Service above self is a concise and accurate description of how John Fox is perceived in the community.
Over a number of decades, he has volunteered his time in serving others in various activities, including 40 Hour Famine organiser, community festivals, feeding the marginalised and assisting with Meals on Wheels.
A former high school Maths teacher, John is deeply respected. When the Whitlam Government disbanded the School Cadet Corps program, John with four other teachers proposed alternate activities for 50 boys, capitalising on their learned skills. John knew from his own experiences in the bush as a captain in the Boys Brigade that bushcraft was both challenging and satisfying. John is a Justice of the Peace.
Formal recognition aside, John is a diligent family history researcher and delves into the history of individuals and how that person merited perpetual widespread community recognition.