Robert Hughes Foxwell Jr., 84, former president of South Atlantic Shrine Assoc. is your source for free local news and information in Virginia Beach

Robert Hughes Foxwell Jr., 84, of Virginia Beach, Va., died peacefully at his home on Aug. 1, 2016.

Born in 1932 in Norfolk, Va., he was the son of the late Robert H. Foxwell and Ida Gwaltney Foxwell.

Robert Hughes Foxwell
        Robert Hughes Foxwell

Robert was an All-State basketball player on the state champion Granby High School team. He briefly attended the College of William & Mary before enlisting in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Kempsville Masonic Lodge No. 196 and Khedive Shrine, where he served as potentate in 1974 and as president of the South Atlantic Shrine Association in 1980, among other honors.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 61 years, Dorothy Anderson Foxwell; two children, Robert Scott Foxwell (Sharon) and April F. Oliver (Jeff); grandchildren, Robert Jeffrey Oliver (Laura), Shelby O. Coates (Ben) and Robert Anderson Foxwell; four great-grandchildren, Korryn Coates and Miranda, Joel and Neal Oliver; and brothers H. Boyd Foxwell (Deborah) and L. David Foxwell.

The family will receive guests from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, at H. D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, 1501 Colonial Ave., Norfolk, Va., where Masonic rites will be offered at 7 p.m. The funeral service, with Dr. Tim Dixon presiding, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Freemason Street Baptist Church, with a reception following in the Fellowship Hall. The burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Transportation Fund of Khedive Shrine or to the Zulekia Court Hospital Fund to support Shriners’ hospitals.

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