Ralph L. McCall, Sr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Ralph L. McCall, Sr.

June 26, 1952 - January 28, 2024

Ralph L. McCall, Sr., age 71, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2024.

Born in Wilmington, DE on June 26, 1952, he was the first born of the late Ralph C. and Beverly (Massey) McCall. Ralph proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He and his wife owned and operated K & R Truck Repair in New Castle, DE (since 1978) along with several restaurants.

Ralph was dedicated to his business and when he wasn’t there, you could find him home “chillin’” with his wife and family who he cherished. In his spare time, he enjoyed building street rods, playing guitar, singing, and mowing the grass. Ralph deeply loved his family and making memories with them. He had a great sense of humor and he never met a stranger. He will be missed by many.

In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by 1 brother. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Karen McCall; children, Ralph McCall, Jr. (Adria) of Newark and Clint McCall (Christina) of Magnolia; 12 siblings; 10 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

The McCall family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center for their exceptional care.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11:30 am on Monday, March 4, 2024, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11:30 am. A committal service will follow in the chapel of Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ralph’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 or online by clicking here.


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17 Condolences for Ralph L. McCall, Sr.

  • Love you and miss you my big brother.no one could ever take your place.I miss you not being here so much. You were always there when I needed you. Thank you Ralph.

  • I Miss you already brother, You were my big brother that had such a good sense of humor, made everyone laugh LOVE ❤️ YOU SO Much.. Your sister Cheryl RIP

  • Good bye for now old friend, going to miss you. You were one of kind.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to you and all your kids .

  • Ralph was definitely one of a kind and will deeply missed , he left an everlasting impression on everyone he came in contact with . rest in peace buddy

  • My sweet Karen ,
    I’m so sorry for your lost.
    You had one amazing man.
    My heart goes out to you and your family .

  • Uncle Ralph was loving and kind hearted man. He also treated my my family as his own, he will be missed dearly, May he rest in peace.

  • R.i.P. brother you will be missed.i know we did not talk much.or anything..which was my fault.sometimes it hard to be a family.when sometimes family didn’t get alone. .there a lot I wanted to say to you.but I was scared. .you are my blood and I luv you..I wish I could had said to you .i luv ya brother,but I was shy to even speak the words I wanted to say to you..I which we had a bond like a brother/ sister should have together. But that does not stop me from LOVING MY BIG BROTHER. YOUR SISTER LORETTA ONE LUV.

  • Karen, Ivera and I are so so sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Dear Karen, Ivera and I are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Whenever we meet, Ralph was always so kind and friendly to us. May your loving memories help you find peace. Thinking of you and wishing you strength and comfort. Know that
    our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Jean & Ivera

  • Condolences to the McCall family, it was with great sadness to learn of Uncle (Bubba) Ralph’s passing. It was an honor to have known Ralph, we were lucky to have such a kind hearted, caring, funny and amazing man as part of our family which makes the “goodbye” so hard. He will always be known as Uncle Bubba in our household and I will always remember our conversations, especially how he spoke with such love about Karen and his boys. The world has lost a humble hearted man but God has other work for his soul now, we are wishing you all comfort, courage and peace during this time of grief. Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Much love from The McNier Family.

  • Our condolences to the McHall family.
    Unfortunately, I have only met Ralph a few times. However, I’m glad I got to know him before his passing. I would have loved to have had more opportunities to be in his presents. I would have loved to listen to him play his guitar and sign. He had a warm and friendly presents when I did see him and chatted with him.
    Ralph, I’m sure is very proud of his legacy he left on this Earthly plane. However, I also believe Ralph will always be in the hearts that treasure his beautiful memories and love. So he will never be gone in spirit.
    His body may rest on this earthly plane like a setting sun but his spirit will rise like the dawn of day and shine in your hearts forever more.

  • Ralph…..So sorry for your families loss
    Dianne and I send our sympathies
    We hope your families wonderful memories of your Dad fill the whole left in your hearts.
    RIP Mr McCall Sr

  • My wife Kelly and myself were so sad to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was a great man and I enjoyed talking to him when I worked for Coraluzzo and would stop in for a quick repair or just to chop it up. We would always get a laugh during our conversations. He will be greatly missed and remembered.

  • Ralph I will allways remember you you gave me job, by taking a chance 28 years ago. you are at peace rest. Lamont Bundy

  • I’m sorry for your loss. Big Ralph was always so kind when I worked at the restaurant years ago.

  • Karen, I know how much you loved your wonderful sweet Ralph. My heart aches for you my friend. Ralph was one of the very few that was left you can call a gentlemen. He will be missed by us all. ❤️🙏💙Love Annie & Kenny