Warren Durand Fooks


Mr. Warren Durand Fooks II, 83, of Houston, Texas, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, June 15, 2019. He was born in Fruitland, Md., on Nov. 14, 1935, to William and Esther (Marshall) Fooks and grew up on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. He was a graduate of Central High School and attended the University of Virginia.  He was very much in love with and married to Elizabeth Barney Fooks.

Mr. Fooks was a dedicated law enforcement officer for the Galveston County (Texas) Sheriff’s Department for almost three decades. His efforts during that time were focused on making Galveston and Pirate’s Beach safer communities. He will be remembered for his loyalty, his honesty, his patriotism, and his generosity. He loved being with his family, cooking a big dinner, talking politics, and taking care of his dog, Trudy. His caring arms protected many.

In addition to his wife, Elizabeth,  Mr. Fooks  is survived by his sister, Joyce Fooks Holland and her husband, J.T.; his son, John Marshall Fooks; son, Philip Jefferson Fooks and wife Nancy; son, Samuel Dunham Fooks; daughter, Wendy Fooks Harrington and husband, Mike; daughter, Susan Fooks Taylor and husband, Troy; and daughter, Katherine Fooks Foyt and husband, Jerry. He also is survived by 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Life Celebration for Mr. Fooks will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., in the Chapel of Forest Park East Funeral Home located at 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, Texas 77598. Memorial contributions may be made to the Major Robertson Doughty III Memorial Scholarship Fund Inc., P.O. Box 128, Onley, VA 23418 (757-787-2818).

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