Posted: Mon 8:24 AM, Mar 25, 2013
Funeral Home: Henneke Funeral Home
June 28, 1931 - March 13, 2013
Wesley Foy Page, 81, of Bryan, peacefully went to be with the Lord and his wife Nell Wednesday, March 13, 2013. A celebration of his wonderful life will be held Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at A&M United Methodist Church.
Foy was born June 28, 1931, to Conrad and Verona Page in Pettit, TX. He married his lifelong love Nell Willis Page on August 25, 1951, in Seagraves, Texas after meeting at Texas Tech University. He graduated with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Vocational Education. He began his vocational ag teaching career in Kerrville in 1952, and moved to Marble Falls in 1954. He was instrumental in founding VATAT credit union in 1961.
Foy trained numerous award-winning teams; was chief of the volunteer fire department; was Sunday school superintendent; coached little league teams; helped get Boy Scouts started and sponsored a teen center.
In February 1965, he began his job as a specialist in the agricultural engineering department, teaching courses in farm electrification for the A&M adult specialist training program. From 1966 to 1968, he was an Educational Materials Specialist at A&M's Vocational Instructional Services. He became the Director of VIS in 1968, where he served until he retired in 1985. Foy judged innumerable contests throughout the state. He pioneered preparation of training slides for judging classes for all breeds of livestock. He was an active leader in and served as president of the American Association for Vocational Instructional Materials in 1984.
After his retirement, Foy spent one summer as a consultant for the National Parks Association, and traveled to Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Cascades, Olympic and Point Reyes National Parks in Wyoming, Washington and California. During this time he interviewed more than 900 park visitors. Foy Page left big footprints for other professionals and his family to follow.
He was an excellent tennis player and enjoyed his morning matches with his tennis buddies. He played competitively until this year.
Foy was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Nell Page, his parents and his brother Wincil. He devoted his entire life to teaching his kids and grandkids the most important things in life, and was the perfect example always of the very best a man and father can be. His lessons were instilled early on of honesty, ethics, fairness, fitness, faith and strong work ethic. He enjoyed all of his years helping and watching his kids and grandkids succeed at FFA, academics and sports.
Foy is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Denise and Patrick Blackford; sons and daughters-in-law: Timothy Guinn and Cheryl Page, Kevin Craig and Wendy Page and Christopher Nathan (Kit) and Terri Page.
"Pop" is survived by 15 grandchildren: Jason Vinson Faulkner, Holly Noelle Carter, Joshua Burnett Faulkner, Sunni Beatrice Page, Misty Laine Carter, Seth Wesley Page, Jenna Rene Schatte-Page Leopold and Mitchel, Christopher John (CJ) Page, Kelsey Caitlin Page Steadman and Ethan, Garrett Lane Schatte-Page, Hallie Kathryn Page, Kelli Anne Page, Kolton Cash Page, Rebekah Renee Page, Kameron Chase Page.
He also is survived by seven great-grandchildren. Pop will be forever missed by all of us that were blessed with his love, humility and kindness.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Foy's name to A&M United Methodist Church, 417 University Drive, College Station, TX 77840 - www.am-umc.org
Henneke Funeral Home