Earl Wallace, Sr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Earl Wallace, Sr.

Earl Wallace, Sr., age 85, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

Born in Clayton, DE on October 25, 1931, Earl was a son of the late Walter and Bessie (Morris) Wallace. He made his career with the former Curtis Paper Mill, retiring after many years of dedicated employment.

Earl loved spending time outdoors tending to his vegetable and flower gardens and took great pride in caring for his home. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Parker; 2 brothers; and 5 sisters. He is survived by his beloved wife, Shirley (Schmittinger) Wallace; children, Earl Wallace, Jr. (Twyla), Jeffrey Wallace (Kathy), and Diane Parke (Richard); stepchildren, Patty Bower (Norman), Eddie Thompson, Jimmy Thompson (Lisa), Paula Cunningham (Richard), and Jerry Thompson (Tamie); brother, Leonard Wallace; sisters, Dorothy Moore and Eva Rein; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Thursday morning, September 21, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 10:30 am. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Earl’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.


Leave your condolences

Condolences will be posted within 24 hours pending approval.

7 Condolences for Earl Wallace, Sr.

  • Missing Poppop. Love you!

  • I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I remember Uncle Earl as a sweet, kind, gentle and let’s not forget very handsome man. Sending lots of hugs and prayers for all of you at this sad time. Love to you all.

  • Poppop you were the first man to ever love me…You loved me my whole life no matter what I did. I am so sad n I miss you n love you more than anything…A part of me is gone now…Thank you for being there perfect example of what n who a man should be n thank you for loving me unconditionally n taking care of my babies your great grandchildren…They love you so much. My god I’m so devastated. But I’m so glad I saw you last Sunday n two weeks before that. I love you forever..I can still feel your hugs…

  • Uncle Earl you were a great man and u will surely be missed. Tell my mom we said hello. U earned ur angel wings so fly high and watch over us. RIP UNC we love u

  • I am so sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. May the God of all comfort sustain you as you await the promises found at John 5:28,29 and Rev. 21:4 where God promises to do away with all the things that cause us suffering and pain including death here on the earth forever. (Psalm 37:29) It is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort your family at this time.


  • So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Our prayers are with you and your family.
    Your loving neighbors.

  • Earl loved ice cream and I do too. Shirley and us would enjoy our 8:00 p.m. bowl of ice cream when I came in town and stayed at their house for a few days.

    Dear God, please put your loving arms around my best friend Shirley and the whole family and let them feel your presence in this time of sorrow.

    Frank and Doris