• Cotten Funeral Home
    New Bern, NC
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J. Roy Fogle 1930 - 2013

J. Roy Fogle

Sunday, January 06, 2013
He always encouraged me to be the best at whatever I chose to do in my life. The first thing he would always ask me was " how is teaching" till the very last time I saw him. I will always remember him as the mighty man he was that could solve any problem, and give you the best advice he could. He did many great things in his life, but the greatest to me was the simple fact that he was my " papa". Rest in peace Papa I love you.
Sunday, January 06, 2013
I have lost a friend and most of all, one of the few mentors I had in my life. I had the honor of working under Roy's tutelage for several years when beginning my civilian career in economic development after retiring from the Marine Corps in 1993. Roy and I shared service as Marines and he always told it straight to me like on Marine to another. Working for Mr. Fogle was an adventure every single day and you always felt challenged. Roy pushed his employees and he empowered us all to excel and do our best. Mr. Fogle was successful at anything he undertook. Roy didn't know how to fail and he didn't like those who didn't mind losing. Roy's professional love was the Neuse River Council of Governments (NRCOG) where I served with him. NRCOG won every award for national excellence available. We were the Council of Government to be emulated by the other 17 some odd other Council's throughout the State of North Carolina. Mr. Fogle was an iconic figure in the field of economic development in North Carolina and in fact, throughout the United States. Today, I mourn the loss of my dear friend and mentor, Junior Roy Fogle. Heaven just got a great man who no doubt will make his presence known to the Lord in short order!
Sunday, January 06, 2013
love you grandpa miss you
Sunday, January 06, 2013
I have known Roy since 1994 when he hired me at the NRCOG. As the Interim Executive Director of that agency which morphed into the Eastern Carolina Council, I recognize and appreciate all Roy tried to do for our nine-county region. He was a visionary. Our sincere condolences to the family on your loss.
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