David E. McKelvey
July 14, 1942 - February 27, 2018
David E. McKelvey, age 75, of Townsend, DE, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
Born in Wilmington, DE on July 14, 1942, he was a son of the late James and Lillian (Lewis) McKelvey. David graduated from William Penn High School in 1960. He then went on to proudly serve his county in the U.S. Army and the National Guard. David retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier, retiring after 35 years.
David had a wonderful sense of humor. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. David enjoyed sports and liked to watch games in person and on television. During the past 9 years, his greatest joy was spending time with his granddaughters, who he affectionately called Special K and Country Road. David will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James L. McKelvey. David is survived by his loving wife of more than 50 years, Linda H. (Heller) McKelvey; son, David L. McKelvey (Kim); and his granddaughters, Kieran and Delaney.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 Noon on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 Noon. Interment will follow in Silverbrook Cemetery, 3300 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE 19805.