Richard A. Truitt, Sr.
February 22, 1944 - May 8, 2022
Richard A. Truitt, Sr., age 78, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 8, 2022.
Born in Wilmington, DE, on February 22, 1944, he was the son of the late Fletcher C. and Katharine L. (Fell) Truitt. Richard was raised in Newark where he attended Newark High School. He started employment with Chrysler Corporation, Mopar Division, in 1964, retiring after 35 dedicated years of service, in 1999.
Richard loved sports, particularly the Philadelphia Phillies and the Eagles. He enjoyed keeping his yard beautiful and driving his tractor, followed by spending time relaxing in his pool. No matter what he was doing, he would always have music playing. Richard loved Florida in February and looked forward to his annual month long trip. Above all, he cherished his family and spending time with them at numerous events and occasions throughout the year.
In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda (Conway) Truitt; son, Richard A. Truitt, Jr; siblings, Fletcher C. Truitt, Jr., and Judy A. Rice; and step-daughters Carol Ann Adams and Tammy L Adams. He is survived by his wife of 35 years Carol (Adams) Truitt; children, Susan L. Meyer (Tim) of Middletown, Karen L. Rayner of Wilmington, and Kathy A. Truitt of Wilmington; step-son Thomas Adams (Debi); 5 grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren, with one on the way.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, May 14, 2022, Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Newark Cemetery, 20 New Street, Newark, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard’s memory to Special Olympics, Special Olympics, Attn: Donor Development, 1133 19th Street N.W., Washington, DC or by clicking here.