Tyrone Dwayne Foley

Tyrone Dwayne Foley

Birth
Smith County, Texas, USA
Death 19 Apr 1989 (aged 27)
At Sea
Burial New Hope, Smith County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 39222433 · View Source
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He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin C. Foley. He attended St. Louis Elementary School, Vivian Flower Elementary School and E.C. Brice Jr. High School in Mount Pleasant and moved to Bullard, TX in 1974. He graduated from Whitehouse High School in 1980. He was a wide receiver on the Wildcat football team and named to the first team all District roster; he also excelled in basketball and track. He was a member of Smith Temple Church of God in Christ, where he sang in special groups and in the church choir. He played the piano, organ, and guitar and studied drafting at Tyler Junior College for two semesters in 1981 before joining the Navy. He joined the Navy in 1986 and intended to re-enlist. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Denise Long Foley, two stepdaughters, a sister, Shelia L. Foley, his maternal grandparents Alfanuel and Lenora Miller, and his paternal grandfather, Freddie Williams. He was one of 47 sailors killed when 550 pounds of gunpowder exploded inside the No. 2, 16-inch gun turret on the battleship USS Iowa off Puerto Rico.

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  • Created by: Joni
  • Added: 8 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39222433
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tyrone Dwayne Foley (30 Jan 1962–19 Apr 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39222433, citing New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, New Hope, Smith County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Joni (contributor 47050877) .