FORT DRUM, NY – Chief Warrant Officer 3, Steven James Hoxie, Jr., 42, died Thursday, June 4, 2020, at his home.
Born April 2, 1978, in Madison, WI, the son of Steven and Kathy (McBurney) Hoxie, Sr., he attended Greenway High School in Arizona.
Steven had a full and distinguished career with the U.S. Army, honorably serving for over 20 years. He had a special place in his heart for 10th Mountain and Fort Drum, with his current fourth tour with the Division tragically cut short.
Having enlisted in March 2000, he spent 12 years as an enlisted man before being selected to become a warrant officer. Chief Hoxie served two operational tours overseas, one in Belgium and one in Kosovo, and three combat tours to Afghanistan earning one Joint Service Achievement medal, three Joint Meritorious Unit Awards, four NATO medals, one Armed Forces Expeditionary medal, one Kosovo Campaign medal, five Afghanistan medals and one Combat Action Badge. Steven’s assignment prior to being assigned here to Fort Drum again was with the 4th Regional Cyber Security Center at Fort Shafter, Hawaii where he and two others were the technical backbone for ensuring USARPAC met the Windows 10 compliance suspense; a few for which our Microsoft representative even told us no one in the private sector would think to attempt. Steven was truly a master at his craft, a dedicated soldier and an exceptional Signal Officer who will be greatly missed by all who knew him and for anyone whose life he’s touched.
He was united in marriage to Jana Marie Moshier on May 2, 2009, at the Salem Christian Fellowship Church in Beaver Falls with Pastor Bryan Catlin officiating. They have made their home in Florida, Georgia, Hawaii and New York.
Steven was an avid outdoorsman enjoying fishing, hunting and riding his four wheeler, as well as a devoted husband and father. He was a former member of the Silvermine Hunting Club.
He is survived by his wife, Jana and their four children, Noah Steven, Gia Marie, Jade Madison and Myla Janet, at home; a son and daughter, Jacob D. and Kendall R. of Delaware; his parents of Surprise, AZ; a sister, Shannon Hoxie and niece Kailie and nephew Chase, also of Surprise, AZ; his paternal grandparents, Donald and Lorraine Hoxie of Litchfield, AZ; his maternal grandfather, Leslie McBurney of Madison, WI; his mother and father-in-law, Janet Zehr (Leonard Peck) of Carthage and Duane Moshier (Lisa) of Croghan; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Joyce McBurney.
A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, June 15, 2020, at the Croghan Mennonite Church with Rev. Paul Mast, pastor, and CH Aaron Means officiating. Calling hours will precede the funeral from noon until 12:45 P.M. at the church.
A committal service with military honors will be in the Riverside Cemetery Annex, Beaver Falls, following the service.
Please follow social distancing rules and wear masks.
Memorials in Steven’s name may be made to: Mission 22, 17040 Pilkington Rd, Suite 200, Lake Oswego, OR 97035. https://mission22.com/home