Mr. Curtis Edward Fooks

Living in Roanoke, VA

Warwick High School, Class of 1958
Emory and Henry College, A. B.

History, Geography

1962 Anchor, p. 25 1963 Anchor, p. 56
08/12/06 04/21/07

Winding down from yard work with some idle cybersurfing. I thought .... "Fooks" has got to be one of the most unique names in the country, so it shouldn't be too hard to locate him.

Put his name into the online phone book; he is the ONLY
"CURTIS FOOKS" in the entire USofA:

Fooks, Curtis
2231 Grandin Rd SW
Roanoke, VA 24015-3529
(540) 342-5403

Then, Googled his name.  Three hits:

Historic Societies

From: Curtis Fooks Email:

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The first was simply a query on some literary message board, but it did provide his e-mail address:

The second hit occurred because his home in Roanoke is adjacent to a proposed construction site for a school athletic field.

The third was the best. It was the minutes of a Roanoke School Board meeting of 26 Feb 2004. Contained in those minutes was a list of retiring instructors:

Curtis Fooks      6/14/04          English          Wm. Byrd High       Roanoke

So, now we know where he lives, his phone number, e-mail address, and that he retired from teaching high school English at William Byrd HS in  in 2004.

If anyone has wanted to contact him, there is no longer any excuse not to do so.

- Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/21/07
WOWZERONI!!!  David, you are a SUPER genius!  Thanks so much!


I scanned the teachers web page and noticed Curtis Fooks listed.  Curtis graduated from Warwick High in 1958 and played football with me for four years at Warwick.  He was a very hard hitting tackle.  His wife Nan Rae Marion, was in my class of 59.

- Norris Perry (WHS - '59) of VA - 04/08/08
OH, COOL! Thanks so much, Norris!

I remember Curtis Fooks (Warwick HS - '58) because of one particular incident: he arm wrestled Stanley Binder, a NNHS student ('62), on a desk (the teacher's desk, as I recall), in the classroom no less. I had to leave before the contest was over. Mr. Fooks was very strong. I believe that he had been a wrestler at Emory and Henry. Stanley Binder was equally strong. Both were red-faced from the exertion. Neither man got into any kind of trouble over this, so far as I know. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that Mr. Fooks lives in Roanoke, not five minutes from my front door. Maybe I'll email him to see who won the match. I remember why he engaged Stanley in this battle of wills, but I decline to share that with you.

- Ray Barnes ('65) of VA - 04/09/11
Thanks, Ray!


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