Thomas F. “Tom” Foley, 77, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 2, 2018.
Born Aug. 26, 1940 in Pennsylvania to the late Eugene T. and Mary Foley, he lived in Marietta and purchased a lake home in Dawson County in 1986. He became a full time resident 18 years ago. Mr. Foley was a former high school teacher and basketball coach. After teaching he became the Director of Marketing for McGraw-Hill Publishing for thirty years and then served as Senior Vice-President of Computer Curriculum Corporation until his retirement. Tom served on the Dawson County Board of Elections for 18 years and was Co-Chairman of the Dawson County Democratic Party.
He was an avid college basketball fan and attended the final four for many years. He also enjoyed tennis and boating and was a member of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church.
His son, Thomas P. Foley, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Jeanne Foley of Dawsonville; children, Linda Lackey of Dawsonville, Maureen and Jack Jones of Harrisburg, N.C., Terry and Cindy Foley of Suwanee; grandchildren, Nicole Goldsmith, Erica Lackey, J. B. Jones, Tori Jones, Lauren Dwyer, Easton Foley, Erin Foley; three great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Steve Renninger of Kennesaw; brother and sister-in-law, Richard “Dick” and Rachelle Foley of Binghamton, N.Y.; various other relatives also survive
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 9 at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church. Fr. Brian Higgins will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Feb. 8 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, 922 East Morris Street, Dalton, Ga. 30721. www.alz.org/georgia.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.