Sherwood Chapel & Memorial Gardens

3176 Airport Highway, Alcoa, TN


James Robert Fox

July 16, 1931August 7, 2019

James R. Fox, 88, of Greenback Tennessee died peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. He was born on July 16, 1931, in Peoria, Illinois, to Frank and Leona Fox. He is a Naval Korean War Veteran serving as Petty Officer - 2nd Class on the USS Lloyd-Thomas DD/DDE - 764 from 1951-1955.

He married Mary C. Polowy, in Peoria Illinois, on February 4, 1956. She remained the love of his life for 63 years. He graduated from Bradley University in 1960 with a degree in engineering. He was as a regional manager with the Western Electric Corporation from 1965-1984, as well as, for AT&T before retiring in 1988.

He is survived by his Wife- Mary C. Fox; his three Children- Beth (Steve) Wigley, Deb (Kevin) Geis, and Greg (Stephanie) Fox; his seven Grandchildren - Brandon (Meesha)Wigley; Nick (Erin) Wigley; Tori Wigley; Arik Fox; Mackenzie Fox; Cameron Geis and Connor Geis; and, one Great Grandson - Vincent Wigley. He is also survived by his sister Lois (Robert) Taggart, his Nieces and Nephew; Lori (Paul) Hansen; Jeff (Tina) Taggart; Linda (Chip) Waldemarson; Amy (Chris) Ball; Susan (Pat) Dunsford and numerous Great and Great-great Nieces and Nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to your local Alzheimer’s association. A service celebrating his life will occur at a date to be determined.


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Debbie Terry

August 12, 2019

Jim always with his smile and laugh will be missed by all. Such a wonderful man and loving husband and father to his children and grandpa to his grandchildren and great grandchildren and a great friend to all he met. He loved his country and was a First Cass Citizen and a man I feel honored to have known and called a dear friend. Prayers for his loving wife, children and grandchildren and great grandchildren and family. God bless you all.