Little League® International mourns the passing of Charlie Fox, former Texas District 16 Administrator. He was 89.
Mr. Fox, a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and resident of Houston, Texas, earned a bachelor’s degree (1956) and master’s degree (1958) in geology from the University of Oklahoma, and served in the United States Air Force Reserves during the Korean conflict. Professionally, he was a geologist for 33 years, employed by the Carter Oil Co., Humble Oil Co., and the Exxon Corporation. Mr. Fox retired in 1986 as a Senior Professional Geologist.
Beginning his volunteer service to Little League in 1972, Mr. Fox served as an umpire, board member, and League President in Spring Branch American Little League. He was an avid support of Little League activities throughout the West Houston area.
“Charlie was a spirited and dedicated volunteer, who believed deeply in the morals and values that Little League taught to children. His enthusiasm as a local league official, and later as a District Administrator, epitomized Little League experience,” said Hugh Tanner, Chairman of the Little League International Board of Directors. “We were honored that Houston was chosen as the site of the Little League International Congress (April 2007) and as Co-Chairs, Charlie and I made it our mission to show off some legendary Texas hospitality to District Administrators and volunteers from around the world. Our program has lost a true ambassador, and I mourn the passing of a good friend.”
During his time as Texas District 16 Administrator (1997-2013), Mr. Fox was involved in many Little League functions beyond district activities, including Tee Ball on the South Lawn of the White House, the Little League Challenger Division® Exhibition Game played at the Little League Baseball® World Series, and nearly all of the Texas State Tournament games involving his district teams. In 1994, he umpired in the Senior League Baseball World Series.
Mr. Fox was predeceased by his son, Glenn.