Jeff Fox, 52, formerly of Taylorsville, died March 16, 2021, at the San Jose Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California.
He was born in England on November 10, 1968, to Martha and Jerry Fox.
Jeff was preceded in death by his grandparents, Reba and Clifford Price and Evelyn and Charlie Fox.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Kristina of San Jose, California, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends. A dog dad, Jeff is also survived by beloved Jack Russell Terrier, Bella.
A graduate of Alexander Central High School (1987) and the University of North Carolina Asheville (1991), he served as a member of the United States Secret Service from 1994 until 2002. He left the Secret Service in 2002 and spent two years as a member of the US Air Marshals. After leaving the Air Marshals, he worked in different departments of the Federal Government until his untimely death.
A standout baseball player in high school and college, Jeff continued to play the game he loved in various adult baseball divisions. In 2019, he was inducted into the Alexander County Sports Hall of Fame.
Gone too soon 💔. Jeff was an awesome guy – definitely made an immediate impression on anyone he met. He will be greatly missed. Our love, prayers, and support go to Kristina, Bella, and Mr and Mrs Fox.
Jeff was a great friend first and foremost and cared about everyone with a big heart and he was my teammate for 5 years with the Boston Wolfpack and he will be missed dearly 😢, until we meet again my friend 🙏❤⚾️
I miss him already. My teammate and friend, I cannot believe I won’t see you again. I was aware and stayed updated on everything the last month or so and am now just so hurt inside. Some people you just love to see when you see them. Jeff was that to me. I wish this never happened and will always have a spot in my heart. Bobby “ Vegas “ Iandoli. 💔
I met Jeff in a baseball tournament earlier this year. He was an integral part of the Boston Wolfpack baseball family! We already miss him!
Mr. & Mrs. Fox and Kristina, I am so sorry about the loss of your son and husband. We were friends from Secret Service and baseball teammates for 25 years. We shared a lot of work trips around the world and baseball trips around the country. He was a great friend, teammate and person. Please take comfort that all of his teammates from Wolfpack, Fedlock and UNC-Asheville among others share your grief and loss. We’ll all meet again at the Field of Dreams. 🙏❤️⚾️
Jerry, Martha, and Kristina,
Mother told me about Jeff’s death and that she was actually able to speak with you, Jerry. We are all deeply saddened by the news of Jeff’s passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Please take comfort in knowing “the LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18
Martha and Jerry
Sod sad to see this about your son! My thoughts are with you during this time.
Jeff lead such a full and accomplished life … Gone too soon . Breaks my heart 💔prayers for Martha and Jerry … and all other family 🙏🙏🙏
I had the opportunity to meet Heff twice in my former career. My memories are that he was such an amazing guy, and learning that he had lived in Taylorsville, while I was from Lenoir was also a pretty cool realization for both of us. Wehad some fun conversations about everything from favorite restaurants to annoying intersections.
It’s heartbreaking that he was taken from us so soon. My thanks to him for his service to our country, and condolences to all of his family and friends.