EC Friends, Fans Honor Brett Fox At Basketball Game

A celebration of life for East Central High School senior student Brett Fox will be held Wednesday evening at the school.

Brett Fox at 2018's senior night at East Central High School with parents Kevin and Heather. Brett died in a single-vehicle crash on State Road 1 in Dearborn County on Thursday, February 21. Photo by Sandy Mahoney.

(Greendale, Ind.) - Services have been announced for East Central High School senior Brett Fox.

The 18-year-old student died in a car crash on State Road 1 near Greendale last Thursday morning.

Fox’s mother and father, Heather and Kevin, made an emotional appearance at Friday’s EC boys basketball home game. Following a moment of silence held in honor of their son, the couple came into the gym and were embraced by many of Brett’s classmates.

“His memory will remain with us for the life he lived, the joy he brought to so many, and the student passion he embodied. Those things will always be remembered and celebrated,” ECHS principal Tom Black told the crowd.

Brett’s jersey and a big, silver “8” balloon were stationed in the front row of the Trojans’ student section. Virtually all of the students wore Fox’s jersey number on their shirts as a tribute to their classmate.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held Wednesday, February 27 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at East Central High School.

Brett Fox’s full obituary from Andres Wuestefeld Funeral Home in Dover, Indiana is below:

Brett Fox of Hidden Valley, IN passed away Thursday, February 21 as a result of a car accident. His truck hit an untreated patch of black ice on his way to school. Brett was 18 years old and was the dear son of Heather and Kevin Fox and big brother to Ryan. He was a senior at East Central High School and had recently signed an Academic and Athletic Scholarship to play Linebacker with Thomas More University. Brett was looking forward to playing alongside his cousin Sid, who recently transferred to Thomas More. 

Brett had achieved so many accomplishments and awards including Academic All State, National Honor’s Society, Captain of the Football Team, 2017 State Football Champion, EIAC All Conference, EIAC All County and Honor Roll awards dating back to grade school. He supported all of the sports at East Central and he could always be found cheering on his school mates. Brett’s final accomplishment, much like in life, was to give to others; his spirit will continue to live on in several recipients from his cornea (eye) and tissue donations.

In addition to his parents and brother, Brett leaves behind his Grandparents Donna Fox of West Harrison, IN and Michael and Kristie Shriver of Hidden Valley Lake, IN; aunts and uncles Mike (Genny) Fox of Batesville, IN, Fred Fox III of Colerain, OH, Dave (Kelly) Fox of Bright, IN and Carey (Todd) Brown of Greenville, OH as well as his cousins Jessica (Curt), Hannah, John, Mike, Seth, Sid, Savannah, Rowan and Gunner. He is preceded in death by his Grandpa Fred Fox. 

A celebration of life will be held for Brett at East Central High School on Wednesday, February 27 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Memorials can be made to Autism Awareness and to the family by making a donation at any Civista Bank location or fox memorial fund. To share pictures of Brett, email

Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home is honored to care for the family and friends of Brett Fox. Please feel free to share thoughts and memories of Brett by signing the online Guestbook at

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