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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