Toni C. and Hayes B. Waltman, Sr.
Died October 29, 2021
Toni C. Waltman, age 74, and her husband, Hayes B. “Ham Bone” Waltman, Sr., age 75, of Wilmington, DE, passed away together as a result of an automobile accident on Friday, October 29, 2021.
Born in Northampton County VA, on October 4, 1947, Toni was a daughter of the late Ruby (Timberlake) and Eugene Gragg. After graduating from Alexis I. duPont High School, she started her career in sales. Once they started a family, Toni continued to work part time while devoting her attention to her family. She loved being a homemaker and especially liked to cook for her friends and family. Toni will be remembered by her family for purchasing a new sofa almost every year.
Born in Wilmington, DE, on January 27, 1946, Hayes was a son of the late Sara E. (Kane) and Harry R. Waltman, Sr. He dedicated 38 years to the Brandywine School District. Hayes was a jack of all trades and could fix just about anything. He was an avid Phillies and Steelers fan and enjoyed watching western movies and crabbing on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Hayes was a kind man who was always giving of his time to others. He liked making pickles and made sure everyone had a jar. Known for being a prankster, Hayes could always make you laugh. Most of all, he loved to surround himself with family and friends.
Of all the lives that Toni and Hayes touched, their proudest achievement was marrying and caring for each other and their families.
In addition to their parents, Toni was preceded in death by her sister, Judy Gragg and Hayes was preceded in death by his siblings, Harry Waltman, Louise Kennedy, Helen Bradley, Peggy McCallister, Sissy Waltman, and Butch Waltman. Together, they will be dearly missed by their children, Hayes Waltman, Jr. (Tina), Roxanne Lundberg (Keith), Michelle Rex (Dave), Jacquelyn Johnson (Frank); Toni’s siblings, Phyllis Carson (Richard), Robert Gragg (Candace), Genia Adamson, John Gragg, and Michael Gragg; Hayes’s siblings, Richard Waltman and Patricia Taylor; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren, with 2 on the way.
A joint visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 pm until 2 pm on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will be held at 2 pm. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.