November 5, 1939 – June 14, 2017
Charles Stutzman, age 77, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.
Born in Wilmington, DE on November 5, 1939, he was a son of the late Edgar and Louise (Barcus) Stutzman. Charles proudly served his country as a SeaBee in the US Navy where he served 3 tours in Vietnam. Throughout his life, he enjoyed his career as an over the road truck driver and later worked as a heavy equipment operator.
Charles loved camping and traveling with his family and enjoyed vegetable gardening. He was a longtime member of New Castle United Methodist Church, Family Campers & RVers, Joseph B. Stahl Post #30, and a life member of the VFW. Active in his community, he previously served as scout leader and coached with the New Castle Little League.
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his brother, Edgar Stutzman and sister, Barbara Aikey. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Janet (Ebright) Stutzman; children, Dan Stutzman (Starla), Sharon Horrocks, Sean Williams, and Scott Williams, Sr.; brother, Doug Stutzman; sister, Wanda Jose; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. Charles will be dearly missed by his family and the many friends he made throughout his life.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Tuesday evening, June 20, 2017 and again from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm on Wednesday morning, June 21, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE where a funeral service will be held at 12:30 pm. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to the New Castle United Methodist Church, 510 Delaware St., New Castle, DE 19720.