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Wendell Foxwell

Wendell Olie Foxwell, 94, of Cambridge passed away peacefully the morning of April 10, 2020 at UMSMC@Dorchester with his daughter at his side.

Born March 1, 1926 in Crapo, he was a son of the late Olie L. and Mattie V. Foxwell. During his years of attending local schools, he also helped out on the family farm. He graduated from high school at age 16 in 1942. Wendell went on to proudly serve his country as a US Marine during the Korean conflict and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant.

Upon returning home Wendell married his first wife, Margaret (Peggy). They were blessed with two children, Stephen and Kathie. Peggy passed away in 1971.

After his military service, Wendell began a long career in automotive sales, commencing with B. J. Linthicum and Sons, and continuing with the dealership after the business was sold and moved from Race Street to Route 50. He said he had a successful career by following the Golden Rule, treating people right, being honest, telling the truth and giving good advice. Over the years he received many awards and accolades for his work. When retiring in 2006 after over 57 years in the business, he was gratified by the fact that he had sold vehicles to four generations and cherished the many friends and relationships he had made.

Wendell married his second wife Bertha Rogers in 1972. After only a couple months of marriage, she passed away suddenly. In 1976 he married Alice Schuyler. Together they enjoyed 41  years of marriage before her passing in 2017.

As a younger man, Wendell was very active in many athletic endeavors including softball, and participating in several local bowling leagues. Every year he had a garden. He loved to see things grow and enjoyed giving most of the produce to friends and neighbors. Reading was a favorite pastime and he read several papers every day.

During his latter years he “dabbled” in local politics and liked to attend the City and County Council meetings and was an active participant.  He had a substantial interest in Cambridge and the community; he served on many boards including City Zoning Board of Appeals, County Zoning Board of Appeals, Dorchester County Social Services, Dorchester General Hospital Association Board, Senior Citizens Board and United Agency Board.

Wendell was a member of the VFW, American Legion Post 91, Elks Lodge and other organizations. He also was a man of great faith, and a dedicated member of First Baptist Church of Cambridge.

Wendell was beloved by family and his many friends. He had a warm and gracious personality that endeared him to those he met. He enjoyed being around people and treated everyone as a friend. His kindness, warmth and generosity will be missed by many.

Surviving is his son Stephen W. Foxwell, daughter Kathie E. Chipouras and husband Lou; grandchildren Joshua Foxwell, Jeremiah Foxwell, David Foxwell, Daniel Foxwell; great-grandchildren Helena, Oliver and Leon; nephew Kermit Foxwell, Jr.; and cousin Nancy Robinson. He also had a strong and enduring relationships with his step-children Hobart Rogers, Faye Adams, JoAnn Baker, Andrea Wright, Melvin “Zeke” Willey, Robert "Bobby" Willey, William "Billy" Willey and their children and grandchildren. Wendell was very appreciative of the dedication of caregiver Gloria Wright. He and Gloria developed a strong bond and enjoyed many activities together.

Preceding him in death besides his parents and wives is a brother Kermit Foxwell.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Wendell will be laid to rest at Dorchester Memorial Park during a private service. A memorial service will be held later during the summer.

Wendell’s wishes was to have his grandchildren, step children, son in law and nephew serve as his pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations should be made to the First Baptist Church of Cambridge.

Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.

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Steve and family - So sorry to hear about Mr. Wendell. I looked forward to seeing and talking to him on Tuesday's when Council met. He would always stop in and talk to me. He kept us all on our toes!! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Becky

wmmdennis@gmail.com Apr 19 2020 12:00 AM

Bought my first car from him at BJ Linthicum on race st . Always called me Windsor boy . Always a pleasure to see him always with a smile and a good word

Crawford Windsor Apr 19 2020 12:00 AM

My grandfather bought all his vehicles with the help of Mr. Foxwell. I even had the pleasure of obtaining one off the show room floor. I remember him very well. My prayers and thoughts are with the family.

Connie Bell Apr 16 2020 12:00 AM

From the first time I met him as a child, through all the years, I'll always remember his smile. He always took the time to talk. May good memories help ease the pain.

Barbara Powell Windsor Apr 15 2020 12:00 AM

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Anne (Jones) and Jimmy Stichberry Apr 14 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wendell Foxwell

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A candle was lit in memory of Wendell Foxwell

Mike & Cheryl Stephens Adams Apr 13 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wendell Foxwell

Steve & Julie Merrick Apr 13 2020 12:00 AM

Steve and Kathie & family - so sorry to hear of your Dad's death. He was a great person and truly loved Dorchester County.

Terry & Ricky (Skeeter) Wheatley Apr 13 2020 12:00 AM

He was a great person and a friend to all he met, sorry for your loss but Wendell had a full and happy life RIP

Warren and Diane Newcomb Apr 13 2020 12:00 AM

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