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William E. “Bill” Wilson, III

November 6, 1982 - November 3, 2021

William E. “Bill” Wilson, III, age 38, of Middletown, DE, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 3, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE on November 6, 1982, he was a son of William E. and Jacqueline A. (Callahan) Wilson, Jr. Bill worked as a journeymen pipefitter for Local #74 in Newark for many years. He was an avid hunter and commercial crabber, with a love for dogs. Bill was very family oriented and adored his nephews. He always looked forward to spending quality time with both of them.  

Bill was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John and Rose Callahan; and paternal grandparents, William and Alice Wilson.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Mark Wilson (Ilene); nephews, Jacob Wilson and Conner Wilson; aunts, Colleen Vavala (Michael) and Louann Wilson; uncle, John Callahan (Ruth); and many cousins.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will be held at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to Brandywine SPCA, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE 19720.

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16 Condolences for William E. “Bill” Wilson, III

  • I am saddened to learn of the passing of your loved one. I know the many pleasant memories of Billy will comfort you during this time. Take care of each other. walter spence

  • You left us way to soon and will leave a hole in our hearts. You will forever be the little boy who ran every where on tip toes and even stepped on Meghan and she didn’t even feel it. You will be the little boy who built himself a game console out of cardboard. You will always live on in our memories for the special individual you were.

    Love you
    Aunt Colleen

  • Dave and I are devastated to hear about the loss of Bill. Our hearts ache for his family. Please know you are in our prayers.

  • Prayers to the Wilsons. I’m saddened to hear about this new. Billy was such a good dude with a huge heart. Rip Bill!!!

  • I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Billy. Big hugs !!!! Ward will take care of him. Along with his grandparents gone too young. God bless you all love Carol logan an Mom

  • I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • im am so sorry for your loss if you need anything please let me know

  • I’m so incredibly sorry to learn of the loss of your Billy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending love your way ♥️

  • Jackie & Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your sons passing. It was always clear how much you love and adored him. I hope knowing the love you shared with him helps guide you and brings a sense of comfort through the times ahead. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Lil Bill I can’t believe it!!! You were always a really cool great guy and you will surely be missed!!!

  • R.I.P
    Prayers for your family with love to all!!!!
    Till we seen One another again…

  • Bill…. What can i say..? What a stellar individual. You were always such a stand up guy and great friend. We spent our younger years living it up and making awesome memories. To the family im very sorry for your loss. Big bill i cant imagine how hard this is but rest assured your fellow watermen grieve with you. – jake

  • My sincere heartfelt condolences and sympathy to all. May Bill rest in peace eternally in God’s loving arm’s…. Peace and happiness to all

  • My deepest condolences to the Wilson family.
    I met Bill in 2003 when he was a first year apprentice.
    He was a great worker and always willing to learn.
    Later we worked together on other jobs. He was a great partner.
    I am very saddened about his loss.
    RIP Billy.

  • So sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. He was always such a great guy. Prayers for his loved ones during this incredibly hard time.

  • I am in such disbelief that I can’t even begin to find the words to say. Stephanie, Mark and I share your heartache at your loss. I do hope all the wonderful memories you all have made over the years will give you some sense of comfort as you try to find your way through the emptiness you now are feeling. Love to All