Curtis Fox Jr., 60 of Robstown Tx, was called to be with his heavenly Father on the morning of October 30, 2023. He is now resting with precious company of those who were called before him; including his mother Janice Haroldine Fox, beloved relatives from the Herwig and Fox families as well as many treasured friends.
Curtis graduated from Calallen High School in 1981. While attending CHS, Curtis was part of the Wildcat football and tennis teams. Throughout his high school career, Curtis also earned the distinction of Eagle Scout status. Curtis had a love for agriculture at a young age and spent the majority of his summers driving grain trucks for his uncles in Driscoll Tx. After high school, he attended Texas A&I University in Kingsville TX. For fun, Curtis began entering Barbeque competitions on the weekend with his mother and friends and he soon discovered his love for cooking. Shortly after the discovery, he transferred to DelMar College and pursued his interests in Culinary Arts.
By the age of 21, Curtis owned his own restaurant, The Feedlot which was known for its heavenly steaks and turkey and dressing every Thursday. On the side, Curtis also had a catering business and enjoyed creating different appetizers and hors devours; fulfilling his passion of creating a social utopia through his business. Curtis also managed “Catfish Charlies”. His love for agriculture and ranching remained alive throughout his early adulthood, so he left food service and ventured onto working for Coastal Plains selling major equipment. He sold equipment to well-known ranches in South Texas near Kingsville. Curtis soon realized he was gifted in sales and an undeniable opportunity was presented to him with Spectra Physics, his dream job that consisted of lots of travel, working outdoors with agriculture and construction. Curtis spent many years with Spectra Physics selling and servicing laser leveling and GPS technology. He set high standards and raised the bar for his career leading to traveling all of the United States using laser technology. Curtis became the Regional Sales Manager from Houston to McAllen TX opening new locations throughout his reigning management.
Curtis enjoyed challenging his physicality through water skiing and snow skiing. He loved offshore fishing and shared multiple stories of his memories of catching King Fish. Along with offshore fishing, he loved to saltwater fish especially in Arroyo City and Port Mansfield where he would often limit out on Redfish and Trout. Curtis also was an avid hunter, deer and dove season were two of his favorites; over the years he hosted many dove hunts at his ranch. A hobby that was very close to Curtis’s heart was giving back and supporting the community. Curtis volunteered and hosted VIP dinners to the Former Texas Rangers Association. Curtis knew no stranger and served on the board of the Nueces County Junior Livestock Show for 30 years. This cultivated him into being elected as the President of the 75th Nueces County Jr Livestock Show. He was an advocate in supporting all of his children and the youth of Nueces County Jr. Livestock Show projects and helped to develop the process of add ons for all NCJLS participants. Curtis was a well-known avid storyteller and had much to say about Texas History. He loved to travel and enjoyed listening to the local people of towns he visited and always asked his favorite question of them, “Where’s the best place to eat?” Curtis traveled to Alaska, the Southern states, Colorado as well as Las Vegas, NV where he was an out of state representative of several hotels and casinos. At home, Curt’s passion was cooking for his family and friends. His love for family gatherings was always cherished and was one of his favorite pastimes.
Amongst all of his hobbies, none overshadowed the love he had for his children, family, ranch and Charolais cattle. His enthusiasm for agriculture and ranching has been passed down to his children and they will live out his legacy well.
Curtis Fox Jr. is survived by his wife Ellen Marie Fox; father, Curtis Fox Sr.; siblings, Janice Lynn (Bobby) Carroll, in-laws James McBride, John McBride, Donna (Tommy) Toler; children, Curtis W. Fox III (Ashley), Hailey Fox (Trey Burk), Zoe Lozano (Justin Hernandez), Cody Fox; grandchildren, Brayden Fox, Cayson and Kailani, Isabella Lozano and soon arriving Payton Grace Fox and Avani Rai; nieces and nephews, Kelsey Garcia (Anthony Quintanilla), Kami (CJ) Amaro, Colton (Brittain) Carroll, Cheyenne, Amber, Jessica, Sheena, David Lee, Taryn as well as many great nephews and nieces.
Curtis is reunited with those who are preceded in death, mother Janice Haroldine Fox; mother in law, Darlene and father in law, Jim Pine; aunts, Laura Jean Cornett, Helen McNair; uncles, Errol Herwig, Charles Cornett, James Edward Fox, Melvin McNair.
Curtis Fox’s family would like to thank Del Cielo Hospice for the outstanding care given to him. To know him was to love him; to be loved by him was to be loved.
Viewing will be Thursday, November 2, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pm Sawyer-George Funeral Home. Funeral will be held on Friday, November 3, 2023 at 11:00am St. John Lutheran Church,
3316 Hummingbird Ln., Robstown, Tx.
Burial to follow funeral service at Memorial Park in Robstown.