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Dewey L. Smallwood, Sr.

May 7, 1945 - August 24, 2021

           Dewey L. Smallwood, Sr., age 76, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

          Born in Wilmington, DE on May 7, 1945 he was a son of the late Clyde and Matilda (Hoffman) Smallwood. Dewey worked as a bus driver for the Christiana School District. He loved driving the bus, seeing his students, and coworkers.

          In his spare time, Dewey enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, listening to music and woodworking. He was a devoted lifetime member of the Minquadale Fire Company.

          In addition to his parents, Dewey was preceded in death by his daughter, Doris Smallwood Hallet. He is survived by his wife, Bernadette (Walker) Smallwood; children, Tina Banning (David, Sr.) of New Castle, Lisa Cintron of Dover, Michelle Griffin (Richard) of Philadelphia, PA, and Philip Smallwood of Wilmington; step-children, Jeffrey Walker (Rene Krafchick) of Newark and Jennifer Walker of New York, NY; and 20 grandchildren.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday, August 30, 2021 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will be held privately.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dewey’s memory to Minquadale Fire Company, P.O. Box 647, Manor Branch, New Castle, DE 19720.


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16 Condolences for Dewey L. Smallwood, Sr.

  • Great man enjoyed working with him really going to be missed 😢

  • Brother u will be greatly missed , I have alot of great memories of u , u was a wonderful brother an I’m so glad we got to stay in touch these pass couple of years. I loved our long talks on the phone an I always felt so much better after talking to u ..u are going to be missed but never forgotten..R.I.P. an fly high..Love u Always & Forever ❤🌿❤🌿❤

  • He was like a father to me he always treat me just like I was his. He love the grand children and would go to the store a hundred times so they could bake there Christmas cookies every year. We will truly miss you. Gone to soon but will never be forgotten .

  • What a funny and just all around great human being. Feel blessed to have met you. Our hearts and prayers go out to Bernadette me the entire family. We love you.
    Donna and Ron Lee

  • What a great man, we had fun while training to drive the bus and were friends from that point on! Loved our talks at Newark High waiting for dismissal!

  • I am saddened to hear of your passing. Dewey, I always had good times with you and Donna and Phil. There was never a dull moment with you around. Too many memories come to mind when I think of you. May God watch over Bernadette (by the way I hear she is awesome) and all your kids and Donna and bring them the peace and comfort they need at this time. Until we see each other again. Sheila and Gary

  • Sorry to hear of your loss, worked with Dewey have fond memories of all the years we worked together. God Bless your family.

  • Rest in peace brother. I am grateful for the many times you had my back. I’ll never forget it.

  • So sorry to hear of Dewey’s passing. May he rest in peace. Prayers to the family.

  • R I P my friend. Prayers go out to you Bernadette, and family
    Jume & Ronnie

  • Had many talks with him for many yeas at school waiting for school to let out and his home and bus yard. He was a great person. Going to be Missed by many. RIP 🥲

  • Dewey will be missed by so many people.
    Bernadette, my prayers are with you and your family.
    I was so fortunate to have worked with you both.

  • I may have only known you for a few years but I will miss you. You were a good kind hearted person.
    May you Rest In Peace Dewey.

  • He was a big part of my life I’m happy he was part of it

  • I have fond memories of Dewey at work. Always a pleasure talking with him. Peace to his family and loved ones.

  • Bernadette & Dewey were great together, give one another kiss before they left on their runs. Dewey was a great guy, always kidding around, full of life as his wife. Gone too soon Dewey, we will all see you on the other side.
    God Bless to Bernadette and his loved & treasured family.
    R I P Dewey, look down on Bernadette and family and they are all ok,