John F. Kirkpatrick, Jr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

John F. Kirkpatrick, Jr.

March 8, 1941 - March 6, 2023

John F. Kirkpatrick, Jr., age 81, of Earleville, MD, formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, DE on March 8, 1941, he was the son of the late John F. and Elsie (Spinden) Kirkpatrick, Sr. John proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He spent his career working and ultimately retired from both the Wilmington Police Department as well as Capitol Police for a total of 38 years of public service.

John spent his spare time fishing, boating, and loved spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sister, Beverly Connell. He is survived by his loving wife, Flora A. (Slavin) Kirkpatrick; children, Cheryl Lynn Gamble (Michael), Carol Lea Czerwinski (James), Floralinda Kirkpatrick, and Jacqulyn Beaston (Steffanie); grandchildren, Beth Ann (Charles), Nicholas (Jen), Alexander, Timothy, and Jessica; great-grandchildren, Savannah, Noelle, MaKyla, Kaylyn, Briyanna, and Ahmyah; sister, Robin Ann Broomell (Dennis); sister-in-law, Patricia Boulden; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 pm on Monday, March 20, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 pm. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the Police Athletic League of Delaware, 26 Karlyn Drive, New Castle, DE 19720 or online by clicking here.


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16 Condolences for John F. Kirkpatrick, Jr.

  • Deepest sympathies to Flo n the Kirkpatrick family over the loss of Jack. May he rest in eternal peace. “Only the rocks live forever, Gray Wolf said.”
    Maria n Franny Green Lewes, De

  • Never met the man but from the stories I’m told he was a great man. My heart is with Jacqulyn, Stefanie, Tim, Jess and the rest of the family. Love you guys.

  • Dear Cheryl and family. My deepest sympathies and prayers of comfort for the loss of your father and grandpa.
    May you find peace in the wonderful legacy and memories shared with him during his amazing life
    Dr Cheryl Schosky ✝️

  • So sorry for your loss.thinking of you and your family at this difficult time

  • RIP, Jackie. you will be missed. prayers for all Jackie’s family, from cousin Kathleen

  • Dearest Flo, words cannot express our sorrow at Jack’s passing. He was a great friend, cop and not afraid to share his knowledge with others about police work. Our condolences and prayers to you and the family! Love and affection,
    Jay and Betty (WPD & WTC)

  • Flo, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I wish I had known your dad, he sounded like a wonderful man. I know he will be missed greatly. Prayers to you and your family.

  • To Carol, the Kirkpatrick family. We are very sorry for your loss. I know how close you all were to your dad so that makes it even harder for you all. He will continue to watch over you. Love, Carlee and Perry

  • Dear Flo and Family:
    Words cannot express how saddened we are to learn of Jack’s passing. It was truly and honor and privilege to work with Jack.
    He was such a talented and amazing person with a heart of gold! He will be truly missed.
    John & Ann Vignola

  • Dear Flo and family, God will give You the strength to get thru this difficult time. My husband passed away 7 years ago and it’s heart breaking. Better memories and prayer does help. God Bless

  • Dear Cheryl & Family
    We are very sorry for your loss

  • Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. Love Kristen and joel Stevenson

  • My deepest sympathy to the Kirkpatrick family. Jack was such a good man. Rest in peace brother.

  • Cheryl and Family so sorry to hear this may he rest in peace and peace be with all. Amen Gary R

  • I worked with John in the courthouse when he was with Capital Police, he was a great guy and he will be missed, my sincere condolences to the family .

  • Bill and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless.