Erwin Foley Obituary (2024) – Radcliff, KY

Erwin Leonard Foley, 53, of Radcliff, went to sleep peacefully at home on Saturday, March 9, 2024.

Erwin, fondly known as Axel, was born to Eddie Jones and Alice Foley on Feb. 12, 1971, in Lake Providence, Louisiana. Axel was a man of many talents, many of which he kindly shared with others. He was an engineer, mechanic, a self-taught entrepreneur and a small business owner. Axel always was willing to help others with his multitude of talents. Not only was he an exceptional businessman, he was great father, husband and friend to all who knew him. His presence here on earth made everyone around him better as he showed true compassion and love to all.

Axel was an avid sports and lifelong New Orleans Saints fan. He was a grill master and could cook a plethora of Cajun cuisines. He enjoyed listening to music including soul, country and blues among many other genres, while working on one of his many projects. In his spare time, he would gather up the boys to play a round of golf. Axel always was ready for the “next” vacation with his family and friends. Above all else, he loved to go back home to his roots by visiting family in Lake Providence, Louisiana.

Axel served with honor and distinction in the U.S. Army, proudly belonging to the elite 82nd Airborne Division. His sudden departure was a profound loss for our family, but his legacy of bravery and commitment to his country lives on.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Polee Love Jr.; his grandmother, Ethel Mae Foley; a sister, Angela Blockwood; and an uncle, John Jones Sr.

Axel is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Foley; three daughters, Leyah Foley and fiancé Aaron Blankenship of Ashland, Keara Foley of Radcliff, and ShaJerrica Foley of Texas. He also is survived by his mother, Alice Foley of Lake Providence, Louisiana; his father, Eddie Jones of Las Vegas, Nevada; three sisters, Brenda Thompson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Aspin Stevenson of Monroe, Louisiana, and Joan “”Buffie”” Patterson of Lake Providence, Louisiana; seven brothers, Dexter Thompson, Eddie Mitchell, Keywan Foley, Lloyd “”Mookie”” Wahley and Willy “”Pokey”” Harvey, all of Lake Providence, Louisiana, and Sylvester Jones and Christopher Jones, both of Las Vegas; and host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.

The funeral is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff.

Visitation is from 2 p.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

Condolences can be made in the guestbook at

Published by The News-Enterprise from Mar. 14 to Mar. 16, 2024.