Melvin Culver, Jr.
April 6, 1949 - September 14, 2023
Melvin Culver, Jr., age 74, of Newark, DE, passed away at his home peacefully, with his family around him on Thursday, September 14, 2023.
Born in Laurel, DE on April 6, 1949, he was a son of the late Melvin and Helen Culver, Sr. Melvin proudly served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam war as a SeaBee. He made his career with Chrysler, where he later retired after 30 years of loyal service. Melvin then worked for Jersey Fresh Farm Market delivering produce for 16 years. He is fondly remembered for his sense of humor, his big heart, and his commitment to provide and care for his family. Melvin was a Christian and devoted Green Bay Packers fan who would help anyone and gave unconditionally to those in need.
In addition to his parents, Melvin was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Culver. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy Culver; children, Melvin “Boo” Culver III (Renee) and Brande Crutchfield (Nathan); grandchildren, Kyle Culver (Sara), Samuel Culver (hopefully soon to be daughter-in-law, Nicole Paradis), Bradley Crutchfield, and Zachary Crutchfield; and great grandchild, Logan Culver “His Little Man”.
The Culver family would like to extend a special thank you to the nursing staff at Christiana Care.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Friday, September 22, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 2 pm. Burial service will be held separately Friday, October 6, at 11am in the chapel of Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306 or online by clicking here.