George Floyd Lancaster
April 2, 1941 – May 27, 2014
George Floyd Lancaster, known affectionately as “Poor George”, age 73, of Port Penn, DE, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
Born in Middleneck, MD on April 2, 1941, George was the son of the late Floyd W. Lancaster and Louise Downs Lancaster. He made his career as an assistant manager with A&P and retired in 1987 after 30 years of dedicated service.
Active in his community, George was a longtime member of the Port Penn Volunteer Fire Company and VFW Post No. 838. He was an avid dancer, and especially liked country line dancing with his favorite dance partner and beloved wife, Susan and their many friends. George jokingly referred to himself as a “handyman extraordinaire” and took great pride in cutting and splitting the firewood he used to heat his home throughout the years. He will be remembered as one of a kind, who appreciated the simple things in life, like enjoying a cold beer and spending time with his family and friends. George will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Susan A. Cawthray Lancaster; children, Michael G. Lancaster and wife Susan of Defuniak Springs, FL, Kellie A. Newman and husband Theo of Felton, DE and Amy S. Trowbridge of Port Penn, DE; sister, Sherrie A. Stanley of Cheswold, DE; 6 grandchildren, Suzie, Cassy, Carrie, Jordan, Kyle and Howard; and 3 great grandchildren, Brianna, Austin and Colton.
A visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday morning, May 31, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 214 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE. A committal service will follow at the Crumpton Cemetery, 2010 Dudley’s Corner Road, Crumpton, MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in George’s name may be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Second Floor, Newark, DE 19711 or to the Crumpton United Methodist Church, PO Box 187, Millington, MD 21651 or to the Port Penn Volunteer Fire Co., 26 W. Market St., Port Penn, DE 19731.