David G. Payton, Sr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

David G. Payton, Sr.

Born May 3, 1933

David G. Payton, Sr., age 80, of New Castle, DE passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Born in New Castle, Delaware on May 3, 1933, David was the son of the late Joseph F. Payton and Mary A. McKinley Payton. He honorably served his country in the US Air Force during the Korean War. David made his career with the former Gates Engineering firm where he worked at the company’s New Castle and Wilmington sites as a neoprene applicator. He would later retire after many years of dedicated employment.

He was an honorary member of the Goodwill Fire Company and a lifetime member of the NRA. David will be remembered as a loving and devoted son, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Mary M. Evans Payton; children, David G. Payton, Jr. of New Castle, Mary Ada Payton-Squires (Donald) of New Castle, and Teri Sickle of Wilmington; sister, Mary Ann McGrath of Tampa, FL; grandchildren, Michael Payton, Matthew Squires, Ada Marie Squires and Nicholas Squires; and great grandchildren, Riley Slater, Michael I. Payton and Hunter D. Payton.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, April 25, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE where family and friends may visit from 10:30 am until 11 am. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Goodwill Fire Company, 401 South Street, New Castle, DE 19720.


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  • Dear Mary and Family – David will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time. If you ever need a shoulder or just someone to talk with, we are a phone call away.

    May God embrace you all and hold you in the palms of His hands — forever — but, especially during this week.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. May God Bless you all ! My prayers are with you all..

  • Mary and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Dave will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was surrounded by a very loving family and many friends. God Bless.

  • Donald, Mary & Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father/grandfather. You are all in our thoughts & prayers.