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In loving memory of
Jerald Fox
  • September 20, 1936
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  • October 06, 2019

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Jerald (Jerry) Fox retired from the US Civil Service in 1982. He served at Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama as Personnel Director with a work force of 7,000. He spent 21 years with NASA through many landmark missions, including the first lunar landing in 1969 and the Apollo Program. He transferred to Washington, DC in 1979 served as Associate Administrator for Administration in the General Services Administration. He was promoted into Senior Executive Service under President Jimmy Carter and continued under President George H W Bush and President Ronald Reagan. After retirement he served as Director of Federal Programs as the National Academy of Public Administration, one of two academies chartered by Congress.

He moved to Volusia County, Florida in 1988 with his family where he became Vice President of Volusia County Business Development Corporation in July 1992 working closely with Volusia County Government and was a member of the Port Authority Board. He served VCBDC until November 1999 and was co-founder of the Manufacturers Leadership Council and chair of the VMA and its many committees. Later Vice President of Porta Products in Edgewater, Florida and was President and owner of Edgewater Products, Inc. He worked closely with the Edgewater Truck Center promoting their online business.

He is survived by his wife Linda Farris Fox, daughters Laura Thayer and Diane Fraga, sons-in-law Lewis Fraga and Richard Thayer, and grandsons Richard M Thayer, Erik L Fraga and Evan J Fraga.

Life Celebration will be 11:00 AM Saturday, October 12 at Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place 1 North Causeway New Smyrna Beach FL 32169. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 to 8 PM at Baldwin Brothers. Committal will be at Edgewater-New Smyrna Cemetery. 


Baldwin Brothers North Causeway

Date & Time:
October 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Edgewater-New Smyrna Cemetery


October 11, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Baldwin Brothers North Causewa

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  1. Jayne Fifer says:
    10 Oct 2019
    Jerry made a substantial impact when he was the Vice President of Volusia County Business Development Corporation. He became involved with the Volusia Manufacturers Association and co-founded the Manufacturers Leadership Council with Lou Fifer, the president of the VMA. Together these two big thinkers made quite a few contributions to the betterment of the community. They had a healthy respect for each other, had great conversations and wonderful senses of humor. My husband held Jerry in high esteem, which he did not do often. And I do , too. I admired Jerry's intellect and straightforward approach to problem solving. He is a person who maximized his potential. He will be missed.

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