William A. “Jabo” Cale, Jr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

William A. “Jabo” Cale, Jr.

May 2, 1950 - July 22, 2022

William A. “Jabo” Cale, Jr., age 72, of St. Georges, DE, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022.

Born in Middletown, DE, on May 2, 1950, he was a son of the late William A. and Ruth (Loat) Cale. Jabo was a graduate of Middletown High School. He married Janet Henry on May 14, 1983 and from this union came two children, Juice and Sheena. He made his career as a chemist and he was a dedicated employee at Dupont for 46 years.

Jabo was a huge sports fan; his favorite teams were the Pittsburgh Steelers and Los Angeles Dodgers. He loved traveling, fishing, and riding his motorcycle. Jabo was a faithful member of a number of organizations including president of the MOT male choir, where he enjoyed singing gospel songs, and a member of Mt. Pisgah Church for a number of years. Most of all, William loved life and his family and cherished spending time with his children and especially his grandchildren. He looked forward to planning his family vacations and Sunday family dinners. You could always find Jabo laughing, talking stuff and cracking jokes. William enjoyed family game night and he proudly taught his daughter and grandchildren how to play poker. Weekend mornings, he loved playing his gospel music and cooking breakfast for his family. He was a family man and wonderful friend. Jabo loved his kids and grandkids more than anything.

In addition to his parents, Jabo was preceded in death by his lifetime partner and devoted friend, Janet “Netty” Cale; and brother, Michael Cale. He is survived by his loving children, William A. Cale III, and Sheena (Cale) Booker (Nakeem); siblings, Robert Cale (Emily), Gwendlynn Cale, Lucinda Cale, Patricia Cale, Pamela Todd, Sheryl Cale, Celeste Chandler, and Beverly Cale; aunts, Hilda Cale, and Barbara Young; grandchildren, Mya, Justice, Jahiem, and Chase; devoted friends, Douglas Watson, Lester Watson, and Glenn Henry; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.


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41 Condolences for William A. “Jabo” Cale, Jr.

  • To the entire Cale family, prayers, love, hugs, and condolences for the loss of your father grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. ” Earth has no sorrow, that heaven cannot heal.”

  • Cousin you will def be missed. Sending prayers to the rest of the family, especially Juice and Sheena

  • To my family I’m so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences and prayers to you all. Jabo will truly be missed, I can hear him now saying, “hey cuz”❤️Rest On In Paradise dear Cousin❤️🙏🏼to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

    Sadly submitted,

    Cousin Liz

  • To Juice, Sheena, grandkids, siblings and Cale family
    Your Dad/Pop-Pop/Brother was a kind man and a true gentleman, he always put others before himself. He will undoubtedly be missed. My sincere condolences to all.

  • Sorry for the loss to my Cale Family. The Haman family sends xoxoxox. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  • The DuBose Family sends their deepest condolences and prayers.

  • My condolence to the Cale family. Jabo was a great man he will be missed but never forgotten. Praying for the family.
    Love, Iona, Turk,Buck

  • Uncle Bo, my fondest and most precious memories are you and my dad down 402 N Cox Street. You two had a ball doing the things that men loved most. Sports and Bikes. If and when I think of my dad, memories of you aren’t far behind, you were always there, always around, keeping it “G”. You’ve earned your place, your rest!

    Love you forever, Uncle Bo.


  • My prayers are with the family
    God Bless

  • So sorry for your loss! Sending prayers and condolences to you and the family. 💔 God never makes a mistake He only takes the BEST.

  • Condolences and prayers to the family and friends 🙏

  • Imma miss you cuz, the memories we shared will forever be in my heart, God bless my friends and family during this time. ❤

  • My condolences to Gwendolyn(Peachy) and family sorry for your loss Sis love you Sorrowfully Janice(Dinky) Frazier

  • So sorry for y’all loss praying for the family

  • A good brother had some good time Middletown and Smyrna never meet a stranger just good people haven’t seen him in forty years thanks for being my friend much love ❤️ Champ

  • Prayer sent out to my cousins Juice and Sheena and the entire Cale Family. I will truly miss Uncle Andy, our laughs and conversations about the goodness of God to us. He and my Aunt Netty was always there for my kids and me since the day they were born. There’s just not enough words to explain how much I will miss you Uncle Andy. Take your rest!

  • Jabo (Robbie Loat) I will truly miss him and our jokes.
    To the family….Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember someone who was so close to you.
    Edna Cale

  • I send my condolences and prayers to the family he was a great guy and devoted father God bless!

  • My deepest condolences to the Cale family. I learned so much from him when he taught Bible study. Rest easy in the arms of the Lord. 🕊🕊

    Lakesha Gardner

  • Rest in peace my Steeler friend.Sandy

  • Love you family, Andy is in the hands of God. He told me when he was on his bed of affliction, that’s it is a win win situation. Andy was a true man of God. Rest

  • Goodbye my friend ,until we meet again
    It’s been hard these days for me to cheer up because I’m feeling so blue, missing you, those special memories will always bring a smile to my face, you’re forever in my heart.
    My deepest sympathiy,condolences and prayers go out to the Cale family.

  • To my Cale family, my prayers and condolences to you all. Cousin Jabo will truly be missed.
    Love Susie 🙏🏾

  • My condolences to the Family.
    Sorry for your loss

  • My condolences to you and your family. He was a good guy. My prayers are with your family.

  • Dear Juice & Sheena, grandkids, Cale & Loat family.
    Your dad, poppop, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle and friend was a wonderful kind man! We all enjoyed him. There was never a time when we did not see a smile on his face. We Always felt welcome in his presence. We enjoyed visiting Jabo and Netti, we love them both, wonderful people. May God comfort and strengthen all of you, not just now but always! Jabo will truly be missed. Our condolences to All. Love All! The Yellowdy’s 🙏🏽

  • Wanted to send my deepest condolences to the Cale family!!!! My last time seeing Jabo was at dialysis were we both go and we was talking about when he got busted by one of his kids for trying to drive he said if i had gotten that key in the ignition got it started I was out!!!! We laughed so hard!! But I glad I ended our conversation with enjoy the rest of your day take care and love ya!!! You are gonna be missed a the center for sure ❤️❤️

  • Love and hugs to the family. Sorry for the loss of your love one.

  • Deepest sympathy to the Cale Family.
    You are in our prayers.

  • Sending Prayers of Peace and Strength for the entire Family. R.I.P my class mate.

  • Sorry for your lost. We know that heaven has gained another good soul.


  • Condolences to the entire Cale Family 💔 Jabo will truly be missed.
    Resting in God’s hands 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾Praying for strength for the family at this difficult time. 🙏🏾

  • To the Family,Heartfelt Condolences to each of you. Prayers are being offered for you.With Deepest Sympathy,Charity Patton

  • Jabo left all the love he had and a lifetime of memories for his family and friends.Rest on in the Heavens, surrounded by loved ones,family and friends. He decided your work on earth was done.

  • Death is not the end, it is simply walking out of the physical realm, which is our TRUE HOME. It is actually going bck HOME. Bro Jabo this is for you Mark 6:5 He could do no more works except lay his hand upon a few and heal them, guess what my bro you are amomg the HEALED ONES BY HIS HAND. R.I.P. UNTIL THAT GREAT DAY COMES WHEN WE ALL CAN GET ON BOARD THAT GOSPEL TRAIN, AMEN NEVER EVER FORGOTTEN IN THE MIGHTY MARVELOUS MAGNIFICENT AND MIRACULOUS NAME OF JESUS AMEN FROM LEVIN AND FAMILY

  • To Jabo Cale’s family, we are so sorry for the loss of your father, grandfather, brother. He was such a good cousin and friend to all who knew him.
    Frank Cale and Family

  • Bobby, Emily and the Cale family . Our prayers are with you.

  • Jabo you will be missed at our Fellowship breakfasts. Prayers are with the Family!!
    To God be the Glory!!

  • To the Cales,
    Deepest condolences on the loss of “Jabo”. He will be missed but not forgotten! Big Brother, Rest in Power✊🏾🏍🏈
    Your Cox Street Neighbor
    Thalia Goldsboro

  • Sorry for loss I am going to miss Jabo @dialysis RIP