Robert Knox Foley III

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Robert Knox Foley III died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. He was 34.

Born in Jackson, he was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg.

Mr. Foley graduated with honors from St. Aloysius High School, Class of 1993, where he played football and was student body president his senior year. He received an associate degree in science from Hinds Community College in Raymond and graduated from the Radiologic Science Program at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson in May 1995.

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Mr. Foley received the Bachelor of Radiologic Science degree in 1998 from Northeast Louisiana University and, in June 2000, graduated from the Nuclear Medicine Program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

At the time of his death, he was employed as a nuclear medicine technologist at River Region Health Systems with nine years of service and at Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop, La.

Mr. Foley was a member of several professional associations, including the Society of Nuclear Medicine. He received certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists-Nuclear and was certified as a nuclear medicine technologist.

He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He was a soccer coach with the Vicksburg Soccer Association and was a former softball coach. He was a communicant of St. Paul Catholic Church, where he was a member of the Parish Council and a member of Knights of Columbus, Council 898.

He is survived by two daughters, Katelyn Victoria and Elizabeth Grace Foley; parents, Robert (R.K.) Foley Jr. and Virginia (Tina) Foley; a sister, Christina Michelle Foley; his grandmother, Kathryn Walker; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor Patrick Farrell, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 tonight at Riles Funeral Home and Thursday at St. Paul Catholic Church from 10 a.m. until the service. Knights of Columbus prayers will be at 7:15 tonight, followed by a wake service at 7:30 at the funeral home chapel.

Pallbearers will be Dee Derrington, Jody Ray, Mike Moeller, Mike Walker, Charles Katzenmeyer, Judge James Chaney, David Chaney, Dr. Martin Chaney, Carl Chaney, Jason Reese, Ben Foley, George Brown and Ray Martin.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Knights of Columbus, Council 898; co-workers at River Region Medical Center; members of the St. Aloysius Class of 1993; Sheriff Martin Pace; Joe Watson; Darwin Burke; and Dr. Murray Whitaker.

Memorials may be made to favorite charities.