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Milford Foxwell, Sr
Milford Mace Foxwell, Sr., of Cambridge passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Dorchester General Hospital in Cambridge, Maryland. He was 83.
He was born on May 18, 1931 in Cambridge, Maryland the son of the late Louis Foxwell and Grace Shorter Foxwell.
Growing up in Cambridge, Milford graduated from Cambridge High School with the class of 1949. He was a longtime baseball player, and was chosen several times for Maryland and Delmarva All Star Teams. He was a player in the Eastern Shore Baseball League. Mr. Foxwell was scouted by Major League Baseball. He signed a contract with Reggie Otera and the Chicago Cubs in 1949. He played in Minor Leagues for 2 years.
He married Patsy Potter on March 22, 1951. They were married for 62 wonderful years.
He served in the United States Navy from 1952 to 1954 where he was awarded The National Defense Service Medal, The Good Conduct Medal, The Korean Service Medal, and the United Nations Service Medal. After the Navy, he turned down the Cubs offer to continue playing because he wanted to stay home with his wife and family.
Mr. Foxwell was an Insurance Representative with B.F. Veach, and later was the owner of Tastee Freeze and Foxwell’s Grocery. He was a Dorchester County School Bus Contractor and training instructor. He retired from Dorchester County Board of Education in 1995.
Mr. Foxwell was a Member and Officer in the Cambridge Jaycees; an active member of The First Baptist Church in Cambridge where he served in various capacities; active in Veterans Affairs; The Dorchester Humane Society; The PTA; served as President of the Sports Booster Clubs and Parents’ Club; and was a Member of American Legion and V.F.W.
Mr. Foxwell was a devoted and loving husband, father, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. His generous heart and loving nature were felt throughout the community where he volunteered when needed, supported without any personal gain, and gave even when he had little left to give.
More than anything in life, he loved being a husband, a Dad, an Uncle, and a Pop Pop to everyone.
He is survived by his wife Patsy Foxwell, two sons, Dr. Milford Mace Foxwell, Jr. “Mickey” and wife Suzanne of Cambridge, Larry Veach Foxwell and wife Kathy of Secretary, Maryland; and one daughter, PattiCarol Foxwell Smith and husband Mike of Baldwin, Maryland; four grandchildren: Austin Mace Foxwell, Will Barcus Foxwell, Louis Shipley Foxwell, and Lauren Brooks Smarr; one great granddaughter: Makayla Brooks Willoughby And his beloved dog, Angel. He was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Mitchell Foxwell.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the First Baptist Church, 501 Glenburn Avenue , Cambridge with the Reverend Steve Trice officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Church.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be: Mickey Foxwell, Larry Foxwell, Austin Foxwell, Will Foxwell, Louis Foxwell, Mike Smith, Vernon Sellers, Gordon Corbman, Dick Lowry, Les Booze, Melvin Turner, Sonny Heckler, Dean Goodwin, and Trevor Goodwin.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Baywater Animal Rescue, 4930 Bucktown Road, Cambridge, MD 21613 or to the Kitty City Rescue, Post Office Box 1259, Cambridge, MD 21613
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Death: January 19, 2014
Peg Hughes Loved you Milford, my wonderful neighbor and friend. You will be missed. 02/17/2014 James Bishop I was so sorry to hear about Milford. He was a good man, who did a lot over the years to help children. He will be missed by the people of this county. God bless you, Jim Bishop 02/15/2014 James Bishop I was so sorry to hear about Milford. He was a good man, who did a lot over the years to help children. He will be missed by the people of this county. God bless you, Jim Bishop 02/15/2014 Ruth Wright Gorski Dear PattiCarol, I am so sorry to hear your dad passed away. He was a wonderful man with a great smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your mom, brothers and family. Fondly, Ruth, Tony, Stephanie, Chase and Annie Gorski 02/07/2014 Robin Phillips As a co-worker with Milford when he was a school bus driver; school bus contractor and a school bus driver instructor for the Board of Education, I speak for so many when I express sincere sympathy in the loss of a great man. So many "wonderful" memories we will cherish forever. 01/28/2014 George & Jackie Radcliffe Patsy & Family, We were so sorry to hear about Milford. We have always thought so highly of you and your family. I hope you will find comfort in your memories, each other, and your many friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 01/26/2014 lynn lowry lantz Dear Patsy and family, I was so sorry to hear of Milford's passing, there are so many of my childhood memories that involve the Foxwell family. You all are in my thoughts. Lynn 01/26/2014 Lou E. Satchell Dear Patsy, Mickey, Larry and PattiCarol It is with regret that I can not attend Milford's funeral to express my sincere condolences to all of you. I have been having some substantial neck problems which has inhibited my activities. What fond memories I have with the Foxwell and Dayton families. Experiencing watching the kids grow up and following them through their college days and careers. I am so proud of all of you. The memories of being around the pool, the political victory and just social gathering parties with good times and great friends. I was blessed to see Milford at the doctor's office on Monday Jan. 13th. That was an enjoyable great blessing for me. Thank you for the memories Lou 01/25/2014 Dennis Mitchell I would like to express my deepest sympathy for your lose. Mr. Foxwell was a very kind person and Will without a doubt be surely missed by all. my fondest memories were when he drove the bus to all our games during high school. Always a kind and gracious person. The Foxwell family will be in my thoughts today and for days to come. once again my heartfelt wishes go out to you. 01/25/2014 Rosemary Smith To Ms. Patsy and Family: I loved Mr. Milford, and I'm very sad to hear he passed away. He was a wonderful, generous, and thoughtful man who made me feel really special. I won't forget the way he greeted me with a big smile and a huge hug, despite how he might have been feeling. It was so wonderful Jacob and I were invited to spend Christmas with you all after the passing of my mother, Evelyn. Mr Milford had a way of making me feel my "Dad" was still with us, which gave me great comfort. Who knew He would be up there in Heaven dancing and rejoicing with her so soon. I'm so glad he is in a better place, and free of all his discomforts. Take care and God Bless you all. Love, Rose 01/24/2014 Rick and Amie Smith and Family We will always remember Milford for his warm smile and gracious manner. Our prayers and kind wishes are for the entire Foxwell family. May our Precious Lord Jesus bless and comfort you all during this time of great loss. 01/24/2014 Barbara and John Murphy Patsy and family, Please know we will keep you in our prayers for healing. They say 'time will heal' but I know it is God who will heal in His time. Fondly and with sympathy, Barb and John 01/24/2014 Richard and Susan Blake Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. He was a special man and will surely be missed by everyone who knew him. 01/24/2014 Terri (Richardson) Willis Patsy and Family: I was so sorry to hear of Milford's passing. You all were like my second family to me when I was in high school. He still always had a hug for me when he saw me. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this sad time. 01/23/2014 lynette wongus To The Family of Milford Foxwell Sr. I would just like for you to know that this man was TRULY a God's send to this community. Even though he sold the grocery store years ago, we still call it Foxwell's. I can't count the numerous times, when we were growing up, that he would break the rules, just to make sure we got home safe after sporting games. Not to mention, ALL the countless gestures that he has made through my life. He was truly an AWESOME man and we will miss him so. 01/23/2014 Trudy (Ratcliffe) Leager Larry and family...my heartfelt sympathies and prayers are with you all. Mr. Foxwell always greeted everyone with a smile. 01/22/2014 Wayne & Colleen Bromwell Dear Miss Patsy and Family, Mr. Milford was a great man, respected and kind. Had that made you feel good smile and always took the time to say hello and "catch up". God bless you all during this time. Please know that you are loved so much and that you all are in our thoughts and prayer. 01/22/2014 Susan Baker I was so sad to hear of Milford's passing. What a gentle giant of a man..always a kind word and a hug . My love to you Patsy . He is missed. 01/22/2014 Penny Lewis Reed I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. This Man I will always remember from his year of driving my school bus. Love and peace with you all. 01/22/2014 Glenda McCarter So sorry to hear of your loss. He was a great MAn and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of such great sorrow 01/22/2014 Gage Thomas Milford was a great man and human being, of the highest moral character, integrity, kindness, and a warm personality. I was privileged to know and work with Milford. His passion for Planning & Zoning issues was endless, even after he retired from the Commission. Our two families had a long history of growing up together. We will miss Milford and his ever-present smile. Our hearts go out to the entire Foxwell family with our sympathy and blessings, as we celebrate his life and lament his passing. May he rest in peace. 01/22/2014 Liz & Chris Wright Mr. Milford was a wonderful light. His memory lives on in all of our lives. Heaven has truly gained a wonderful angel. Baseball season will never be the same!The Wright Family 01/22/2014 Pam Kunz It has been my honor to know Milfod. What a wonderful man who leaves great memories and a loving legacy to his family and friends. A tremendous neighbor and friend, a man of integrity and grace. I will miss his smiling face and his gentle spirit. My love to Patsy, and I am always here for you when you need me. I treasure you and your wonderful husband. My love, Pam 01/22/2014 Dana Sullivan To The Foxwell Family: I have such fond memories of Milford and the memories that he shared with my parents. My father, Jimmy Sullivan, thought Patsy and Milford were the best and maintained a friendship with them for years. I am so sorry for your loss and I will carry Milford's and my parents memories with me forever. 01/22/2014 Bob & Maureen Harper Dear Patsy & Family, We are so saddened to hear of Milford's passing. He was such a sweet sweet man and such a blessing to know. We are comforted to know that Milford is now with his Savior Jesus Christ. 01/21/2014 Libby Nagel Mr Milford was a wonderful person and will be missed Deepest sympathy Libby and Chris Nagel 01/21/2014 Linda Bennett Prayers for all who love him. 01/21/2014 Kelley and Tammy Our heartfelt condolences go to Ms. Patsy and the family. Milford was the kindest gentleman that we have ever met. Milford and Patsy both have made a great impression on our lives, and we live what he has taught to this very day. We love you Ms. Patsy. 01/21/2014 Phyllis Simmons Patsy and family. My sincere condolences. Milford was such a wonderful person and his legacy lives on. May he rest in peace and may it be of some comfort to all that even though I am many miles away, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Blessings. Phyllis Simmons (Tom's spouse) 01/21/2014 Bob and Nancy Fishpaw We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 01/21/2014 Susan Boisjolie Muller Larry and family I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Take care! 01/21/2014 LaVerne ( Vernie Pete) Bell Mr. Milford was always such a nice man & neighbor. My younger brother Steve worked for him at the tastee Freeze... 01/21/2014 Diana Rathell My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Foxwell family. 01/21/2014 Gregg and Nancy Settle Our sincere condolences for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Words cannot even express how Milford will be missed. We will never forget how kind he was giving us a bus ride when we first came to the States and only had one car. To be able to volunteer at the school which was made possible by getting picked up together with our son. Such a kind heart and gentleman. He will be missed by many. 01/21/2014 Pat and Ron Hurley Dear Patsy and family,We are so sorry about your loss,if there is anything we can do let us know.You are in our prayers. 01/21/2014 Jeanne Loyd My thoughts and prayers are with each of you as you move through this time. He was one of our best and he taught his children how to carry on. A wonderful person that will be missed by many. 01/21/2014 Dot Bradshaw Patsy, I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man and you were a faithful caregiver all those years. God bless you and your family. Wishing you peace......Dot 01/21/2014 James and Lena Wallis Fitzhugh Patsy and Family; We were so sorry to hear about your loss,. I will always remember Milford as a wonderful person when I drove the bus for him. If there is anything we can do let us know,, Will keep you in our prayers.. God Bless you All 01/21/2014 Steve Abbott Miss Patsy and family,We are so sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Steve and Karen Abbott 01/21/2014 Buddy & Barb Mowbray Dear Patsy & Family: We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. 01/21/2014
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