June 6, 1972 ~ November 15, 2020

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Redwood City, CA

Jason Travis Fox, 48, of Redwood City, California passed away on November 15, 2020. He died tragically and unexpectedly but doing something he loved, diving and spearfishing.

Jason was born on June 6, 1972 in Asheville, NC to Jack and Betty Fox. From an early age, Jason was full of life and love. He was kindhearted and possessed an adventurous spirit, viewing life as an expedition. He had a unique gift of putting others at ease showing care and concern. A devoted Christian, he pointed others to Christ in word and deed, living out his exemplary faith.

As a child Jason loved spending time outdoors, fishing, hunting and exploring as well as taunting his two older sisters. He graduated from T. C. Roberson where he competed on the wrestling team. It was during his teen years that he taught his nieces and nephews how to moon walk, added to his mother’s anxiety by building a BMX bike ramp in the front yard and finding practically any adventure to share with friends. Though truly kind, he was opportunistic in giving others a scare which usually ended in a loosening of the lips or side-splitting laughter. At Appalachian State University, he explored his artistic ability, earning a degree in Communications, and taking an interest in rock climbing and Taekwondo. Upon graduation he worked for Gerber and then moved to use his tech-savviness for building a career with IBM. Starting in Atlanta, Georgia, the company took note of his work and devotion and in promotion relocated him to Austin, Texas and then to San Francisco, California where he worked and lived for the past 21 years. He was a world traveler and was often sent to places like India on business to aid companies assimilate into the IBM corporation. It was in California that he developed a passion for sailing, deep sea fishing, and watching the Giants from his boat in the Frisco Bay. He continued his education, earning a masters in Technology Commercialization from University of Texas- Austin. He had a love for dogs and a passion for training them. Jason was truly an unselfish soul who loved everyone he met. Those who had the pleasure of knowing him enjoyed the sensation of feeling quite at home sharing tantalizing stories, laughter and adventures.

Jason is survived by his wife Ania Weseloh Fox, stepson Kyle, mother Betty Fox, and two sisters, Debbie Davis (Jerry) and Pam Gibbs (Steve) as well as a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his father Jack Fox.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, November 25 at Fletcher First Baptist Church with a graveside service to follow at Calvary Episcopal Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to justoneafrica.org.

Services

Funeral Service: November 25, 2020 11:00 am

Fletcher First Baptist Church
5 Cane Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

687 1031

Burial:

Calvary Episcopal Churchyard
Hendersonville Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

828-252-3535

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. So sorry to hear of Jason’s tragic accident! We graduated together back in the day of our high school years.
    What a wonderful adventurous life he led, so sorry he was taken so soon.
    Prayers for the whole family during this difficult time.

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  2. Praying for Jason’s family and all of our classmates from T.C. Roberson. Your smile and laugh will be deeply missed. A true light in this world who loved life and lived it passionately.

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  3. Such a beautiful soul! We will miss the light you shared with us all and look forward to the day we meet again my friend. Thoughts and prayers to all his family.

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  4. So sorry for the loss of a dear friend. Jason was always a kind and compassionate person. He always had a positive outlook on life. He will be dearly missed.

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  5. I feel blessed to have been lucky enough to spend the last 6 years docked and living next door to you. Joining the yacht club together, cruising out together, fishing, talking everyday and just sharing life here in the harbor and beyond has been a privilege. You will be missed by many and charished forever. Rest in peace my close friend, rest in peace.

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  6. I feel every blessed that I got the chance to know and grow up with you Jason. I know you lived life to the fullest and enjoyed your time on earth. RIP JASON and thank you for being a friend. Prayers lifted up for your family as they go through this sad heartbreaking time.

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  7. So sorry to hear of Jason’s accident. He was so kind in high school and was always smiling. Prayers for his family, friends, and TC classmates.

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  8. I was sadden to hear of Jason’s passing. I knew Jason from working with him and IBM. Jason was always so kind to everyone. I had the pleasure of Jason taking some of us out sailing a few times and is was so enjoyable. I have many fond memories of Jason. My heart goes out to his family.

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  9. No words can Express the passing of Jason. Married to our daughter Michelle Fox for 21 years. We loved Jason and will always cherish our great times with the four of us on many trips together. There was very few days that passed that Jason and I did not correspond over the years. We loved Sharing his passion for sailing we are not to question God‘s timing but we do know he’s in heaven. Jason had such a passion for everything that he did and for life.

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  10. So sorry to hear of the earthly loss of Jason. So thankful that he will spend an eternity in Heaven! Prayers for his family and friends.

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  11. So very sorry to hear about Jason. Such a talented, inspiring man who touched all who worked with him at IBM. Sending prayers to his family and loved ones.

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  12. I am so very sorry for your loss. I also went to high school with Jason; he was a friend to everyone, sharing his smile and love for all to enjoy. What a tragic loss.

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  13. I knew Jason as a slip neighbor at Westpoint Harbor. We were all so excited for him and Ania to began their sailing adventure so we could live vicariously thru them and following their journey on Facebook. I snapped pictures of them leaving the harbor for the final time from my aft deck, Jason beaming at the helm with Ania waving from the bow. During an impromptu gathering on the dock the night before I had said to him that they’ll never be back to Westpoint, because you never know where life would lead you. How profound those words are to me today.

    One day we where having a conversation on the dock…trying to solve the worlds problems, and the topic of Jesus came up where he, without hesitation, professed his love and belief in Christ. In his words, “I’m big time into Jesus Christ”. Those words comfort me today as I know he is in heaven with Christ waiting to greet us when our time comes.

    Godspeed Jason. Love you, miss you brother.

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  14. To My Dearest Jason, I was blessed to be your partner in life for 26 years, over half of my life! We had some amazing times that I will never forget. Even though we went our separate ways, I always wished you a long happy life, full of adventure and love. I will be broken for a long time but know that you went doing something you loved and are now with the Father.

    To Ania, his Family and all that knew and loved him over the years, I wish I could say something that would take your pain away. I can only pray for your peace of mind during this difficult time. We all will love and remember him fondly.

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  15. It was only weeks ago that I helped Jason and Ania cast off from their slip in Redwood City as they began their much-anticipated global journey. I’m absolutely stunned and greatly saddened at Jason’s passing. He was a decent, capable, intelligent and kind neighbor at our marina. We had many interesting talks and always shared waves and hello’s from each other’s boats. It was sad to see Jason and Ania leave and now the loss is so much more profound. My sincerest condolences to Jason’s family and his loved ones. ⛵️

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  16. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jason’s family and wife. He was really such a striking person that drew you in with his stories. Heaven received another Angel.

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  17. We were so saddened by Jason’s passing. We remember his kindness and warmth and giving nature, always welcoming us and new members of our group with open arms as he hosted and participated in wonderful celebrations over the years with Michelle. His generosity and important and meaningful charitable acts have truly made a difference in the lives of many. We send our love and prayers and comfort to Jason’s whole family . Marlene and Dick

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  18. Spending time with Jason and Ania in the past 2 years was beautiful, adventurous, fun, kind, full of laughs, and interesting conversations.
    Jason was the most kind person I could ever wish for my dear friend Ania.
    You will be missed.
    Love,
    Érika Noffs

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  19. Being a close friend to Ania. I planned to meet with them at multiple stops throughout their sailing trip. I was blessed to have spent time with Jason and Ania at Catalina Island weeks before this tragedy. I will remember Jason for his kindness and warm heart.

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  20. Jason was a wonderful person who always was kind and a gentleman. He led an exemplary life. He will be missed! My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family. 🙏

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  21. Jason, I enjoyed our conversations about travel, dining, living and working abroad. You had a great passion for adventure and I was excited for you; this next chapter of your life. I’m glad to know you lived life to its full, doing what you loved, You will truly be missed.

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  22. I greatly enjoyed our time together at Sequoia YC, mate, and I mourn our loss. I take comfort in the fact that yours was a life well-lived, and that you go forth with love abounding. Rest well, my friend.

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  23. Jason, I was saddened to hear of your departure from this beautiful life you worked hard to finally have. You did so by doing something you loved dearly, Sailing and Diving. We shared some great times at Brisbane and sailing In San Francisco Bay. You will be missed by everyone you shared your time with. Until we meet again a big cheers to you and may God hold your in his loving arms. Rest In Peace.

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  24. Jason was a really great person and one of the first to befriend me when I transferred to Valley Springs. After graduating high school it was a surprise to also see him at App State where we crossed paths from time to time. Always the same Jason and never any different! Gone to soon and you will certainly be missed!

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  25. I knew Jason from VSM to TCR until we roomed together our freshman year at App State. I always admired his ability to connect with others, he never met a stranger. It’s clear Jason loved life and lived it to the fullest, I know his memory will remain strong. To his wife, family and those closest to him I offer my sincere condolences on this tragic loss of life. May you all feel the peace of God and know his heavenly plans for Jason are great.

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  26. Love knows no boundaries. While Jason is no longer physically with us, his spirit is always around us. My deepest condolences.

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  27. Love knows no boundaries. While Jason is no longer physically with us, his spirit is always around us. My deepest condolences. Love you my beautiful friend Anya.

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  28. Jason was a good and kindhearted soul. Me and my husband have been friends with Jason for many years and our heart was heavy to hear this tragic news. He was always so positive towards life and around people. His smile and kindness will still be around us. We will miss you, my friend. We will miss you.
    My heart goes to his family and loved ones during this challenging time. I’m Jason and his family in my prayers. ❤️

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  29. We were so saddened to hear of Jason’s passing. He was a sweet and kind gentleman. Our deepest sympathy to all his family and friends. May your heart and soul find peace and love in the memories you cherish.

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  30. Al and Carol McMillan….Jason was one of a kind in this world. He is remembered for his kind hearted attitude towards others. He never met a stranger. He would help anyone that was in need. We knew him for over 24 years. Praying for Ms. Betty, Ania, Debbie, Pam, and many nephews and nieces. See you soon my dear friend.

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  31. Jason was a dynamic young man and a delight to know. We know he was looking forward to sailing adventures and we are so sorry his life was so short.

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  32. I was deeply saddened when I heard that Jason had passed. I knew him and Aria from the Westpoint Marina. I would always stop and talk to them about their exciting adventure. Jason planned and worked so hard on this dream trip for he and Ania. I was so excited for them.
    Jason was an amazing, kind man, so full of life. He gave me hope to continue to travel and see the world.
    My prayers go out to sweet Ania and family and friends! Rest In Peace Jason!

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  33. So sorry to hear about Jason’s accident. I knew him when he was in Kindergarten at Estes Elementary
    School. He was always so polite and kind to everyone. My prayers and thoughts go out to his wife, and family at this sad time. I know that Jason is resting in the loving arms of God.

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  34. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jason’s wife, family and friends. I have several memories as kids, growing up around the barn and the garage. Jason was always a great guy!! Prayers

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