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02/12/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Roy Fox

 Roy Lee Fox
(d. 13 Oct 2015)

Newport News High School Class of 1958

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have more sad if rather belated news today.     Roy Fox, Class of 1958, passed away at his home in Spring City, Tennessee on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. 

   He was the brother of Goldie Fox Williamson of VA, and of the late James Fox (@ '43) (d. 01 Mar 2003), Joe Fox, and     Charlotte Fox Heath ('59) (05 Apr 1941 - 26 Jan 2014).

    From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 02/12/16, 7:12 AM - "Obit  Roy Lee Fox NNHS58":

Roy Lee Fox


SPRING CITY - Roy Lee Fox 76, of Spring City, TN died October 13th, 2015 at home. He served faithfully in the US Marine Corp and was employed by Newport News Shipbuilding in the nuclear field before he retired. He was a member of Orcutt Baptist Church. Roy was preceded in death by his first wife, Sue Taylor Fox, his mother and father, Mary and James Fox, Sr., his brothers, James Jr. and Joseph Fox, and sister Charlotte Heath. He is survived by his wife, Rita Ann Fox, sister Goldie Williamson and his children; Scott and Douglas Fox, and Pam Valle, all of Florida. Also, several nieces and nephews.

   Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this, Joe! Thank you for letting me know. You have my sincerest condolences on the passing of your classmate.

From the Herald-News (TN) - 10/20/15:

                        Roy Lee Fox
      SPRING CITY, TN - Roy Lee Fox, 76, of Spring City, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, at his residence.

He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps where he faithfully served his country. Roy was of the Baptist faith and employed at the Newport News, Va., Shipyard in the nuclear field before he retired.

His hobbies included playing with his pets, dancing, gardening, as well as various home improvement projects. Most of all, Roy enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Lee and Joe Fox; brothers, Herby and Joe Fox and his sister Tina Heath, all of Newport News, Va.

He is survived by his wife Rita Ann Baxter Fox; children, Lt. Col. Kelvin (Brandy) Mote, of Jerusalem, Nicole (Robert) Patterson, of Spring City, Brandy (Bob) Patterson, of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., Scott (Anita) Fox, of Port St. Lucy, Fla., Douglas Fox, of Port St. Lucy, Fla., Pamela (Julio) Valle, of Port St. Lucy, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Goldie Williamson, of Newport News, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Roy Fox

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the National Parkinsonís Foundation or the American Liver Foundation.

Share a personal memory of Roy or condolences with his family at his online memorial located at

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Fox family with these arrangements.

Published in the Herald-News (TN) on October 20, 2015.
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February 12, 2016



  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Roy's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

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  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

This Is My Father's World

Words by Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901
Traditional English Melody (Terra Beata), arranged by Franklin L. Sheppard, 1915

This is my Fatherís world, and to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Fatherís world: I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Fatherís world, the birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white, declare their Makerís praise.
This is my Fatherís world: He shines in all thatís fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass;
He speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Fatherís world. O let me neíer forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Fatherís world: the battle is not done:
Jesus Who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heavín be one.

This is my Fatherís world, dreaming, I see His face.
I ope my eyes, and in glad surprise cry, ďThe Lord is in this place.Ē
This is my Fatherís world, from the shining courts above,
The Beloved One, His Only Son,
Cameóa pledge of deathless love.

This is my Fatherís world, should my heart be ever sad?
The lord is Kingólet the heavens ring. God reignsólet the earth be glad.
This is my Fatherís world. Now closer to Heaven bound,
For dear to God is the earth Christ trod.
No place but is holy ground.

This is my Fatherís world. I walk a desert lone.
In a bush ablaze to my wondering gaze God makes His glory known.
This is my Fatherís world, a wanderer I may roam
Whateíer my lot, it matters not,
My heart is still at home.

"This Is My Father's World" midi and lyrics courtesy of  - 06/19/07

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of Ė 01/27/05

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03     

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