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William H. Fountain

September 28, 1947 –¬†August 26, 2016

William H. Fountain, age 68, of The Villages, FL and formerly of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 26, 2016.

Born in Wilmington, DE on September 28, 1947, Mr. Fountain was the son of the late Jefferson and Estelle Jane (Edwards) Fountain. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy who served aboard the USS Noris during the Vietnam War. Mr. Fountain later served the citizens of Delaware as a police officer with the New Castle County Police Department from 1969 until his retirement at the rank of Corporal in 1992. He then accepted a position as an officer with DNREC, retiring in 2008 at the rank of Sergeant.

Mr. Fountain and his late wife, Lyndia moved to The Villages, Florida in 2008 and were active members of the First Baptist Church at the Villages. He enjoyed golfing in his leisure time and was a longtime volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Fountain was preceded in death by his wife, Lyndia A. (Walton) Fountain. He is survived by his sons, Casey Fountain (Kristen) of Middletown and Logan Fountain (Morgan) of Newark; and grandson, Liam Garrett Fountain.

A graveside service will be held at 10 am on Saturday morning, September 3, 2016, at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

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  1. Steven Hopkins, August 31, 2016

    You were a good friend who bought laughter to this world. We will miss you and our hearts go out to your family and Lynn. Judy and Steve Hopkins

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  2. Scott Twigg, August 31, 2016

    RIP Bill. I’m glad I had the opportunity to work with you before you retired from NCCPD. To the Fountain family, so sorry for your loss…
    Scott

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  3. Dan Seador, August 31, 2016

    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I always enjoyed working with him both when he was with the County and at his last job at DNREC. I saw Logan and Morgan today but did not know they were dealing with this loss. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

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  4. Carol Oesterbo, August 31, 2016

    Prayers to the Bill’s family! NCCPD memories of the many years of great service to NC county.

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  5. Dan Tjaden, September 1, 2016

    Rest in peace brother….

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  6. Marty Volk, September 1, 2016

    Rest in peace…..Prayers to your family…

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  7. Elaine Zak, September 1, 2016

    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I worked with him at the county and he was a great guy. May the Lord give you peace and comfort during this time of sorrow

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  8. Bob Miller, September 1, 2016

    So shocked to hear of Bill’s passing. We golfed together on Wednesdays in The Villages, Florida. Bill was always a fun guy to golf with, never mattered if we didn’t hit them straight! He was always joking and made us all feel fortunate to be part of his foursome. Bill will be missed and never forgotten.

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  9. Bud Mowday September 01,2016, September 1, 2016

    Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Bill was a dedicated police officer, and a fine gentleman. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

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  10. Michael F. Riley III, September 1, 2016

    So sorry to hear about Bill passing. Bill worked for me for 13 years as a patrol officer on our squad with New Castle County Police, DE. and was a fine officer. Liked by everyone, a work-a-holic when it came to law enforcement. Never gave up investigating a case. Treated everyone with respect and fairness. A “Cop’s Cop”. He will be missed by all that knew him. My prayers are with his family.

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  11. Ed Pankowski, September 1, 2016

    Rest in Peace Brother Bill……You were truly an Officer and a Gentleman…………….May Peace be with you………..Prayers for your Family

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  12. Larry Morris, September 1, 2016

    A true gentleman. In the right hand of God hold you fast

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  13. Gary & Kathy Overstreet, September 1, 2016

    Our sincere sympathy to the family of a great fellow NCCPD officer.

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  14. Brian T. Eide, September 2, 2016

    Casey and Logan was real sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad he was a real fine person lots of good memories when we were in the scouts, my deepest sympathies. Brian T. Eide

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  15. Julie & Rich Leopold, September 2, 2016

    We will miss our friend Bill. He was always able to put a smile on our face. He always had a funny story. Our condolences to his family and Lynn. God bless you, Bill.

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  16. Joe Hackett, September 2, 2016

    You do not meet many guys like Bill, I was glad to call him my friend.

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  17. Sam palermo, September 2, 2016

    Casey& Logan: Very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing; I enjoyed working with him. My deep sympathy to the entire family. He will be missed.
    Sam

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  18. william h thomas, September 2, 2016

    BILL, EVERY ONE STATES YOU WERE A OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN WITCH WAS TRUE.LITTLE DID THEY KNOW THE PRANKS WE PULLED WHEN WORKING AT THE PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING. YOUR FRIEND,BILL THOMAS(E.M.S.)

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  19. Pat Walsh, September 2, 2016

    Rip in Peace my Friend. I enjoyed spending time with you over the last 8+ years. Things will not be the same without your stories. Janet & I will be there to say our last Good Byes.

    To the Fountain family – thank you for sharing your father/father-in-law with us. Remember him often and he will live on in our hearts!

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  20. Angelo Fiumara, September 3, 2016

    Bill was one of the veterans who showed me how to do the job. Rest in peace Bill

    Fugi

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  21. Karen Grenier, September 3, 2016

    To BIll’s family, my prayers, my sympathy and my thoughts are with you at this loss. I will miss Bill – he was here to help me adjust to being widowed, his jokes were frequent and were even funny, and he was always a gentleman, He believed in his Church, he loved golfing, he loved and was proud of his home state, DE and he was not afraid to say so. He was an exceptional person and friend. God Bless.

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  22. Bill Hopkins, September 3, 2016

    Bill was a very close friend to all he met. We first met here in The Villages when he moved here from
    Delaware. He always claimed he came here to take me back to Delaware and was sent here for that purpose!! He was like a brother to me and was always looking after me. He will be missed, but I know
    he is up in Heaven, without pain. Love you Bill and I miss you.

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  23. Jack & Renee Devlin, September 27, 2016

    Our sincere condolences to the Fountain family. We are friends from The Villages and spent lots of great times with Bill every month. Laughter always surrounded him and great stories of his past or a joke were on the agenda.We were on two cruises with him and he made time on board lots of fun. We shared our life’s journey together in these last 8 years and now we are left with wonderful memories. Bill was a man who lived his faith and we know he is now with his loving God forever. Rest in Peace dear friend. You ,of all, will be sadly missed. God bless.

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  24. Edward Edwards, September 27, 2016

    So sorry to hear about Bills passing. We met at our ships reunion and I was looking forward to spending time with him at the upcoming one. It was a shock to hear..All my prayers for all of you. Ed Edwards

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