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William J. “Bill” Yowell, Sr.  

William J. “Bill” Yowell, Sr.

July 5, 1939 – May 19, 2017

William J. “Bill” Yowell, Sr., age 77, a lifelong resident of Delaware City,  passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Born in Rising Sun, MD on July 5, 1939, he was the son of the  late John Thomas Yowell and Mary (Laramore) Yowell. Bill retired in September of 2016 as the Superintendent of housekeeping, maintenance, and security at Governor Bacon Health Center after 49 years of dedicated service.

Active in his community, he was a former president of Airport Speedway and the Delaware City Babe Ruth Baseball League for many years. Bill was also a member of Port Penn VFW Post 838, honorary member of the Delaware City Volunteer Fire Company, and a lifetime member of the Delaware City Recreation Club. Most of all, Bill was a devoted and loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and dear friend to many. He will be dearly missed by the many lives he has touched.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 20 years, Margaret M. Yowell and his son, Dennis Havens. He is survived by his children, Mary Laird (Dave), Bill J. Yowell, Jr. (Temple), Maggie Gray (Ray), Tricia Yowell (Ron), Robert Havens (Caroline), Anthony Havens (Corrine), Victor Havens, and Troy Havens (Tim Gibbs); sisters, Rose Yarbro and Shelby Cook (Richard); and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday evening, May 23, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home of Delaware City, 214 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE. A second visitation will be held from 10 am to 11 am on Wednesday morning, May 24, 2017 at the funeral home, where a funeral service will be held at 11 am. Interment will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Port Penn Road, Port Penn, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Governor Bacon Center, c/o Patient Fund, P.O. Box 559, Delaware City, DE 19706.

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  1. Donato Penny Leon, May 20, 2017

    This is a terriable loss. Bill was a good & fair man. My heart & prayers for his family and all of us that knew and loved him. ❤️

  2. Jessica Brown, May 20, 2017

    I’m so sorry to hear Bill passed. He was a good friend of my Mom. I’m sure he’ll be missed by so many.

  3. Beverly Henderson, May 20, 2017

    Deepest confolences to all the family. So very sorry for your loss. He was a very good friend and will be missed. RIP Bill. Thoughts and Prayers to Chris, Tricia and the rest of the family.

  4. Rose Yarbro, May 20, 2017

    Just wanted to let your children know I am here for them if they need someone to talk to. I love you and will miss you so, rest in peace brother and thank you for all you did for me throughout our life!

  5. Trina Lockard, May 20, 2017

    Mary & Tricia and Family

    Sorry for your loss! Bill was a very kind sweet man.

    Trina & Bud

  6. Sheila Ayers, May 20, 2017

    So very sorry for your loss

  7. Phyllis Cragle, May 20, 2017

    R I.P. dear FRIEND. You will be MISSED and I am reminded of your Friendship

  8. Joann Atkinson-Gray, May 20, 2017

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. He was a kind and wonderful man.

  9. Ruth Steele, May 20, 2017

    Shelby and Richard, I am sorry for you loss. Prayers for the family.

  10. Cheryll hussain, May 21, 2017

    Will always remember you uncle Bill. Love you your niece nikki

  11. Eldee fisher, May 21, 2017

    There goes a definite loss to many who new bill if it wasn’t for him no children in the community would have ever experienced baseball I can remember when I was a kid he was doing it he loved it God bless you Bill I for one know you already have your wings

  12. Laura Nost & family, May 21, 2017

    Tricia & family,
    My deepest sympathies to all your family… Bill was known and loved by many, and will be badly missed. He was a good man, and always willing to help. God bless you all…

    The Nost family

  13. Leon & Karen Henderson, May 21, 2017

    God Bless You.

  14. Rose Moore, May 21, 2017

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to the family to help them through this sad time. Bill was a great neighbor and so good to my kids.

  15. Tom and Robin Rodgers, May 22, 2017

    Trish, Ron and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Heaven gained and angel the day he left you. Sending prayers to you and your family. Your father is now at peace and earned his wings.

  16. Shiela, June 2, 2017

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss and wanted to share the bibles hope of a resurrection at John 5:28,29 at a time when there is no more sickness pain or death according Revelation 21:3,4.Please read these scriptures and may the God of comfort give you comfort in this time of bereavement.


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