Phillip E. Hoxworth, Jr., 71, died Monday, March 12, 2018 at Select Specialty Hospital in Youngstown.
Phillip was born September 22, 1946 in Youngstown, a son of the late Phillip E. and Betty (Thurston) Hoxworth, Sr.
Raised in Struthers, he was a 1966 graduate of Struthers High School. After graduation, Phillip was drafted into the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He served two tours in Vietnam and was discharged in 1970 with the rank of SP4.
After being discharged from the service, he returned to Ohio and worked as a crane operator for Youngstown Sheet & Tube until their closing. He later moved to Houston, Texas, where he worked as a corrections officer for the Houston Police Department. After eight years, he returned to Ohio and worked for Youngstown Slag.
In 1990, he relocated to York, PA and worked as a police officer for National Security Agency in Washington D.C. until his retirement in 1994. He also worked part time as a deputy sheriff for York County. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Ft. White, Florida for many years before returning to Lisbon, Ohio to be closer to family.
Mr. Hoxworth was a member of Zeredatha No. 451 F&AM and a 32nd degree Mason of the Scottish Rite of Harrisburg, PA. He was also a member of the Zembo Shrine in Harrisburg, the Lionel Collector's Club of America, and the Coin Collector's Club.
In his free time, he enjoyed raising rabbits and pigeons and collecting trains, stamps, and coins.
He is survived by his wife, the former Carolyn Dasen, whom he married July 15, 1970; two sons, Phillip (Alicia) Hoxworth, III of New Castle, PA and Timothy Hoxworth of Struthers; sister, Nancy Barnhill of Struthers; brother, David (Charlotte) Hoxworth of Porter, TX; four grandchildren, Joanna, Chevelle, Phillip IV, and Zachary; and a great-granddaughter, Lilyana.
Family and friends will be received on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. and Friday from 10-10:45 a.m. at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, 11 Spring St., Struthers.
A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Teresa Smolka officiating. Interment will follow at Lake Park Cemetery.
Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.