Harry Roger Fox, age 75, passed away March 8, 2017 peacefully at home in Deer Park, Texas with his family. For Roger, family had less to do with blood and everything do with love, loyalty and life lessons.
This legacy he leaves to all his family- four generations bound by their love for Roger- husband, father, and grandfather. Roger is survived by his wife Deborah Cormicle, whom he met over 25 years ago while working at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Park. Roger is also survived by son Roger Scott Fox of Lubbock and daughter Ginger Beth Fox Prescott of Deer Park. Roger was also a father to Mike Tarver of Alto, Hope Leverett Sisemore of Deer Park, Bo Cormicle of Silsbee, Stacy Cormicle Broom of Fred, and Kimberly Cormicle of Silsbee. Roger will be fondly remembered as “Grandpa” by grandchildren Jannah Mathews of Deer Park and John Fox of Lubbock as well as his great grandchildren in Deer Park: Christian Daugherty and Bentley and Avery Sisemore. Roger leaves behind additional family in Illinois, Missouri and Texas. Born August 11,1941, in Galesburg, Illinois, Roger was the oldest son of Harry William Fox and Thelma Gertrude Fox. He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1959 and attended Knox College in Galesburg. He moved to Pasadena, Texas in his early 20’s. For more than 20 years Roger worked as a millwright and welder for Diamond Shamrock, and spent the last 20 years of his career with Texas Parks and Wildlife. Roger had a lifelong enjoyment of the outdoors and many sports related activities. He will be remembered as a coach, mentor and friend to an entire generation of youth and their families in the Deepwater area. Those who spent time listening to Roger were taught more than the “what’s” and “how’s” of life; he always took the time to share and discuss the “why’s”. In his later years, Roger spent daily time in the Word, often exploring these “why’s” with his family. He was a father who “knew everything” and will be missed by many. The family is hosting a Celebration of Life for Harry Roger Fox at 1:00 pm Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Hope Community United Methodist Church, 2838 Lily, Pasadena, Texas 77503. No jackets required. Please express condolences however you wish, but above all, take time with your family in honor of Harry Roger Fox in remembrance of the great value he placed on his own family.