James C. "Lightbulb" Danner, Jr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

James C. “Lightbulb” Danner, Jr.

June 1, 1963 - August 13, 2015

Our beloved James died suddenly on Thursday, August 13, 2015, at the age of 52, at his residence.

James was born in Wilmington, DE, the son of James Danner, Sr. and the late Shirley Fisher. He was immensely loved by all who knew him. He will remain forever in the hearts of Deborah Danner, his wife of 22 years; son, James Danner, III, who was the light of his life; father, James Danner, Sr.; brothers, Danny Denn and Ronnie Danner and wife, Patty; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his mother, James was preceded in death by his brother Robert Denn; daughter, Krystal; and step-mother, Delores.

His greatest joys were fishing, cooking and playing his guitar. James enjoyed lengthy conversations with his family and friends, and will be fondly remembered for his devout faith in God.

A funeral service will be held at 12 pm, on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where family and friends may visit after 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Easter Seals Society, 61 Corporate Circle, New Castle, DE 19720 or the American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive, Suite 101, Newark, DE 19713.


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7 Condolences for James C. “Lightbulb” Danner, Jr.

  • Dear Jim, Ronnie, Debbie, Jimmy & Danny,
    My heart is very heavy for your loss. There are no words. Prayers for all to know God’s perfect peace during this very sad time. We had such a great time growing up together and even though our lives took us into different directions, all you Danner-Denn boys were my brothers. I will keep my memories in my heart. Love, Alison

  • It’s been many years since I have seen any of the Danner-Denn crew from Chelsea, but I spent many of my younger days hanging out there with them (and the cats – lol) … running back and forth across the Talbot Drive where – back in those days – everyone was family in some way, shape or form.

    I’m so very sorry to hear about “Lightbulb” and will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Peace and blessings to all of you.

    Michele <3

  • My deepest heartfelt condolences to you Clarence and your family. May God grant you light in this your darkest day.

  • I took you in on a cold raining New Years Eve night ,gave you shelter, food and a warm place to sleep. You thanked me over and over again, I told you a true friend always lends a hand. Never once did I ask for anything in return, just being a friend was good enough. Now I must say goodbye to a man who had the strength to forgive those who didn’t care. God has given you wings to fly to heaven, which most of us will never see. Rest in Peace James Danner the 2nd, my friend.

    My sincere condolences to Debbie and James Danner the 3rd

    Richard Will

  • Danner family,

    Please accept our sincerest condolences on the loss of James.
    James was a lively soul and always fun to be around.

    May God surround you with love and support in your time of grief and bring you peace in knowing that James is now in His care.

    Dale, Dawn, Deanna and Dean Carpenter

  • Jimmy, the end of an era. Dude, I’m pleased to see you had a good run. My love to your family and friends. The best investment you made in the future was your family, you live on in them.

  • James, You were my brother-in-law but more than that you were my friend.I enjoyed being around you.You always had a smile on your face for everyone and a story to tell or something to talk about.I will miss you more than you know. You were the best brother-in-law I think I could have asked for.You had a big HEART and if anyone deserves to go to Heaven it would be you.I hope you find peace there along with Krystal . You definitely had the faith. Love you always and always & Till we meet again.Watch over Debbie and Jimmy from up there, please.