John M. Fox, Sr.
April 16, 1930 - August 23, 2022
John M. Fox, Sr., age 92, of Rehoboth Beach, DE and formerly of Stanton, DE, passed away at the Delaware Veteran’s Home on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, after an extended illness.
Born in New Castle, DE on April 16, 1930, he was a son of the late Wilbur Wilson Fox Sr. and Jean (Miller) Fox. John proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired after 38 years of service from Verizon, formerly Bell Atlantic.
His greatest joy was taking care of those he loved. In his retirement, he enjoyed spending his winters in Florida. He made many memories with friends and family playing cards, chess, and crosswords puzzles, along with listening to music and playing his piano to pass time. He was an avid Jeopardy fan and quite knowledgeable. John was a lifelong University of Delaware football and basketball fan. He was very fond of antique cars and a proud owner of a 1929 Buick that he liked to ride around in. John especially treasured traveling with the love of his life Allene.
John was preceded in death by his wife, Allene (Anspach) Fox, in addition to his parents. He is survived by his children, Elizabeth “Beth” Bevans (Rex) of Florida, John “Buddy” (Karen) of Odessa, DE, Allen of Georgetown, DE, Barbara Walters (David G.) of Rehoboth Beach, DE; 8 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 1 pm on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 1 pm. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to Home of the Brave, 6630 Sharps Road, Milford, DE 19963 or by clicking here.