06/24/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Sammy Fox
Samuel Jay Fox
Newport News High School Class of 1966
Friends and Schoolmates,
There is more sad if slightly belated news today. Sammy Fox, Valedictorian of the Class of 1966, brother of Barry Fox ('68), Delaney, Olivia, Amelia and Camila, passed away in Litchfield Park, Arizona on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the age of 67.
He was the cousin of Bobby Fox ('63) of IA and Jeff Fox ('69) of LA.
From Jeff Fox ('69) of LA - 06/21/16, 5:25 PM - "Passing of Samuel "Sammy" J. Fox":Don't know if you handle the obit action but my 1st cousin, Samuel J. Fox died this past Friday, June 17, 2016 in Tucson, AZ due to illness. Sammy was the valedictorian of his 1966 Class. Graduated from Duke University. Leaving behind a wife and children.
I'm so sorry to learn this sad news!
Yes, I am the one to handle the obituaries; I often just do not handle them well, as in this instance. Sammy and I were in a number of the same classes and organizations over the years, and I really enjoyed knowing him. I didn't know until now that he was his class valedictorian, but I am certainly not surprised; his intelligence shown around him like a light.
May his memory be for a blessing always.
From West Valley Views (AZ) - 06/24/16:
Samuel Jay Fox
LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ - Samuel
Jay Fox, 67, of Litchfield Park died June 16, 2016, in Litchfield Park
Mr. Fox was born Oct. 28, 1948, in Newport News, Va.
He graduated from Duke
University in Durham, N.C., and George Mason School of Law in Arlington,
He was a docent at the
Litchfield Park Historical Society.
He is survived by his wife, Diane
June Fox; four daughters, Jennifer Elaine Fox, Rachel Fox Samur, Courtney Fox
Taylor and Piper Jacqueline Jones; five sons, Troy, Elijah, Benjamin, Brody and
Jaedon; his parents, Phillip and Hannah; four sisters, Delaney, Olivia, Amelia
and Camila; one brother, Barry; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m.
Saturday at the Church at Litchfield Park, 300 N. Old Litchfield Road,
REMEMBRANCES COLLECTED FROM FACEBOOK:
From Mona Carneal Harrison ('66) of VA - 06/23/16, 6:57 PM:
|So sad about Sammy Fox. He was number one in our class and, according to a note received by Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA, he has passed away due to cancer. I had really hoped to see him at our reunion.|
From Ed Saunders - 06/23/16, 7:20 PM:
|... Oh WOW ... I too am sorry to hear this ... I was friends with his brother Barry ...|
From Jack Goldberg - 06/23/16, 7:23 PM:
|So sorry, he was a nice guy !|
From Susan Price of VA - 06/23/16, 7:36 PM:
|Sympathies to the family.|
From Faye Plessinger Spiker - 06/23/16, 8:29 PM:
|So sorry to hear this.|
From Patsy Kelly Smith - 06/24/16, 8:26 AM:
|Very sorry. Sympathies to the family and friends.|
From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 06/24/16, 11:09 AM:
|If you would like to send a card to Diane, the address is 511 East Fairway Drive, Litchfield, AZ 85340.|
From Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA - 06/24/16, 11:24 AM:
|Thank you, Dee. I am so sorry to hear about this. Many blessings to his family.|
From Deloris Jackson Morgan ('66) of VA - 06/24/16, 12:08 PM:
|RIP, Mighty Typhoon. Well done!|
From Linda Harris Gaskins-Jeffers ('66) of VA - 06/24/16, 5:30 PM:
|So sorry to hear about Sammy. Sure enjoyed being in the same class with him at NNHS. Prayers for the family...|
From Bill Black ('66) of GA - 06/25/16, 8:29 AM:
|Sammy 's family needs to know he achieved something I could never do... He climbed the rope in gym class in 1966! I think my comment at the time was "Damn! Well, if Fox can do it, I can at least TRY harder!" Nope. I never could...|
From Jeanette McDonald Hornsby ('66) of SC - 06/28/16, 4:52 PM:
|Roland Hamel ('66) posted some pictures of Sam Fox to the Class of 1966 50-year reunion website in the Photo Albums under NNHS Memories.|
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Sammy's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.
This information is also posted here:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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