Reverend Grover Cleveland Deskins - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Reverend Grover Cleveland Deskins

August 13, 1933 - July 4, 2024

Reverend Grover Cleveland Deskins, age 90, of Hockessin, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 4, 2024.

Born in Sharondale Pike, KY, on August 13, 1933, he was a son of the late Leif and Maudie (Murphy) Deskins.

After proudly serving in the US Army, Grover dedicated 30 years at Chrysler. Following retirement, he committed himself to serving the Lord in many capacities, including volunteering time at the Sunday Breakfast Mission, and prison ministries. He also was a chaplain at Christiana Hospital and served as pastor to many local churches. Serving God and enjoying time with his family was most important to him.

Grover was a devoted member of The Church of the Nazarene in Newark, Gideons International and UAW Local 1183.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Gladys Ellen Deskins. Grover is survived by his daughter, Andrea Everett (Dave); grandchildren, Jessica Bello (Chris) and Kelsey Spencer (Cole); 1 great granddaughter, Charlie Bello; and 3 sisters.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday, July 15, 2024, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Grover’s memory may be made to Sunday Breakfast Mission, P.O. Box 352, Wilmington, DE 19899 or online by clicking here.


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  • I grew up knowing Mr. Charlie at my church. He was the kindest, most amazing man of God. He exuded deep joy that came from the Lord. What a legacy both him and his wife leave. They both were such a light to be growing up. I am so sorry for your loss and praying the peace of God to envelop your hearts and minds in the days ahead.

  • Charlie was the kindest man I knew. He was always willing to take his time to listen, make you laugh and bestow wisdom to others. He was awesome and this world will miss him, but heaven has gained an amazing man.

  • We are very sorry to read that Charlie passed away. We met him during our time in Newark (2010 – 2011) and we simply confirmed the wonderful human being that Charlie was. We send our condolences to his charming wife, Gladys, and his lovely family. He is now in the presence of the Lord and we are pretty sure that there is a great party in heaven.

    Nimbe & Ramón (from Mexico)