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Clarence  “JR” Culler, Jr.  

Clarence “JR” Culler, Jr.

March 30, 1943 – October 6, 2016

Clarence F. Culler, Jr., fondly known as “JR”, age 73, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

Born in Mt. Airy, NC on March 30, 1943, he was a son of the late Clarence  F. and Hazel (Allen) Culler. After working for the former Motor Wheel Corporation in Newark for many years, JR opened his own businesses, Newark Lawn and then JR’s Concrete.

Since 1986, JR loved to race micro midget race cars at Airport Speedway in New Castle. In 1999 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame and continued to race until his retirement in 2006. JR enjoyed vacationing with his companion of 8 years, Janet Laznik. Most of all, he adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sally J. Culler. He is survived by his daughter, Rene Decker and her husband, George, of  Port Deposit, MD; son, Brian Culler and his wife, Andrea, of Newark, DE; brothers,  Roger Culler and his wife, Anita, of Hudson, FL, and Gary Culler and his wife Jan, of Tampa, FL; sisters, Sylvia Martin and her husband, Bernie, of Hudson, FL, Norma Longstaffe and her husband, Peter, of Hudson, FL, and Wanda Bowlsbey of Hudson, FL; grandchildren, Joshua Culler, Jordan Culler, Cameron Decker, and Rielly Decker; great grandchild, Zayden Culler; companion, Janet Laznik; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am  on Friday morning, October 21, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, followed by a memorial service at 11 am.  Interment will be held at a later date in Gracelawn Memorial Park.

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  1. Suzanne Marsh, October 11, 2016

    So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man. May he rest in peace.
    Love,
    Suzanne

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  2. Betty Moore, October 11, 2016

    I am so sorry to hear of your lost. Jr was one of the first person that I met when I moved to Elkton. A very special man. Betty Moore

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  3. Joseph & Manetta Gorenflo, October 12, 2016

    Our deepest & sincere condolences Brian, Rene and dear Joshua & Jordan. We know how much you loved your pop pop and we are so sorry for your loss. Please know our love, prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time. God Bless!
    Love, Uncle Joe & Aunt Manetta

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  4. Marjorie Smith, October 12, 2016

    JR you sure will be missed by so many people i remember was i was small coming to your home an Sally going swimming, You always were so loving to all of us, I also remember you coming to NY an getting HOT DOGS with my Mom an Dad, great memory’s . May you walk hand an hand with God an we will all be seeing you again, Tell everyone i send my love to heaven as most of them are there with you now, May you shine an rest in peace, all my love to family an friends <3 <3 <3

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  5. Patricia Plaster, October 13, 2016

    I am so sorry to hear about Jr.
    Jr was a wonderful all around good man. I met Jr thru all the work he did with the Christina School District.
    Jr helped me and my kids by giving me some side jobs to do to earn extra money.
    To his family I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  6. Karla Fillman, October 16, 2016

    So sorry for your loss. Jr was a great person and did a lot to help people, he will be missed .

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  7. Guy Custer, October 20, 2016

    So sorry for your loss. My self and my father Bob will miss all the fun times we had with JR in our racing times together , most of all our fla. trips . He was a good man and will be missed by the Custer family .

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