James P. Insley, Jr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

James P. Insley, Jr.

April 10, 1963 - February 3, 2016

James P. Insley, Jr., Jimmy, age 52, of Townsend, DE passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware on April 10, 1963, James was the son of the late James P. and Iva Bell Insley.

Jimmy was a friend to everyone he met. He would always lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was a father figure to every child, biological or not. Jimmy always made everyone feel welcome. He enjoyed his home at the beach, boats, and talking to people. His family and friends will always have fond memories and stories about him. Family was his pride and joy, and he will be missed dearly by all that knew him.

Jimmy is survived by his beloved wife, Jacqueline (Rice) Insley; daughters, Amanda Insley, and Brittany Frates (Aaron); son, Alexander Insley (Taylor Cook); and grandchildren, Dominic, Brendan, Sophia, Alyssa, and Vanna.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday morning at 11:00 am, February 10, 2016, at the funeral home. Entombment will be held in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Townsend Fire Department, 107 Main St, Townsend, DE 19734, or PAWS for People, Attn: Rosemarie LeNoir, PO Box 9955, Newark, DE 19714.


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  • I was deeply sadden to hear of this tragic news. My thoughts and prayers are with the Insley Family at this time. I pray that your heart and soul will find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Please accept my deepest condolences.

  • Deeply sharing the grief of your loss, Extending our sincerest condolences. R.I.P. Jim you will be deeply missed.

  • To a great man, Jim Insley, who named the Mustang “The Beast” the morning after she came home and I fired her up early in the AM across the street from you… You were the kind of person that always had a story for every situation, you knew people from all over the area, and were willing to always help out if needed – with anything! If I was feeling sad, down or caught in a hopeless situation, Jim, you knew the right things to say to have me laughing and feeling better by the time I was walking back across the street. I’ve known you and your family since 1996. I’ve watched your kids grow up into wonderful adults. I’ve seen you and Jackie dote over your grandchildren – and even my own son! and the children of your friends and “adopted” family!!! Jim, you had the biggest of hearts and were willing to give the shirt off of your own back if it ever came down to it. Your long lasting marriage, success in life and humanity to others are your legacy that will always be remembered‚̧
    In the last conversation that I had with you, you told me, “I don’t want any tears, I want people to be happy and to reminisce about the happy and fun times and to be laughing their asses off – it’s gotta be a party for Uncle Jimmy!”
    And to answer the last question that you asked me before I walked back across the street, yes I would, if he “formally” asked. Even though you two are from different generations, you and he are cut from the same stone and have the same values. I trust your judgment of character, and you took to him as if he was one of your own, and that means a lot to me.
    You are going to be sorely missed Jim, I love you like a father, will miss you dearly, as you hold a special place in my heart.

  • With our deepest sympathy to all the family … Jimmy was an amazing soul… Loved by everyone and will be truly missed …. Forever in our hearts …. Wishing you love and peace during this difficult time

    RIP jimmy

  • Jimmy, we did not have the opportunity to ever meet you but through FB with your darling Jackie, we know that you were an exceptional husband and father throughout your, too short, life. Of course, our prayers for you but also for Jackie and the children/grandchildren that will forever honor their father in Heaven. God Bless.
    Uncle Jimmy & Joanne (Dallas, TX)

  • My prayers are with Jimmys entire family. I will miss you my friend, now you will begin a new journey. Jimmy my have only been here a short time but his time here was good, a disciple of the lord our God. Now my the memories flow and begin to fill the family’s hearts and minds forever, Amen

  • Jackie, We are so sorry and extend our prayers and condolences to you and your family.We are so devastated by the loss of such a great man, and friend…..one who enriched our lives by having met him and having him for our friend. Jim, our friend, rest in peace, and know that you are sorely missed and always will be. David and Fran Ewell

  • Godspeed Jimmy. Best wishes to all your family members.

  • Jackie so sorry to hear about Jimmy’s death. I was shocked when George told me.
    Your all were great customers that I looked forward to every week (or a couple of times a week for you if only just to talk)
    My prayers are with you and your family

    Love you


  • Prayers for you and your family

    Betty Whitlock

  • Jimmy was a great person he always made you laugh no matter the situation. Evey time I came down the house I alwas felt welcome after my divorce I seem to have lost touch but had met Jimmy and Jackie after that since I have moved I am not so close but all the great times that I had with the two of you I will always remember. I believe that jimmy may have left us but that he is still here and will guide Jackie and the girls along with all of his friends. Jimmy I will always remember you and will never forget all the great times we had.

  • Jackie,
    So sorry for your loss. Jimmy was a fantastic person and will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you and the family.


  • We will miss Jimmy very much. Jackie, we will surround you with love and prayers and any help you need. We have all had so many fun times together. So glad that now he is whole and not in pain. I am sure he and Mike are just fishing away right now together. Love you guys! We will get through this with you and the kids.

  • To the family I was sadden to here the passing of Jammie for he will truly be missed from the day I was introduce to him thru Richard Watson
    an work for him he was a friend to the end R I P my friend God loves you more