Fox Haas, a linchpin in the birth of multi-faceted outdoors industry icon Mossy Oak, was inducted into the West Point, Miss., Hall of Fame on Feb. 9, 2017.
West Point is the home of Mossy Oak and Fox Haas’ residence for more than 60 years.
The Hall of Fame award is presented by the West Point Growth Alliance and recognizes outstanding leaders in the community. Since 1984, individuals who have made a significant contribution to West Point and Clay County, through established history and distinguished service, have earned the honor of being inducted into the West Point Hall of Fame.
“I’ve been lucky to be able to devote time to my friends and family through my work at Bryan Foods and then Haas Outdoors,” said Fox Haas. “I have a deep love for all those I’ve worked with, feeling like they are part of my extended family. I am fortunate that my life’s work has enabled me to reside in West Point and see Bryan Foods then Haas Outdoors flourish in this amazing small town.”
Besides his work at Bryan Foods and Mossy Oak, Fox Haas was an early supporter of West Point’s Oak Hill Academy in the 1960s. He was one of the original founders that chartered a new bank, Clay County Bank and Trust Company, in the 1970s.
“While some wanted to move away to big cities in search of a hero and better opportunities,” said Toxey Haas, founder of Mossy Oak, “I was content staying right here in West Point. I had already found my hero.”
Fox Haas has been married to his wife, Evelyn, for 60 years. They have three children, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Haas Outdoors Inc. is headquartered in West Point, Miss., was established in 1986 and is home of Mossy Oak. Celebrating 30 years in 2016, Mossy Oak is a leading outdoors lifestyle brand that specializes in developing and marketing modern camouflage designs for hunters and outdoors enthusiasts. The Mossy Oak Brand and patterns can be found on a multitude of products worldwide. Haas Outdoors Inc. is the parent company of Mossy Oak, BioLogic, Mossy Oak Productions, MOOSE Media, Nativ Nurseries, Nativ Living, GameKeepers, GameKeepers Kennels and Mossy Oak Properties.Mossy Oak is the official camouflage of the National Wild Turkey Federation and Ducks Unlimited.