John B. Jennings, Jr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

John B. Jennings, Jr.

June 5, 1939 - February 2, 2017

John B. Jennings, Jr.,  age 77, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2017.

Born in Salem, NJ on June 5, 1939, he was a son of the late John B. Jennings, Sr. and Irene (Whitzell) Jennings.  John proudly served his country in the US Navy. He worked for AT&T, retiring after many years of service.  John was a longtime member of the United Stated Bowling Congress and the New Castle Moose Lodge. In his leisure time he enjoyed bowling and golfing.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his son, John Jennings III; brother, Larry Jennings; and grandson, Steven. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Velma (Sutton) Jennings; children, Ann Jennings, Dawn Fertig, Fonda Jennings, Joseph Jennings (Jen), and George Jennings (Bertha); sister, Lucille Garrison (Hershell); and grandchildren, Josh, Jamison, Cody, Andrew, and Matthew.

A visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday morning, February 8, 2016, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720 where a memorial service will be held at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.


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  • George, and family we were sadden to hear of the passing of your father. Please give your mother our condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers.