Tommie Riggs Fox | 1919-2014

Published Saturday, July 26, 2014

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Tommie Riggs Fox

Tommie Riggs Fox, 95, formerly of Decatur, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Fort Worth.

A private service will be held at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with Gerre Joiner officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Jerry Watson II, Barry Watson, Byron Watson, Henry Cox Rudy II, Ron Goodwin, Jerry Watson, Henry Rudy and Bob Riek.

Tommie was born Feb. 18, 1919, in Denton to George Lewis and Mary Ann (Moody) Riggs. She married Joe Lee Fox in 1938 in Decatur. Tommie was a homemaker, worked in retail and helped her husband raise cattle.

Tommie’s greatest joy was time spent with her family; her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enthusiastically hosted and attended countless family events, dinners, birthday parties, piano/voice recitals, graduations, weddings and sports events. She enjoyed everything her children and grandchildren participated in.

Her family and friends especially looked forward to her homemade fudge, chocolate chip cookies and chocolate and coconut pies. Tommie loved being “Baba” to her granddaughter Leigh Jenai Goodwin and grandsons Dr. Jerry Watson II, Barry Watson, Henry Cox Rudy II and her great-grandchildren.

Tommie’s faith and love for the Lord was an important part of her life. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years; parents; and her brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her daughters, Shirley Fox Watson and husband, Jerry, of Decatur, and Neva Fox Rudy and husband, Henry, of Fort Worth; son Albert Lee Fox and wife, Pamela, of Frankfort, Ky.; five grandchildren; great-grandchildren Erik Scott Low, Breece Aidana Low, Sylvia Rose Watson, Amelia Grace Watson, Lindsey Riggs Watson, Nathan Ernest Watson, Ethan Tyler Watson and Mary Elsie Watson; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

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