Colonel Richard E. Jewett, US Army Retired - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Colonel Richard E. Jewett, US Army Retired

December 30, 1933 - June 9, 2023

Richard Edwin “Dick” Jewett, age 89, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 9, 2023.

Born in Huntington, OH, on December 30, 1933, he was the son of the late Ford Murray and Cecile Rosemond (Kemery) Jewett. Dick served 28 years in the U.S. Army, was a veteran of the Korean Occupation and the Vietnam War, and he served multiple overseas tours. He completed Masters degree programs at the University of Maryland and The George Washington University. He retired in 1984 at the rank of Colonel.

Dick loved the Lord, his family and his country. He was a member of Ogletown Baptist Church in Newark, DE, since 2006. He was a life member of the Military Officers Association of America, the Association of the United States Army and the National War College.

In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his two sisters, Janet Kovach and Nancy Perry. Dick is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Ann Margaret (Dible) Jewett, whom he met at Bowling Green State University and married in 1956. He is also survived by his sons, Timothy Jewett (Lucienne Beard) of Mt. Laurel, NJ, and Jonathan Jewett (Midge King) of Lexington, KY; daughter, Anna Jewett of Middletown, DE; and three grandchildren, Stefan Jewett (Kristin Zelley) of Philadelphia, PA, Catherine Jewett (Arron Tustin) of Pennsauken, NJ, and Benjamin Jewett (Anna Tsiarinjegne) of Wilmington, DE.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. Entombment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dick’s memory to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or by clicking here, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or by clicking here, or Ogletown Baptist Church, 316 Red Mill Road, Newark, DE 19713 or by clicking here.


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7 Condolences for Colonel Richard E. Jewett, US Army Retired

  • Dick was always friendly, smiling and a fine Christian gentleman. I was a small part of his teaching evangelism when he led us on a tract-give out at The Mall and his leading a group on a bus tour in Washington D C. He is truly missed by so many. My sympathies go to Ann and and family.

  • Linda and I extend our condolences to the entire family. So sorry to hear about this. You are all in our prayers.

  • Dick will be greatly missed. Even in his later years and with medical problems, he strove to share Jesus’ love and compassion by providing Christian reading material for our family and refecting the joy of the Lord with his smile and kind words. Karen

  • May God usher you and your family with strength, peace, and comfort in this difficult time. Please accept our condolences.

  • JJ, Midge, and Family,
    Wishing you peace and a lot of love during this time. I am thinking of you and your family. Sending caring thoughts your way.

  • Deepest sympathies to you and your family. Marsha and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • I had the pleasure of serving with Colonel Jewett in Budingen, Germany while he was in command of the 3rd Bn, 61st ADA and I was commander of Btry C, and the battalion adjutant. My warmest personal regards to Mrs. Jewett and family. And sadly I let you know that my wife, Margaret, passed away on April 1 of this year after 60 years of marriage. Heaven has gained two angels. May our good and gracious saviour continue to richly bless you, Mrs. Jewett, and your familly.