Services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at the First Baptist Church in Skellytown with Rev. Carter Pirtle, pastor, officiating. A private burial followed on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at Duncan Cemetery in Duncan, Okla. with Rev. Jim Fox, pastor of First Baptist Church in Howardwick, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.
Naomi was born on Nov. 21, 1931 in Duncan to Jennie Ellen Blankenship Mooney and William Forest. She attended school in Duncan until she got married her senior year. Naomi married Ralph Fox Jr. on Jan. 14, 1948 in Wichita Falls. He preceded her in death on March 14, 2004. She earned her GED later in life and she was very proud of her accomplishment. Naomi worked for Clint & Sons in the early 1960s before going to work at Marie Foundations for many years. She volunteered at the Golden Plains Community Hospital in Borger for 20 years. Naomi and Ralph spent many vacations traveling and camping together. She enjoyed reading her bible, playing solitaire and spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids. Naomi was a member of First Baptist Church in Skellytown where she taught Sunday School and Training Union. She also led the Women’s Ministry Union. Naomi was well known for singing in the choir and the specials she sang at church.
She was preceded in death by parents; her husband, Ralph Fox Jr.; an infant son, William Fox; and a brother, Bill Mooney.
Naomi is survived by her three children, Jim Fox and wife Nancy of Skellytown, Becky (Fox) and husband Earl O’Steen of Sunset City West, Ariz. and Susan Fox Hennessey of Skellytown; six siblings, Marvin Mooney and wife Sherry of Broken Arrow, Okla., Carl Mooney and wife Judy of Amarillo, Linda (Mooney) and husband Ed Tiller of Nashville, Tenn., Johnny Mooney and wife Peggy of DeSoto, Danny Mooney and wife Sandra of Grove, Okla., and Virginia and husband Mike Cannon of Velma, Okla.; five grandchildren, Chris Fox, Dawn and husband Chris McLean, Candace and husband Todd St. Aubyn, Paul O’Steen and wife Christy and Jennie Rankin; and seven great-grandchildren, Aubrie Rankin, Daelynn McLean, Destiny McLean, Conner McLean, Mia St. Aubyn, Caleb St. Aubyn and Levi St. Aubyn.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Skellytown, 306 Roosevelt St, Skellytown, TX 79080 and White Deer-Skellytown Snack Pak for Kids, SP4K, 701 Park Place Ave., Amarillo, TX 79101.