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Joseph S. Fogg

January 5, 1933 ~ May 28, 2018 (age 85)

    Joseph Samuel Fogg, son of the late Percy Fogg and Annie Ingram Fogg was born on January 5, 1933 in Franklin County, North Carolina.  The Lord called him home on Monday, May 28, 2018  at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina.  He resided on Fuller Road in Louisburg, North Carolina.

    At an early age he joined the Mitchell Missionary Baptist Church where he remained a faithful member.  Joseph was educated in the public school system of Franklin County, North Carolina.  

    Joseph  joined the Army April 24, 1953 where he served two years as an Artilleryman.  He retired from the Army on April 11, 1955.      Joseph moved to Washington, District of Columbia where he was employed by the Federal Government.  Joseph spent almost all of his working career in Civil Service.  His career started at the Pentagon from 1955 to 1959, followed by The National Bureau of Standards from 1959 to the early sixties.  Joseph joined the Commerce Department and worked directly for the Secretary of Commerce and two Secretaries of the Housing and Urban Development. One of Joseph’s proudest accomplishments was when he trained with the Secret Service Protective Operations unit, and assisted in protecting his charges.  Joseph did not talk about the dozens of politicians he met or the different presidents, stars and sports figures he spoke with personally.  Joseph ended his career with thirty-five years of Federal Service.  He returned to North Carolina in October 2012.

    Joseph was a loving and devoted husband and caregiver to his wife of sixty years, Magnolia Perry Fogg who preceded him in death.

    He leaves to cherish his memory: two sisters, Emma Fogg Alford of Louisburg, North Carolina and Sadie Massenburg of Capitol Heights, Maryland; two brothers, Oscar Fogg of Louisburg, North Carolina and MacArthur Fogg (Aretha) of Beltsville, Maryland; two sisters-in-law, Pattie Fogg of Fort Washington, Maryland and Betty Fogg of Capitol Heights, Maryland; two Goddaughters, Kenya White of Waldorf, Maryland and Deborah Stroud of Newark, New Jersey; a devoted caregiver and nephew, Ira Glenn White (Dorothy); a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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