Erwin Venten "Jack" Douglas - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Erwin Venten “Jack” Douglas

December 4, 1929 - February 1, 2024

Erwin Venten “Jack” Douglas, age 94, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2024.

Born in Rock Cave, WV on December 4, 1929, he was a son of the late Dana Venten and Ella (Hyre) Douglas. Jack proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He was a foreman at Horace T. Potts where he retired after many years of dedicated service.  During his younger years, he enjoyed bowling.  Jack loved keeping busy and would work on  lawn mowers and cars and building kit cars.  In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Jack was also a member of the American Legion in Newark and the Moose Lodge in Middletown.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Sadie Marie (Legates) Douglas; siblings, Nile Douglas, Maxine Phillips, and Jennis Hinkle; stepdaughter, LuAnn McEvoy-Kurt; and first wife, Carmela Douglas.  He is survived by his daughter, Pamela Wilhelm (George) of Middletown, DE; stepchildren, Deborah Durante (Doug) of New Castle, DE, Patrick McEvoy (Sherry) of Vinton, VA, Kent McEvoy (Heidi) of Middletown, DE; step son-in-law, Fred Kurt of New Castle, DE; 6 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday, February 12, 2024, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

Any family members or friends who are unable to attend the service for Jack may live stream the service by clicking here.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack’s name to a Veteran organization of your choice; or to Delaware Hospice, 630 Churchmans Road, Suite 200, Newark, DE 19702, or online by clicking here; or to the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St., Suite 250, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or online by clicking here.


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3 Condolences for Erwin Venten “Jack” Douglas

  • Sending prayers and wishes for peace to his loved ones
    during this very sad time.

  • So very sorry for your loss Jack was agreat person my husband and I spent a lot of great times with Jack over the years he spoke at my husbands funeral for me rest in peace Jack ❤️

  • Pam and George – we are so sorry for your loss. Dad will be missed, along with his humor and smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You took good care of him, and I know he appreciated and loved you for everything you did. We love you.