Clayton D. “CJ” Gebhart, Jr.
May 16, 1983 - December 16, 2021
Clayton D. “CJ” Gebhart, Jr., 38, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Christiana Hospital on Thursday, December 16, 2021, after a short illness.
Born in Newark, DE, on May 16, 1983, he was a son of Clayton D. Gebhart, Sr. and Susan M. (Maden) Beaver. The loves of CJ’s life were his family and friends, sports of all kinds, including: bowling, his beloved Yankees, Eagles and overall passion for baseball, at which he excelled as a pitcher and power hitter, art and animals of all kinds.
He was a 2001 graduate of Middletown High School in Middletown, DE. CJ was the lead graphic Installer at Ad-Craft Graphics and Signs in Wilmington DE. He did vinyl wrapping for 20 years with meticulous perfection.
CJ is survived by his 3 daughters, Jaycee and Myleigh Gebhart (Casey Taylor) and Harper Marshall (Vicki Marshall); parents, Susan M. Beaver (Rob) of New Castle and Clayton D. Gebhart (Sherri) of Townsend; fiancée, Samantha White; brothers, Rob Beaver, Jr. (Jessica), Justin Childress (Heather), Jordan Childress (Caitie), along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Jimmy & Ronnie Maden of New Castle and paternal grandparents, Walter “Bud” & Jeannette Gebhart, also of New Castle. Also surviving CJ are his beloved dogs, Pablo and Chapo, and cat, Griselda (Kitter).
The family would like to offer their sincere gratitude towards Christiana Care ICU for all of their loving and compassionate care of CJ during his illness and Gift of Life, which will allow CJ’s memory to continue to live on through the lives of others.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. A second visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at the funeral home, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in CJ’s memory to The New Castle County Chapter Sunshine Foundation, PO Box 16, New Castle, DE 19720, or online by clicking here, or to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, Attn: Jeanette Hayes, or online by clicking here.