David Olin Tarbutton - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

David Olin Tarbutton

Born August 9, 1947

David Olin Tarbutton, age 70, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at home, while surrounded by his family, on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

A native Delawarean, David was born in Wilmington on August 9, 1947, and was the son of the late Roland and Doris (Williams) Tarbutton. He made his career as a machinist, retiring from the Container Corporation in Aston, PA, after 40 years of dedicated service.

David was a longtime member of the TAC Club and the Police, Fire, Rod & Gun Club. He enjoyed boating, playing shuffleboard, fishing, and visiting casinos. Most of all, David was a loving and devoted family man who will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy V. (Gray) Tarbutton; children, David Rodney Tarbutton (Adrianne Kerr), Mike Edward Tarbutton and Kate Durnan; stepchildren, Debbie Rapp (Gregory) and Larry Krawczak (Betty Jean); brothers, Sonny, Merideth, and Jimmy; sisters, Marie, Helen, and Doris; and grandchildren, David Owen Tarbutton and Lucas and Isabel Durnan.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon, September 20, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 2:30 pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.


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17 Condolences for David Olin Tarbutton

  • Sorry for your loss ..

  • The promise is awaiting A place we can abide FUlfilled for all who answer The call to come inside To a hard working man may you RIP

  • so sorry Aunt Dot we will miss him

  • I’m sorry to hear of His passing he was a great person I knew him As a Young Man he will be missed very much rest in peace Dave God bless you buddy

  • To all the friends and family I’m so sorry for your loss ! I’ve only known Mr. Dave and Ms.Dot for a little over a year, I consider them both my family ! Ms Dot, I will always be here for you,love d

  • Dot and Family
    I am so sorry to hear that Dave has passed. I enjoyed working with him at Smurfit. I remember him to be quick to laugh and he always did his job. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May he rest peace.

  • To the entire Tarbutton family :

    Don’t think of him as gone away — his journey’s just begun,life holds so many facets — this earth is only one.Just think of him as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years.Think how he must be wishing that we could know today how nothing but our sadness can really pass away.And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched…
    for nothing loved is ever lost –and he was loved so much.

  • I’m sorry to hear about your loss and pain and wanted to share the Bible’s hope of a resurrection at John 5:28,29 at a time when there is no more sickness pain or death right here on earth according to Revelation 21:3,4. May the god of comfort give you comfort in this time of bereavement.

  • Great mechanic but a better man, we will miss you Dave.

  • So glad I had a chanch to meet him.,He seemed to be a very nice person.So sorry to here this

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Dave was a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in these difficult times. ❤❤

  • You will be missed

  • Sorry for you loss, Dave was a great co-worker he will be missed (Smurffit-Stone).

  • sorry for your loss.

  • Sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family

  • Dear Aunt Dot:

    We were so sorry to hear about Dave! He was always so kind and funny! It breaks my heart to to hear of his passing!! I love you all and please take care of yourself!!

    Love and God Bless!!

    Claudett and family

  • Sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.