Charles W. Foxwell Sr.

Dorchester Star - - Obituaries -

CAM­BRIDGE — Charles “Char­lie” Wright Foxwell Sr., 92, of Cam­bridge, passed away peace­fully on Wed­nes­day, June 22, 2016, at Ch­e­sa­peake Woods Cen­ter, Cam­bridge.

Born on May 31, 1924, he was the son of the late Bald­win and Hazel Kir­wan Foxwell of Lakesville.

Af­ter at­tend­ing the lo­cal schools and re­ceiv­ing his diploma from Crapo High School, Char­lie joined the Army Air Corp and served his coun­try for two years dur­ing WWII. He served in the Pa­cific The­atre be­fore be­ing hon­or­ably dis­charged in 1946.

While in the ser­vice he met and mar­ried Enid Wil­lis. They were blessed with a son who to­gether they raised. Enid died in 1989. In later years, he mar­ried Alice Mae Jones. Alice died Jan. 29, 2006.

Char­lie owned and op­er­ated Foxwell’s Garage, which was lo­cated where the Wes­leyan Com­mu­nity Hall is to­day. He was a school bus driver in the 60’s and was loved by all the stu­dents. He was also very proud of be­ing part of build­ing Great Marsh. His last job be­fore re­tire­ment was main­te­nance su­per­vi­sor at the Social Ser­vice Build­ing.

Char­lie lived a col­or­ful life style. His pres­ence and voice would draw at­ten­tion. As most peo­ple have a “bucket list” of things they would like to do, Char­lie made sure he kept check­ing them off. He en­joyed watch­ing NASCAR, sit­ting on his front porch, go­ing to auc­tions and spend­ing time with his fam­ily. Any­one who knew Char­lie knew he loved his dog Blue, and the two of them could al­ways be seen rid­ing the streets of Cam­bridge in his Toy­ota truck. He was known to love “fast cars” and “beau­ti­ful women”. He had a big heart and would do any­thing for any­one. As his health de­clined the past few years, he never lost his wit and hu­mor. Char­lie will be missed by his fam­ily and friends.

Sur­viv­ing him are sons C.W. Bud Foxwell Jr. (Deb­bie Bradford) of Cam­bridge, Bruce Banks of Fort Washington, MD, Guy Banks of Cap­i­tal Heights, MD; grand­chil­dren Alisha Sal­is­bury, Shane Foxwell and Skyler Foxwell; great grand­chil­dren Lu­cas, Karli and Tucker Sal­is­bury; sis­ters Sue Mur­rell and Nancy Robin­son. Also, Rose­mary Banks, the mother of Bruce and Guy Banks.

Pre­ced­ing him in death be­sides his par­ents and wives was a grand­daugh­ter Tara Foxwell; sis­ter Dot As­plen and his best friend, his dog Blue.

A fu­neral ser­vice with mil­i­tary hon­ors was held on Mon­day, June 27, be­gin­ning 1 p.m. at the Mary­land Eastern Shore Vet­er­ans Chapel, Hur­lock, MD, with Pas­tor Steve Blood­sworth of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment fol­lowed the ser­vice.

In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions in mem­ory of Char­lie can be sent to Bay­wa­ter An­i­mal Res­cue, 4930 Buck­town Road, Cam­bridge, MD 21613.

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

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