James Edward Shreve, Sr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

James Edward Shreve, Sr.

Born October 19, 1949

James Edward Shreve, Sr., age 64, of Horntown, VA and formerly of St. Georges and New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, May 12, 2014.

Born in Petersburg, West Virginia on October 19, 1949, James was a son of the late Benjamin O. and Molly C. Shreve. He proudly served his country in the US Army. James made his career with the Chrysler Corporation where he worked as an assembler at the company’s Newark, DE plant for 33 years. He was most recently employed at NAPA Auto Parts in Pocomoke City, MD, where he worked part time.

James enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. In his leisure time, he loved reading a good book. He was a devoted and loving son, husband, father, brother and grandfather who will be dearly missed.

James is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Veronica K. Shreve; children, Melissa Shreve (Darren) of Claymont, DE, James Shreve, Jr. (Erika) of New Castle, DE and Carrie Shreve (Eric) of Horntown, VA; siblings, Ben Shreve, Wanda Hedrick and Mike Shreve all of Upper Tract, WV and Joyce Calhoun of Culpeper, VA; and 6 grandchildren, Jimmy, Brayden, Zachary, Kyle, Austin and Eric.

A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm on Friday evening, May 16, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Saturday morning, May 17, 2014, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in St. Georges Cemetery, Kirkwood-St. Georges Road, St. Georges, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Eastern Shore, 165 Market Street, Suite 3, Onancock, VA 23417.


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14 Condolences for James Edward Shreve, Sr.

  • Sending our condolences, I cant’ write my feelings but you are all in my Prayers.

  • Veronica I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.

  • Big Jim, I am beyond sad over your passing. But I’m glad you’re no long suffering.
    Thank you for always being a decent and caring man to me and the boys!
    Love you and I’ll see ya later! <3


  • Our prayers go out to the family. Jim will be missed by all who knew him.

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. RIP Jim

  • Our thoughts and prayers to Ronnie and family.
    To a great man that will be missed by all that had
    The pleasure of knowing him.

  • So sorry learn of Uncle Jim’s passing. I have fond memories of him and the cook-outs at the house in St. George’s DE. My sincere sympathies to everyone. Time will lessen the heartache and good memories will keep him close.


  • Extending our deepest sympathy for your loss. And hoping that comfort and peace may come to you.
    Uncle Jim was a good man. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” (Unknown)

  • Melissa and family, You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Peace and Love, Tracy Richmond Lauer

  • Roni and Family,

    Joe and Patty Baldrain (past Chief of Security) send their condolences on the passing of Jim. May comfort and peace be with you and family during this diffucult time.

  • Roni and family,

    My kindest thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

    God blesses those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
    Matthew 5:4

    John Shriver

  • We are so sorry to learn of “Big Jim’s” passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

  • My Deepest Sympathy for your loss, My prayers are with you and your Family. May god bless you with peace and love.

  • So sorry to hear about Jim. He was like a brother growing up, he will surely be missed. You all are in our thoughts and prayers!