Thomas Robert "Tom" Boxler, Jr.
(March 4, 1959 - July 28, 2018)

STAUNTON, VA – Thomas Robert Boxler, Jr., 59, passed away Friday, July 28, 2018 in Staunton, VA.

Tom is survived by his significant other, Ms. Carla Floyd of Waynesboro, VA and their American bulldog, Gip. While Tom is leaving behind loved ones including his oldest daughter, Abby Arey (Jeff) of Staunton, VA, he joins his youngest daughter, MaDee Jane, in heaven. Tom is adored by his two grandchildren, Cy and Rosee Jane, whom will miss their Pap greatly! Tom is also survived by best friend and mother of his girls, Tamara Talley-Campbell of Fishersville, VA.

Tom is the son of Ms. Dorthea “Sis” Boxler of Waynesboro, VA, and the late Thomas R. Boxler, Sr. He was the oldest of their five children, William Boxler of Waynesboro, VA, Janice Pence of Culpeper, VA, Susan Shaheen (Arthur) of Blacksburg, VA, and Charlie Boxler (Sara) of Roanoke, VA.

Other survivors include nieces Kate Painter, Charlee Ann Breeden, Brittany Boxler, Kylie Muir, Abigail and Lily Shaheen, and nephews Jason and Jeremy Boxler.

Tom was a manufacturing engineer by trade and spent many years in plant management for Daikin, formerly McQuay. Later in life, he combined his trade with his passion, teaching in the CTE program for Highland County Public Schools.

Tom was a wood craftsman, much like his father, and avid fly-fisherman. Tom was never without a canine companion by his side! He also actively served as a Board Member for The MaDee Project since 2010.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 1st from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Bridge Christian Church in Fishersville, VA. A private celebration of his life will be held at a perfect fly-fishing spot later this fall.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The MaDee Project, The Virginia Inland Game and Fisheries, or to the CTE Program for Highland County Public Schools, all causes near and dear to his heart.


Left: Tom’s 9th grade picture, Badgers Den 73-74, page 27, Kate Collins Junior High School, 1625 Ivy Street, Waynesboro, VA 22980-2505.
Center: Tom's senior portrait, The Hornet's Nest 1977, page 131, Wilson Memorial High School,189 Hornet Road, Fishersville, VA 22939-3413.