Douglas Allen “Doug” Twyford - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Douglas Allen “Doug” Twyford

June 8, 1948 - May 27, 2023

Douglas Allen “Doug” Twyford, age 74, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, at home on Saturday, May 27, 2023, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Jackson, MO on June 8, 1948, he was a son of the late George and Margaret (Bordwell) Twyford II. Doug graduated from the old William Penn High School in 1967 and the Hussian College – School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. Self-employed, Doug owned and operated Doug Twyford Graphic Design and was the Wooly-Bully of Karaoke Courage for many New Castle Bars. Doug was a member of New Castle Presbyterian Church and a Scout Leader of Troop 34 for many years. Scouting was one of his favorite passions and was proud of not only his five Eagle Scouts but all of the young men he led. Doug was also a Master Mason of St Johns Lodge #2. In his youth, Doug was an avid traveler having visited many places around the globe on his motorcycle and a traveler pass from his pilot father. Doug and his wife, Linda loved going to the beach at their second home in Oak Orchard. He loved his family, friends, and many pets through the years. A singer, guitar player, artist, model builder, collector of stuff, and knower of everything, Doug was a loving husband, brother, friend, and uncle. As Doug sung to us many times …  Good night Sweetheart well it’s time to go …

In addition to his parents, Doug was preceded in death by his sister, Susan; and brother, Skip. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda; sister, Christine Fagles (Richard) of Middletown; sister-in-law, Susan Eckbold; nieces and nephews; and his unofficial son, David Strawbridge (Claudine).

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Douglas’ memory to the New Castle Presbyterian Church, 25 E. 2nd Street, New Castle, DE 19720 or online by clicking here.


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11 Condolences for Douglas Allen “Doug” Twyford

  • Linda, I am so sorry to learn of Doug’s passing. You are always in my prayers.

  • Linda and Sue
    My most heartfelt condolences go out to you both at this very difficult time. May your memories of Doug console you in your grief.
    Respectfully yours
    Jodie Quinn

  • My wife and I met Doug and Linda several years ago when we moved next to their beach home. We enjoyed many stories about Doug’s life as we sat around our campfire. He will be missed. By the grace of God may he rest in eternal peace. 🙏🙏❤️
    Ray and Val Heim

  • Doug you were a good friend and mentor to me B and all the scouts we put through scouts you will be missed by all rest in piece my friend

  • Linda, Sincere condolences on Doug’s passing. I was so sorry to read this. Your love for Doug was apparent and a precious gift. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!!

    Joan Gitaitis, AstraZeneca

  • Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. I think of you often. Sending you many hugs 💗

  • Linda was so sad when David told me of Doug’s passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  • As you already know Linda, Doug & I go back to the early 70s in art school in Philly.
    He would stop by on a regular basis in the last years on his way back from treatments.
    We would reminisce and catch up on our situations in life. His attitude towards his difficult
    circumstance was admirable. He teased with the nurses and even upgraded his vehicles,
    made long term improvements to his home and talked of big things way in the future.
    He was a positive optimist and true character.
    Joe Gerace

  • R.I.P. Doug. I used to love stopping by the bars you were karaoking at. You were one cool dude! 🙏

  • Linda, in this hard moment, let’s think of the joy and fun Doug brought to us that have made our life meaningful. May Doug be in peace!

  • This one hurts to the core. I’m so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing.
    Linda, I’m sorry for your loss. He was such a great guy. I still talk about how we did Karaoke together. I’ll miss coming over to fix a problem he had on the computers he had. What I wouldn’t give to have one of our conversations one more time.

    Rest Easy Doug!! You were one of the good ones.