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Michael Swain “Mike” Foxwell

November 4, 1953 - April 11, 2021

Michael Swain “Mike” Foxwell, age 67, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021.

Born in Cambridge, MD, on November 4, 1953, he was the son of the late Arthur James and Doris Mae (Todd) Foxwell, Sr. Mike graduated from De La Warr High School, then set out to accomplish a lifelong career in construction. He dedicated 28 years as a foreman for Brandywine Construction. In his spare time, Mike lent his musical talents as a rhythm guitarist and singer in the band, Rough N Ready. He had a passion for Harley Davidson motorcycles, was a die-hard Steelers fan, and was a lifetime member of ABATE. Mike enjoyed fishing and camping at Duck Neck Campground. Most of all, he treasured his loving family.

In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his brother, Arthur J. Foxwell, Jr. He is survived by his devoted wife, Norma Faye (Caviness) Foxwell; daughters, Alicia Brenneman (Eric) and Christina Biddle (Chris); 8 grandchildren; and 1 great grandson.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday, April 19, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, followed by a funeral service at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North Dupont Highway, New Castle, DE. Any ABATE members or bikers that would like to lead the procession, please feel free to join us in seeing Mike off. Face masks will be required for all in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mike’s memory to the Helen Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713.

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23 Condolences for Michael Swain “Mike” Foxwell

  • I’m so sorry for the family loss. I loved his band n everything about foxwell. Love you mike n you’re surely going to be missed but never ever forgotten. Love to the entire family n I never stopped loving y’all. Love always n forever Vikki Dooley

  • Heartfelt sympathies to Michael’s family. I hold a lot of good memories.

  • Prayers to norma, Shelly and Chrissi I love you guys ❤️ Will always cherish the memories we all had wish we had more time together. Forever in my heart Love you Mike (Freddy fender) ❤️

  • Gone from our sight , but never from our hearts .

  • Sorry for you loss! Thinking you you and your family.

  • You have my deepest sympathy for your loss and will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Our hearts are broken at the loss of Uncle Mike-one of the kindest people To walk this earth.
    Aunt Norma, Shelli & Chrissi
    We love you and are sending healing prayers your way.
    Jeff, Cindy, Bri, JR & Eric

  • Life has changed forever in our family. Michael has gone home to be with our Lord and Savior.
    I will miss him dearly, and will keep all the memories close in my heart .

    Norma you Know that I am always praying for you, and your family. I love you always 🙏🙏🙏. rest is in Michael

  • Mike you and Norma was so good to me at Duck Neck you will always be the best of memories for me. RIP Mike until we all meet again. Prayers for Norma and family.

  • You will be missed rest easy.To the family sorry for your loss

  • Norma, I’m so sorry to learn of Michael’s passing. I still remember him as that ornery little boy I babysat! Please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  • RIP Mike. I remember you playing in your band at Danny’s house many years ago. Norma, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending condolences to you and the family.

  • Condolences to The Foxwell Family. Ride Free Michael…Beautiful tribute✨

  • Norma,

    My condolences to you and your family.

    Matt Smolka

  • My sincere condolences and prayers Norma and family.

  • So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Mike’s family. R.I.P. MIKE

  • Norma and girls, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband and father. Ive known you guys for alot of years. I will always remember the times we had when the band would practice in his moms basement.Good times! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. May god rest over him now.Love you guys.

  • So sorry for your loss Norma. Mike was a great guy and you two were a beautiful couple, soulmates. Sending much love to you and your family.
    Diana and David

  • Norma and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Mike was a happy go lucky man. It was a pleasure to know him while at Duckneck. Corn hole on my friend.

  • Mikey Dale and I will miss your funny crazy personality. I will always remember you.
    NORMA i wish We could be there but know that we are in spirit. Love you

  • To Norma and Mike’s family, friends.
    We are truly sorry to hear the news of Mike’s passing.
    May his memories of the life you shared bring you comfort
    during this difficult time.
    His spirit lives on and you will find that
    he is never far away. Look for the signs.
    I would like to think that Mike and my brother John
    are jammin’ on the other side (Rough N Ready).
    May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
    Sincerely, Barbara (Farber) and Hooker Peck
    Peace & Love from the Farber Family

  • Norma we are so sorry for your loss
    Mike was a very nice person and will be missed I always looked for you and him setting on the porch when I drove by. It’s a sad time when you lose a friend you knew since we were kids, so many memories is what we have to remind us of our friends that have past
    When we reminisce we find ourselves smiling and laughing at things we did together as friends this keeps them alive in our hearts.
    Norma if there anything you need don’t forget we are here for you and your family

  • Norma, I am so sorry for your family’s loss. May it be some consolation to know that he is at rest. Although life took Mike and I down different paths through the years, I always remembered the times we had when we were young. Whether it was playing guitars down old New Castle, cruising in his ’57 Chevy or skipping .22s across the Delaware River, they were some of the best times I can remember. I’ll remember those times and Mike especially forever.