James Lee Fox

Published 6:00 am Sunday, August 21, 2016

James Lee Fox, 70, Athlete, Educator, Coach, Mighty Man of Valor (MMOV), Elder, wonderful husband, brother, uncle, cousin, beloved in-law, great neighbor, faithful friend, and child of God, transitioned to his home above on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016.

He was born to Leonard and Ida Mae Fox, on Dec. 17, 1945, in Oxford, where he attended Central High School. In 1965, he went to Alcorn A&M College on a full football scholarship, obtained a B.S. degree in Physical Education, and found his wife, Barbara, whom he married in 1970.

In 1969, he began his teaching/coaching career at East Side High School in Cleveland, MS. He was hired at Hillcrest High in Memphis in 1971, and coached and taught school at various schools: Airways Junior High, Whitehaven High, East High and Westwood High, before being offered an assistant coaching position at Memphis State University by Coach Rex Dockery. His accomplishments and achievements in those learning institutions are well documented and remembered. He ended his career at Pyramid Academy in 2006.

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James L. Fox was active in his church, Word of Faith Christ Center, where Apostle Gene Crockett and Dr. Jacqueline A. Crockett were his pastors, and where he was a choir member, an ordained Elder, and a member of the Three (Elder Ron Coleman and Elder John Coburn) Mighty Men of Valor (MMOV), a television ministry to old and young men, which airs on WTWV weekly.

He leaves to cherish his memory his best friend, confidant, queen and wife of 46 years, Barbara; his elder brother, Charles, his precious aunts and uncle, his loving nieces and nephews, his cousins, who are brothers and sisters to him, his wife’s family, who adore him, classmates of the 1965 graduating class, who have always remained close, special friends and colleagues, who coached and taught with him, and all of his good neighbors.

Visitation was Friday, Aug. 19, from 4-7 p.m. Services were Saturday, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m. Both services were at Word of Faith Christ Center, 3528 Sharpe Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111, (901)744-4083.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, please donate in honor of James (ASA Coach, James, Jerry and Elder) to the (MMOV) television ministry.

Interment was immediately after the service in Calvary Cemetery, 1663 Elvis Presley Blvd.

In the loving Care of E. H. Ford Mortuary Services, 3390 Elvis Presley Blvd. Memphis.