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Carl Theodore “Ted” Weeden

June 28, 1933 - October 26, 2018


Carl Theodore “Ted” Weeden, age 85, of Bear, DE passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018.

A native Delawarean, he was born in Newport on June 28, 1933, the son of the late Leslie James and Myrtle Viola (Johnston) Weeden. Ted graduated from H. Fletcher Brown High School and proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. Ted made his career as a telephone communications specialist, retiring from Bell Atlantic after 30 years of dedicated service.

Active in his community, he was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, permanent member and past commander of USCG Aux. Flt. #14, past Commodore of the Outcast Yacht Club and member of Armstrong Masonic Lodge No. 26. Ted and his wife, Nancy, enjoyed traveling all over the U.S., and to foreign countries. They especially loved boating on the Chesapeake Bay and kept their boat at Two Rivers Yacht Basin on the Bohemia River in Maryland, for many years. Best of all, Ted loved spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife Nancy (Lockwood) Weeden; daughters, Jan Spence (Jack) of Bear and Gail Carpenter (Dudley) of Earleville, MD; grandchildren, Chad Spence (Kate), Kyle Spence (Regan), Andrew Carpenter (Megan) and Sarah Smith (Alex); great granddaughter, Haley Spence; sister, Jean Dwyer (Paul) of Florida; sister-in-law, Carole Wagner of Middletown; and cousin, Susanne Larson.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11:15 am on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a masonic service will begin at 11:15 am, followed by a memorial service at 11:30 am. A committal service with military honors will follow in the chapel of Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 200 Marrows Road, Newark, DE 19713 or to the Armstrong Lodge No. 26, 112 E. Market Street, Newport, DE 19804.

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11 Guestbook messages for Carl Theodore “Ted” Weeden

  • Carl you will be missed, our prayers go out to you, your loving wife and family, You are a good man, loving husband and great father you will be missed by all of us family and friends.

  • Peace & hugs as PopPop Ted rests in his heavenly port of call with his loving Father. ✝️

  • It was always a pleasure to wait on “the rye toast guys” 3 times a week at Friendly’s. You will definitely be missed around here! Prayers to your family.

  • My thoughts & prayers go out to the entire family. As the past Diamond State Counil of the Telcom Pioneers we all enjoyed having Carl & Nancy travel with us & the many good memories. We will all miss him.

  • Carl–was a very good friend–R.I.P.
    Kind, caring and great memories.
    Condolences to the Weeden Family

  • I am sad to hear of Mr. Weeden’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to Gail and the entire family.

  • I will miss seeing your smiling face at Friendly’s. You always made my day a little brighter.

  • Dear Nancy and family, My sincerest sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • We will miss Capt. Carl. He was a great guy and we will remember the good times at TRYB and with the OYC.
    RIP Capt.

  • To the Weeden family, our condolences and sympathy in Carl’s passing. Carl enjoyed talking to my father years ago at the 896 Diner when he used to meet with a group of friends to have breakfast, and my mom and dad were always there (Joe and Wilma Phipps) until my father passed away in 2010. Carl also came to the ice hockey games because his grandson played with my son on the Hodgson team. Such a nice person. My mother sends her thoughts and prayers to your family.

    Lenny & Cathy Novak
    Wilma Phipps

  • When we think of Carl, we will remember him as a GENUINE GENTLEMAN with a kind heart, and a gentle soul. Over the years, we have enjoyed every moment spent with Carl. Sending loving thoughts and prayers to Nancy and the family. God bless you all.