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George C. Dilks, Jr.

Died: 7/21/2011

Mr. George C. Dilks, Jr., age 78, of Bear, DE, died on Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Christiana Hospital.

Mr. Dilks was born in Baltimore, MD, on July 28, 1932, son of the late George C. Dilks, Sr. and Daisy E. Volz Dilks. A US Navy veteran, he proudly served his country during the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge from military service, he moved to Delaware, where he and his wife operated the former Clays Motel in Glasgow. He would later partner with his family in the Western Auto on Rt. 40 in Glasgow.

In his leisure hours, Mr. Dilks enjoyed attending live racing events at Delaware Park with his many good friends. Most of all, he delighted in spending time with his beloved children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Always a devoted and loving husband, he deeply missed his wife, Shirley V. Brown Dilks, following her death in 2010 after 57 years of marriage.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by siblings, Claude C. Dilks and Helen Lawrence. He is survived by his daughter, Patricia D. Wiggins (Mark) of Lewes; son, Michael A. Dilks (Rhonda) of Wilmington, NC; siblings, William A. Dilks, Doris E. Smoot, Jean Barthel, and Arlene Stanley, all of Baltimore; grandchildren, Mark Wiggins, Kelly Mancuso, Shane Williams, Kennard Dilks, and Georgia Dilks; and five great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 am on Friday, July 29, 2011, at the funeral home, where a second visitation will begin at 8:30 am. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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