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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.

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  • To Richards family. I’m so sorry to hear of Richard’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with all at this very sad time.

  • Our deepest condolences to the family. May Richard’s memory bring many blessings.
    Kathy and Jamie Logan

  • dear carol and family . so very sorry to hear of your loss. my deepest sympathy .

  • So sorry for your loss. We love you!

    – Courtney and Riley

  • R.I.P. Richard you were a wonderful family man. May you fly high with the Angels !

  • I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great man who always made me laugh. Your family is in my heart and prayers.

  • Carol I’m so sorry to hear about Richard happy that we got to know him ,and the many cruise we went together.we enjoyed his company the first time we meet on our cruise to Alaska.Prayers are with you and your family. Love to all Paul and Nesti

  • Dearest Carol. Vic and I were shocked to hear of Richard’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Cherish your good memories Carol. Love you

  • Sending all of our love and prayers to you during this time. Love you so much. -Calhoun and Taylor family

  • I am saddened to hear of Richard’s passing. He was one of my favorite co-workers from my 23 years at Mopar. My thoughts are with Carol and the family. Peace.

  • Carol & family
    So very sorry to hear of Richard’s passing.
    Sending prayers and hugs 🤗😘♥️

  • I am sorry Karen, for the passing of your dad. My condolences to you and your family

  • Dear Karen and family, no matter how much time we are given to say our goodbyes it is still never long enough. When our loved ones “sneak” out unexpectedly, we are left not knowing what just happened. My heart is saddened for all of you as you enter this new journey figuring out your new paths. May fond memories and moments of laughter bring you comfort. Sending hugs and courage your way,
    Love from Andrea and girls. (Jim has already reassured me that your dad is in good hands. xoxo)