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David Bruce “Champine” Veasey, Sr.

March 5, 1943 - February 14, 2019

          David Bruce “Champine” Veasey, Sr., age 75, of Delaware City, DE, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019.

          Born in Wilmington, DE on March 5, 1943, he was a son of the late Herbert Lee and Edna Mae (Truman) Veasey.  David graduated from Gunning Bedford High School and went to work for Chrysler Corp in Newark as an electrician, retiring in 2002.

          A love of the outdoors, David enjoyed maintaining a vegetable garden, especially tomato plants, fishing and crabbing.  As a member of the Delaware City Recreation Club, he was a three-time champion horseshoe player.  Over time David collected numerous pocket knives.  During his grade school days he enjoyed playing the violin.  David will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and dear friend to many.

          He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Theresa A. (Carroll) Veasey; son, David B. Veasey, Jr. (Brenda L.); sister, Rosemary Fruytier (Ray); brother, Herbie Veasey (Pat); granddaughter, Marygrace Veasey; and many nieces and nephews.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 noon on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 noon.  Interment will follow in Delaware City Cemetery, Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE.

          In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in David’s memory to Seasons Hospice, of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.

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23 Condolences for David Bruce “Champine” Veasey, Sr.

  • Godspeed my friend, for you have truly gone to heaven on the wings of angels. We love you. We will miss you but the “Veasey” stories will continue to bring a laugh, a smile and forever memories.

  • You will be missed Uncle Dave.Thank you for being there for our family and giving us so many great memories!

  • I will miss my best friend

  • Sorry for your loss

  • Dave sorry for your loss

  • Rosemary and Ray, my deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your brother, husband, dad. ♥️
    Kristina Lynn

  • My God keep you & comfort you all in your time of grief!

  • RIP Uncle Dave. Your kindness, beautiful eyes and smile will be greatly missed. So many wonderful memories, especially thinking about you in your garden and how you enjoyed sharing with others. The way you cared for Aunt Theresa never went unnoticed, she will miss you deeply, as well as the rest of the family.

  • For the family of Dave Veasey:
    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the your loss. Dave and I go back about 65 years plus.
    I was very sorry to hear about this. May God be with you and your family in this difficult time.
    Bringing you comfort and courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
    PS When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel. Dave will be in my prayers.

  • Will miss you buddy, enjoyed all the years working and having good times, rest in peace, condolences to your family.

  • Godspeed cousin,The last time you and I spent any time together was at your dads funeral.I have often thought of you and your brother and sister.To all of Davids family I am so sorry for your loss,Bunky

  • I was truly honor to know you and being a good friend of yours, rest in peace and God bless your family!

  • David
    you will be missed . you did have lots friends and fun to hang out
    may you rest in peace as you had a fun life im sure
    friend BillE
    Richmond Texas

  • RIP. Prayers to the family and friends.

  • RIIP. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to the family and friends

  • Rest Easy PopPop Veasey
    You will be deeply missed
    I have many great memories of how wonderful you were with your family and friends
    I will especially cherish the memories of you with your granddaughter Gracie

  • Sorry for your loss

  • Dave was a wonderful & happy person to be around. He’ll always be in our memories always & surly missed!! Always a hard Worker. Gus.

  • A great neighbor, friend and buddy, I will miss you.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I will keep Dave and his family in my prayers. R.I.P. Dave, you will be missed.

  • Sorry to learn of the loss of Dave.

  • Dave, Maggie and I just found out, we are so very sorry for your Loss 🙏.

  • Dave,we will miss you our friend, especially tending to your garden. God needed a good man to plant some tomato plants. Vicki Mitzie Dave and little Brian.