Firman Collins Argoe

August 17, 1933 - March 19, 2018

Firman Collins Argoe, age 84, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 19, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Born and raised in Middletown, DE on August 17, 1933, he was one of ten children to the late Lloyd and Mabel (Marvel) Argoe.  Firman proudly served his country with the U.S. Army.  In his earlier years he worked in various occupations.  He joined the Delaware State Police in 1962, where he dedicated 20 years of service, retiring as Captain in 1982.  Following retirement he worked for Jim and Harold’s Towing for the next 30 years.

Firman enjoyed summer vacations at Dewey Beach, where he liked surf fishing. He loved drag racing with his grandsons and great grandsons.  Above all else, Firman’s passion was spending time with his beloved wife and family.  He will always be remembered as a loving husband, brother, father, uncle, grandfather and a dear friend to many.

In addition to his parents, Firman was preceded in death by sisters, Ruth Scanell, Betty Rodenheiser, Lena Johnson, Lydia Smith; and brothers, Marvel Argoe and James “Jim” Argoe, Sr.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Barbara Sara (Fleming) Argoe; children, Barbara Stack (Jeff), Sandy Hughes (John), Kelly Bubb (Scott) and Jeffrey Argoe (Angela); sisters, Althea Johnston and Joanne Argoe; brother, William “Bill” Argoe; grandchildren, Michael (Karen), Nicole (Roger), JC (Megan), Marc (Cara), Cody, Jillian (Rusty), Logan (Derek) and Brittney; great grandchildren, Austin, Anthony, Aubrey, Rylee, Isabella, Haylei, Chayse and Skyler; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 noon on Monday, March 26, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N.  DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 noon. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, 19720.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Firman’s name to DE Chapter of C.O.P.S, P.O. Box 430, Dover, DE 19903.


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  • My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

  • Dear Nikki and Roger and girls, my thought’s and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Your grandfather sounds like a wonderful man. May you and your grandmother and family find peace and love.

    Love Aunt Glenda and Mike & Catz.

  • Dear Barbara,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Firman that I will forever cherish and am praying for peace and comfort for you with a heavy heart. Again, I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Firman was a great friend and neighbor.

  • So sorry for your loss he was a great man my prayers are with the family love you guys……

  • It was my pleasure and privilege to have worked for the Captain. I am sure he will be deeply missed by a great number of folks. Please accept my prayers and condolences for your loss.

  • Sandy,

    My prayers are with you and your family at this time.


  • “Mrs. Argoe”, Barbie, Sandy, Kelly, and Jeffrey:

    I am so sad to learn of Firman’s passing. My prayers are with you all. Our middle/high school years spent with your family left Phyllis and I with many great memories.


  • Barb,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Dave and Debbie

  • So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with all in the Argoe family.

  • Sorry to hear about your loss. he will be in our prayers.