Gary A. Powell - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Gary A. Powell

October 11, 1950 - September 12, 2022

Gary A. Powell, age 71, of Townsend, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Monday, September 12, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE on October 11, 1950, he was a son of the late Charles and Betty (Succarotte) Powell. Gary was a retired driver for Volks Wagon in the Port of Wilmington.

Gary enjoyed the simple pleasures in life. He loved horseback riding, and Nascar racing. In his leisure time, Gary enjoyed photography, and shooting a game of pool.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Anderson. He is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Mary A. (Lannon) Powell; daughter, Rachael Wheelin; step-children, Mary Theresa Paul, Jacqueline Paul, and David Paul; grandchildren, Tiffany Powell, Eric Wheelin, Emily Wheelin, Isabel Evangeline, Eric Pennington, Colby Gary, Tristan Jones, and Star Jones; and siblings, Linda Derby, Char DeLillio, Betsy Murray, and Robert Ainsworth.

A gathering for family and friends will be held from 12 pm until 1 pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a Celebration of Life will begin at 1 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gary’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Suite. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or online by clicking here.




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  • So sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. We were best friends in high school we lost contact with each other mostly because I was in the military for twenty years. We had some great times. We were part of the four musketeers Gary, Harry, Mike and myself. We loved working on cars and taking our dates to the drive in. He was a good guy. May he Rest In Peace. I won’t forget the good times we used to have.

  • Gary will be missed by all his race buddies and family for sure but all the great stories and memories will live on through all the good times he created in life. God Bless you all in these difficult times.

  • My love and prayers go to Mary and the kids, through this sad time, Gary will be missed by so many, but these memories of him will always live in our hearts.

  • Mary, I’m so very sorry for your loss!!! Please take care of yourself! Miss you.

  • Gary was a great friend. He was part of our rat pack Bill Harry Gary and myself,we spent allot of time together and we always had fun.
    We lost contact over the years but I will never forget all the good times. May you rest in peace see you soon brother.

  • We were saddened to hear of Gary’s passing, but there’s comfort in knowing he is relieved of his Alzheimer-related ailments.
    He was the hardest working man we ever witnessed; from sun-up to sun-down. We miss seeing him tooling around the property. Our hearts and prayers are with the family.

  • Miss you Gary you are my favorite brother in law. I’ll see you up there one day yes a said up there because I know where you are.

  • Gary I had to think of what to say..wish you had been awake when I came to visit you at the looked so restful and peaceful.
    Gary and I actually grew up two houses away from each other when we were Elementary School age. He went to Catholic school and I went to Minquadale Elementary School. Our fathers were friends as well as young boys.

    I moved away to Wilmington by the time I went to second grade. Little did I know Gary and I wouldn’t see each other again in High School.
    We became the best of friends from that time on. We ( Harry, Linda, Bill, Bill’s back in the day girlfriend..Irene, myself and my back in the day boyfriend..Tris. Of this group… only 2 in this group were destined to stayed together and married ..they were Harry and Linda) we hung out with him most days on rides to school and some hanging out nights and weekends days.. with Gary rode to School and back most days with Tris and I..Tris always had a car back then.
    We had the best after Senior Prom Party at Gary’s..they had a built in pool. I even bought A car from Fran and Haz.
    Gary always had a great personality and one of the most beautiful smiles I’ve ever seen. Gary, my old will be missed by many. My biggest regret is we didn’t get an old friend group picture at Harry’s memorial luncheon of you, Bill, Linda and myself.
    I’m so happy you met the love of your life Mary and you made such a beautiful home and family have truly been a very blessed man.
    Say hello to Fran and Haz, My Dad and yours and our old friend Harry who surely was waiting to great you. Will miss you. Thoughts, love and prayers to Mary, Rachel and your entire family. ❤️💔