bass he won the hearts of Oak Ridge fans across America. Noel replaced Herman Harper when Herman decided he wanted to come off the road to be with his family. Noel was with the Oaks from 1969-1972.

Before joining the Oaks Noel sang in the Tennesseans Quartet with Dale Shelnut. He joined the Harvesters Quartet in 1964.

Noel suffered a massive stroke several days ago. After surgery, his condition deteriorated. Yersterday the decision was made to remove him from life support. He died mid afternoon on April 10, 2003.

Douglas Noel Fox was born October 31, 1939 in Columbia, Tennessee. He was the son of T.P. and Elizabeth Fox. Noel is survived by his wife, two daughters, and a son.

Noel was with the Oak Ridge Boys while they were still full time in Southern Gospel Music. He sang on Oak hits such as, "Jesus Is Coming Soon", "I Know", "House of Gold", and "Wings of A Dove."

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