LEVANT - John R. Spox, 77, died unexpectedly April 1, 2014, at his home. He was born Jan. 10, 1937, in Bangor, the son of John and Emma (Street) Spox.
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John graduated from Brewer High School, Class of 1955. He served in the U.S. Army, and was a pipe fitter for Diamond International for many years. John was a member of the Eagles Club and the Elks Lodge. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching birds, gardening and building anything and everything. John was a loving and caring husband, father, step father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother.
John is survived by his loving wife, Ellen (Batson) Spox; brother, James Spox of Brewer; daughters, Lee Faulkner, of Cutler, Patti McElvain and her husband, Bill, of Levant, and Sherri Price and her husband, Tim of Texas; sons, Andy Faulkner and his wife, Robin, of Newburgh, and John "Jay" Spox Jr. and his wife, Carmen of Orrington; stepchildren, Mark Burke and his wife, Linda of Milbridge, Brett Burke of Addison, Chris Burke and his wife, Julie of Addison, Casey Burke of Milbridge, and Charles Burke of Prospect Harbor; 13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 8 stepgrandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special cousin, Raymond Street of Millinocket. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by four sisters, Jeanine, Geneva, Janet and Lanie, and a stepdaughter, Cathy Doughty.
A service of remembrance will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Family Reception Rooms of Brookings-Smith, 55 S. Main St., Brewer. A time to share conversation and refreshments will follow the service. Interment will be held at a later date. Those who wish to remember John in a special way may make gifts in his memory to CancerCare, C/O EMHS Foundation, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Brookings-Smith Clark-Piper Chapel
55 S Main St Brewer, ME 04412
Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 3, 2014