Charlene Patton Foy

Published 2:58 pm Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Charlene Patton Foy, age 70, died on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the Hospice House In Landrum. She was the widow of Bobby Harold Foy, who died in 2006, and the daughter of the late Burgess and Irene Patton of Lynn.
Born in Catawba County, N.C. on July 19, 1941, she grew up in Lynn and was a graduate of Tryon High School, class of 1959. She was a member of Tryon Church of Christ.
Charlene worked most of her adult life as a secretary and bookkeeper. In the 1960s she began working for C. D. Stevens and The Tryon Lumber Company and later, for many years, for Holland Brady at Brady and Brannon Architects and then for Brady/Trakas Architects. She retired in 2003 to care for her husband.
When her children were young, she was a den mother for Tryon Cub Scouts Troop 150 and a chaperone for many Tryon School band trips. Charlene’s home was always open and welcoming, not only to her and Harold’s friends and family, but to the many friends of their children as well.
Surviving are: two sons, Bobby Foy of Tryon and Randy Foy of Nicaragua; a brother, George Patton (Gay) of Columbus; a twin sister, Marlene P. Bowyer of Forest City, N.C.; a sister, Becky Kennedy (Butch) of Columbus, and a special friend and niece, Joyce Halford of Columbus.
She was predeceased by a sister, Barbara P. Eaton, and a brother, Karl Patton.
A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, April 21 at 11 a.m. in Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbus.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr., Columbus, N.C. 28722.
An online guest register is available at
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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