Fox made it his mission to help the local homeless population.

The former Executive Director of the Open Door Mission has passed away Tuesday morning.

Ronald Fox died just after 4 a.m. after a battle with Melanoma. He was diagnosed in 2014.

In a statement, his family says Fox made it his mission to help the local homeless population.

In recent years Fox was part of the team overseeing guest services at Unity Hospital.

The family has set up a GoFundMe to raise money for a public celebration of life. Details on the event are still being finalized.