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John F. Carroll, 85, passed away on March 18, 2020 in Winston-Salem after a courageous battle with lung cancer. John was a native of Greensboro. He entered NC State University before attending the U.S. Military Academy in 1955 where he graduated in 1959. John completed the U.S. Army Basic Armor School at Fort Knox, KY; the Parachute Jump School at Fort Benning, GA; the Army Ranger School at Fort Benning; and the Army Flight School at Fort Rucker, AL. He served with many of his West Point classmates in Germany during the Cold War from 1961 to 1963 and in Vietnam from 1965 to 1966.
In 1968, John moved to California. While working with TWA as a cockpit crew member, he began law school and worked as clerk to a senior partner at a prestigious law
firm "La Follette, Johnson, and Schroeder" in Los Angeles. He passed the California Bar Exam in 1978 and an associate attorney in Aviation Law until he retired in 1995.
He married his childhood sweetheart 1994 and returned to North Carolina. John Maintained contact with the West Point classmates with whom he had shared so much during their years at The Point and their military service together.
John was an avid skeet shooter with close friends at the Rockingham County Gun Club. His other interests included photography and two old Porsche sports cars, one of
which he purchased in 1962.
John is survived by his wife of 25 years, Meyressa, two step-children, five granddaughters, a brother and two nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service with Military Honors will be held in the near future at Salisbury National Cemetery.
Charter Member Pat Foy Brady, 84, died peacefully in his home on Nov. 24, 2019. He was a third generation native of Reidsville, NC. Pat Foy attended
Davidson College and graduated from Guilford College with a degree in Business Administration. Pat Foy was known throughout the sports community for his many golf accomplishments.
He was an avid sportsman and loved spending time at his family farm in Warren County. Hunting was also where he enjoyed the beauty of nature and communing with God. Pat’s understated generosity educated many college students. He funded several charitable organizations and helped so many in need. He served on several boards including the Annie Penn Hospital Foundation, Salvation Army, First Federal Savings and Loan, The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Advisory Board, and the Carolina Container Corporation. Pat Foy was also a Charter Member at the Country Club of North Carolina as well as the Rockingham County Gun Cub. He was a member of the Reidsville Rotary Club, Pennrose Park Country Club and the Reidsville Elks Lodge. He was the Amoco Oil distributor for Rockingham and Caswell County for over 50 years, a business his father started.
Pat Foy is survived by his wife, 2 sons, a daughter, 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
The service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday November 30th, 2019 at Main Street United Methodist Church in Reidsville, NC. The family will gather with friends at Pennrose Park Country Club following the service to celebrate and have the opportunity to share memories about Pat Foy. Visitation will be in the church sanctuary on Friday, November 29th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Memorial gifts can be made to Main Street United Methodist Church, PO Box 338 Reidsville, NC 27323, Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281 Wentworth NC 27375, or NC Wildlife Habitat Foundation Kids Camp, PO Box 21987 Greensboro, NC 27429. Citty Funeral Home will be serving the family.
Lemuel S. “Tom” Lee, Jr., age 78, died on November 13, 2019. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son and stepson, 5 grandchildren, 3
step-grandchildren, a step grandson and a step-great-granddaughter.
Tom was a graduate of UNC-CH with a degree in accounting. He worked at Cone Mills for 26 years and retired in 1992 as the vice president of taxes and pensions. He had been a member of RCGC for 20 years.
A celebration of his life will be held Mon. Nov. 18th at 2 o’clock an Trinity Evangelical Covenant Church, 5200 West Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC. The family will receive friends at a reception in the atrium of the church following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the ALS Association, NC Chapter.
Online condolences may be made at forbisanddick.com.
Norman Lee Parrish, 72, retired Greensboro Police Officer, beloved husband and father, passed away Aug.19th at Moses Cone Hospital. He was born Sept. 7, 1946 to Johnny and Syble Parrish in Greensboro, NC. He was a Vietnam Veteran, serving honorably in the Army from 1966 to 1968. He joined the Greensboro Police Department in 1968, where he served until his retirement in 1996. Norman received a commendation from the GPD for going above the call of duty by assisting to safety, a driver who was having a seizure. Norman enjoyed spending time with his family and yearly trips to Myrtle Beach, SC. In his youth he raced go-karts and later taught his son, Keith, to race them. Norman had a HAM radio license and was a member of the Guilford Amateur Radio Society and the Greensboro Amateur Radio Association. He will always be remembered for his love of family, freedom and fireworks. He was a member of RCGC for 12 years where he will be greatly missed. Survivors include his wife, Claudia, son Keith, daughter Carla, ten grandsons and one granddaughter. A memorial service will be held Wed., Aug. 28th, at 2 p.m. at Forbis and Dick North Elm Chapel. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 until 2:00 p.m. Online condolences may be left at for the family at www.forbisanddick.com
Walter Wiley Hitchcock Nov. 16, 1946 - Aug. 15, 2019
Wiley attended Page High School in Greensboro. After graduation he proudly served in the US Marines during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged on August 16, 1973. He graduated from Guilford College with a degree in science. Wiley enjoyed a professional career in chemistry and retired from the City of Winston Salem in 2009. He also enjoyed several varied part-time positions. He was an avid outdoorsman who thrived on sharing his love for the outdoors with others young and old.
Wiley is survived by his wife Shirley, sons, Bill and Jimi, step-children, Shawn, Sandra and Nathaniel, 7 grandchildren, his mother and his life-long friend Tom Webb.
Services were held on 8/19 at First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the 1st Presbyterian Veterans Fellowship Group 617 N Elm St Greensboro NC 27401 or to the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be left at: https://www.forbisanddick.com/obituaries/Walter-Hitchcock/#!/TributeWall
Thomas Jefferson Cox, Jr., 63, Reidsville, NC, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC.
He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, and a retired maintenance manager for Oliver Rubber of Asheboro, NC. His hobbies included, photography, amateur radio and antique engines. Tom was a Life Member of RCGC, where he served on the Board of Directors and also as Trap Range Director.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sandra Angela Ross Cox, four children, seven grandchildren, two sisters and a host of nieces and nephews.
A Military graveside service was held at 11:30 A.M. Thursday, August 15th at Maple Lane Cemetery, Hebron, WV.
Tom will be missed by his friends and shooting buddies at RCGC.
An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com.
Larry M. Lewis, age 70 passed away Aug. 1 in his home in Colfax after a lengthy illness. A Memorial service was held at Guilford Baptist Church. Mr. Lewis was a native of Forest Park, GA and moved to Greensboro in 1976. He served his country in Vietnam 1970-1971, and was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was employed by the USPS from 1979 until his retirement due to illness in 2006. He was a member of Guilford Baptist for 40+ years. He enjoyed his family, friends, landscaping and workouts at the gym which he did 5 days a week before going to work. He was a sports fan. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, daughter, son, and 3 grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro 2500 Summit Ave. or to Guilford Baptist Church.
Willie L. Gibson Sr, longtime Club member Willie Lee Gibson, Sr., 68, of Reidsville passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Cone
Hospital with his loving wife and daughter by his side.
Willie was born in Rockingham County on June 10, 1950, a son of Jack and Annie Gibson. He was the shop supervisor for Karastan Rug Mill for many years. His hobbies were motorcycle riding with his friends, woodworking, scroll sawing and oil painting landscapes (in the Bob Ross tradition.)
Willie is survived by his wife, Vicki Barrow Gibson, his son, his 3 daughters, and 6 brothers.
A formal visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service from 1 until 2:00PM at the funeral home.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 2:00PM at Boone and Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, 7671 N.C. 770 West, Eden, NC 27288
Online condolences may be left at www.booneandcooke.com/obituary/willie-gibson
Willie was an active Club member for 29 years. His friends at RCGC will miss him very much.