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.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the National Parkinson’s 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.