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.
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.