Robert Gordon Sox

March 2, 1968 ~ August 11, 2023 (age 55) 55 Years Old


Robert Gordon Sox, 55, of Triplett, NC, passed away suddenly on August 11th, 2023. He dedicated his life to supporting scouting, students, and teachers in North Carolina. 

 Robert was born on March 2nd, 1968, to Gordon and Barbara Sox in Columbia, SC. After graduating from Watauga High School in 1986, he went on to study Print Production Management and Art Education at Appalachian State University in 1993. He later completed a master’s degree in educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision at North Carolina State University in 2005. In 2016, he completed his Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from Western Carolina University. 

Scouting was an important aspect of Robert’s life. He was committed to scouting throughout his youth, achieving the honor of Eagle Scout. He worked as a longtime Camp Raven Knob Staffer who served on their staff from 1984-2001 in the Handicrafts Area, Trading Post and eventually served as Program Director and Assistant Camp Director. He was an active member of the W.U.R.K.S (Washed-Up Raven Knob Staff) Charitable Team volunteering and raising funds to ensure Camp Raven Knob’s continued success. 

After college graduation, he landed his first job as a Visual Arts Teacher with the Wake County Public Schools System working at Fuquay-Varina Middle School, Fuquay-Varina, NC and Willow Springs Elementary, Willow Springs, NC from 1993 to 2000. From 2000 -2006 he worked as an Instructional Resource Teacher at Salem Elementary, Apex, NC before leaving to become an Administrator at the district level with Wake County Public Schools from 2006 – 2011. In 2011, he joined the team at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction first as a Professional Development Leader and then as Director of Education Standards and Evaluation. He also served as an Adjunct Instructor in the Education Department of William Peace University, Raleigh, NC in 2007. 

 After retiring in 2022, Robert spent his time lovingly restoring his 1907 home in Triplett, NC. A longtime project dear to his heart. 

 In 2004, he met Jay Moore, and they wed in 2015. 

Robert is survived by his spouse, Jay Moore of Triplett. NC; his parents Barbara and Gordon Sox of Triplett, NC; his sister, Tericia (Scott) Eller of Lenior, NC; her three children, U.S.M.C. Gunnery Sergeant Nathan (Meghan) Summers of Kailua, HI, Patricia (Reed) Holdaway of Asheboro, NC, and Sarah Summers of Lenior, NC; and his grandnephew and grandniece, Colton and Evelyn of Kailua, HI. 

 A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Robert on October 7th, 2023, at 11:00am at the Chapel at Camp Raven Knob, 266 Raven Knob Rd, Mount Airy, NC 27030. It will be followed by a luncheon reception at the camp.  

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to W.U.R.K.S (Washed-Up Raven Knob Staff) Charitable Fund at the Winston-Salem Foundation or by check to: The Winston-Salem Foundation – W.U.R.K.S. Fund in memory of Robert Sox, 751 W Fourth St, Suite 200, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.  These funds will be used to support the Camper Scholarship Program at Camp Raven Knob, a place that was very dear to Robert. 

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Celebration of Life
October 7, 2023

11:00 AM
Chapel at Camp Raven Knob
266 Raven Knob Rd
Mount Airy, NC 27030
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October 7, 2023

12:00 PM
Chapel at Camp Raven Knob
266 Raven Knob Rd
Mount Airy, NC 27030
Guaranteed delivery before the Reception begins


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