William Charles “Bill” Gailey, Jr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

William Charles “Bill” Gailey, Jr.

December 22, 1954 - April 25, 2023

William Charles “Bill” Gailey, Jr., age 68, of Bear, DE, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2023.

Born in Delaware on December 22, 1954, he was the son of the late William and Charlotte (Hull) Gailey. Bill worked as a mechanic at Boulden Brothers for many years.

Bill loved to spend his spare time outdoors, whether he was fishing or camping, he could always be found enjoying nature. He was also an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan and never missed a game.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his son, Chris Gailey. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Lee (Hendrickson) Gailey; son, William Gailey; sisters, Susan Gailey and Linda Clarke; grandchildren, Gigi and Noah; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will begin at 7 pm on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Interment will be held privately.


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  • I’m sorry to hear about the loss of our Uncle Billy. I will always remember him from our family gatherings in Delaware or New Jersey and think about how easy going and laid back he was. Living in Las Vegas has put a lot of miles between us but my memories will last forever.

  • Bill, a man of few words, BUT when he spoke, his quick wit and dry humor always made me laugh! He was kind and patient; shaking his head and giving a grin at Linda and my latest adventure or goofy shenanigans . It was always a treat when Gene and I were invited to dinner. Bill was quite the cook! I’m sure Bill (and Gene) are looking over Linda who they loved with all their heart. He will be sadly missed. I picture him and Gene up there talking shop