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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.

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7 Condolences for John M. Fox, Sr.

  • Dear Beth, Buddy, Alan, Barbara and family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Johnny was a very kind and good man. I’m so Thankful for all the great memories. Love and prayers.Ellie, Vint and family

  • Family,
    We are truly saddened to hear of Uncle Johnny’s passing. We will forever cherish our memories spent with him. Especially dinners at his home in Rehoboth during summer vacations with our kids. I am eternally grateful for the generosity shown to myself and siblings by him when our father Dave Roberts passed. You all are in our prayers. Love to you all.

  • I would like to offer my condolences to Beth, Buddy, Allen and Barbie. I wish I could be there Wed. I know Uncle John is at PEACE and the video is really nice. It brought back a lotta fun memories. I miss you guys and we always say it at funerals and weddings, but we all need to get together soon. I am on FB (as Beth knows lol). Please contact me soon. Barbie get up w me. Love your cousin Denise

    Again I am sorry for your loss

  • Wonderful pictures of a well-lived life. John was a good friend and neighbor and will be fondly remembered. May your many beautiful memories be a blessing.

  • John was a very good 5xbar student. Also a safe company car driver for daily trips from Wilm to West Chester. Lunch at Farmer in the Dell resulted in a peanut barrage afterward.

  • Dear Family, I doubt you remember me, but Johnny was a good friend of my husband’s in early years, and he was in our wedding party in 1960. They worked together at Bell Atlantic. I remember John and Allene well from those times, and send my deep sympathy to all of you. It was so good to read about him and his lovely family.

  • Dear Barb, Beth, and family,
    My sincere condolences to you and your beautiful family. Dad is at peace and you can celebrate his wonderful life with memories and carry them with you until you all meet again. Love prayers,to you all. Sincerly yours Eileen & boys. Joey & Dom🙏🕊❤