Terry R. Johnson
October 24, 1946 - March 2, 2017
Terry R. Johnson, age 70, of Dover and formerly of New Castle, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 2, 2017.
Born on October 24, 1946 in York, PA, he was a son of the late Gordon A. Johnson and Helen M. (Hess) Johnson.
Terry proudly served his country as a U.S. Army Airborne Ranger during the Vietnam War, where he was the recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
For many years, he worked as a pipe layer with New Castle County Sewer. Prior to his retirement, he enjoyed his position as a paratransit driver for DART, where he made many friends during his 12 years of dedicated service.
Terry was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved gardening. He will always be remembered for Tuesday being his favorite day.
In addition to his parents, Terry was preceded in death by a brother, Aaron Johnson. He leaves many wonderful memories to his loving wife of 46 years, Cynthia A. (Hall) Johnson; children, Bridget Andrews (Joe) of Smyrna and Shannon Leslie (Josh) of Middletown; brother, John Johnson of New Castle; sisters, Chrissy Johnson of Crestview, FL and Karen Collins (Jesse) of Branson, MO; sisters-in-law, Linda Kane (Tom) of West Grove, PA; Pam Ingle (Grover) of New Castle and Lynne Johnson of Greenlawn, NY; grandchildren, Timothy, Jessica, Noah, Samantha, Caleb and Jaylynn and many nieces and nephews. Friends may visit with Terry’s family on Thursday evening, March 9, 2017 from 5:00 “ 7:00 pm at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Funeral services will be held on Friday morning, March 10, 2017 beginning at 9:30 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.