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Frederick William Wilson, Sr.  

Frederick William Wilson, Sr.
“Fred”

September 15, 1925 – June 19, 2014

Frederick William “Fred” Wilson, Sr., age 88, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 19, 2014.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware on September 15, 1925, Mr. Wilson was a son of the late Clan Wilson and Louisa Gunther Wilson. He proudly served as a Merchant Marine during WWII. A lifelong truck driver, Mr. Wilson was a 30 year member of Teamsters Local #326. His last route was for the St. Joe Paper Company, from which he retired.

Mr. Wilson was a lifetime member of the Minquadale Volunteer Fire Company, where he held various offices over the years. An avid gun collector and excellent marksman, he was a member of the NRA and the Delaware State Pistol Club. Mr. Wilson was an ardent history buff and enjoyed collecting historical memorabilia. He adored spending time with and entertaining his family and friends, especially during the Christmas season. A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother, he will be dearly missed by the many lives he touched.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Elizabeth Schell Wilson and his brother, Clarence “Rick” Wilson. Mr. Wilson is survived by his children, Darlene Massie (Homer) of Clayton, Fred Wilson, Jr. (companion, Donna) of Bear, Dennis Wilson of New Castle and Lynn Pudvan (Dave) of Newark; sisters, Doris Pyle and Louisa May Mitchell; 8 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandson.

A visitation will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Sunday evening, June 22, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A second visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday morning, June 23, 2014 at The Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where a funeral service will follow at 11 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Wilson’s name may be made to the Minquadale Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 647, Manor Branch, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  1. Donna & Jeff Mutchler, June 19, 2014

    Uncle Fred will continue to live on forever in our hearts through the great memories, love, and generosity he bestowed to all of us. Though the pain of his passing is immeasurable, Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary are once again together, watching over all of us. The last of the original cowboys is now our Guardian Angel! You will be loved & remembered for all times ♥

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  2. Donna & Jeff Mutchler, June 19, 2014

    Uncle Fred will continue to live on forever in our hearts through all of the wonderful memories, love, and generosity he bestowed to all of us. He had a heart of gold & will be remembered & loved forever. We take comfort in knowing that he & Aunt Mary are together once again. The last of the “original cowboys” is now our Guardian Angel!

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  3. Lou Jenks (LJ), June 19, 2014

    Sending my condolesences. Uncle Fred will be missed but I will always remember the good times we had as a family. I know he is now at peace with his wife, brother, and mother and is smiling down upon us.

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  4. Sherry Blevins, June 20, 2014

    To all of the family we are so sorry for your Dad’s passing. He was a great man and will be missed by all who knew him and loved him. He is at rest now and hope that you all can find comfort. I heard a saying
    recently Don’t cry because I am gone be glad I was here I found that comforting for myself and hope
    you can too . God Bless Sherry and Earl

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  5. Wayne and Terry Lambert, June 20, 2014

    Your dad was a great man. Always had a smile on his face and a friendly hello whenever we would see him. We will miss him.
    God bless Wayne and Terry

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  6. Sherry Buchanan & Family, June 20, 2014

    If there were more Mr Wilsons in this world, it would be a better place for all. I’ve lived 3 doors down from him & Mrs Wilson my entire life & from my 1st to my last memory of him, I never saw him without
    a smile on his face & a kind word upon his lips (& always a full-sized candy bar for every kid, the favorite house & our traditional 1st stop every Halloween). He will be missed immensely! Our condolences to Fred, Dennis, Lynn & Darlene & to my cousins, Tonda & Fred as well as Brian & Kenny & his other grandchildren & all the rest of his loving family. It won’t be the same around here without ya, Good Ol Mr Wilson ♥

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