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William Earl “Bill” Stevenson

September 20, 1947 - November 24, 2021

William Earl “Bill” Stevenson, age 74, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on September 20, 1947, he was a son of the late Earl and Magdaline C. (Dorsey) Stevenson. Bill was known by many names: Billy, Wilbur, Mr. Bill, Moonman, Linc, and Steve, and he answered to all of them by his many friends. He graduated from William Penn High School in 1965 and furthered his education by graduating from Delaware Technical Community College in 1972. Bill proudly enlisted and served honorably in the United States Air Force from 1965 to 1969. He also served as a life member of Holloway Terrace Volunteer Fire Company as treasurer for 32 years. Bill retired from ACME Markets after 25 years of dutiful service. He also retired from New Castle County Government, also after 25 years, where he served as treasury supervisor.

Bill was an avid gardener. His children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren waited anxiously to see who was chosen to pick the first cucumber, tomato or pepper, Pop’s top honor! Bill also planted many flowers to beautify his home.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his brother, John L. and grandson, Brenden Ian. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Donna J. (Schmitt) Stevenson; children, Robert Stevenson and Brandi Patterson (Ben); grandchildren, Lauren Stevenson (James), Joshua Patterson, and Mallori Stevenson; great-grandchildren, Everett Tyre, Jameson Stevenson, Harrison Walls; and a great-granddaughter due in March; brother, Jack Stevenson; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Season’s Hospice at Christiana Hospital for all of their loving care and support.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 am on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at the funeral home. 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 Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to Holloway Terrace Fire Company, 700 West Avenue, P.O. Box 684, New Castle, DE 19720.

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20 Condolences for William Earl “Bill” Stevenson

  • You are dearly missed already.

  • I never got a chance to truly meet you sir but you helped raise my wife Jennifer Ronan (gouge). She talks about you quite often and how wonderful of a person you are. Rest peacefully sir.

  • I have known Bill since I was old enough to walk to Acme supermarket where he worked His Family & my Family were Friends we have known each other for awhile we grew up together. Bill was a Good Friend & Neighbor my thoughts & prayers 🙏 ❤ go out to The Family during this difficult time. R.I.P. BILL U WILL BE DEARLY MISSED ❤

  • Donna, I am deeply sorry for your loss. My prayers are for you and your family.

  • Donna, Brandi, Lauren and Rob, I’m so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.
    Love,
    Sandy

  • Words can’t express how your feeling at this difficult time, Bill was a great man that I had lots of respect fir, my prayers are with you and your family during this time!

    Lenora and Michael

  • I am soo sorry for your loss my condolences goes out to the family and friends

  • Donna, Rob & Brandi,

    Words can not express how sorry we are for your loss. May your many happy memories comfort you at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Jeff & Cindy Blevins

  • My condolences to the family.
    Bill sounded like a great guy and will be missed.
    Stay strong Brandi, you make your Dad proud.

  • Wilbur you will be greatly missed, not only for the first tomato of summer and the afternoon front porch bourbon.

    Dana & Susan

  • So sorry to see the passing of a great man. Bill will be missed and remembered by many. Thoughts and prayers for friends and family during this difficult time. RIP Bill…

  • Donna, Rob, Brandi, Lauren and Mallori
    I’m so sorry for your your loss. My thoughts are with you.
    Shelia Leathern

  • My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Stevenson family. Moonman will be missed greatly. Brandi and Rob mom love you all thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time .

  • I am so saddened to hear of Bill‘s passing. Always looking forward to seeing him at the bowling alley and at the garden center. Someone I’d like to have called a friend.

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  • Donna and family, I am deeply sorry to hear the loss of Bill. My prayers are for you and your family.

    Vince Camponelli

  • Donna and family, So sorry to hear the loss of your husband and your father. Bill was a wonderful man. Stephanie sweetman

  • We all will miss you Bill from a fellow firefighter we are the first one’s in and the last one’s out rest in peace last the sheeperders guide you to your final decision in life remember that we as firefighter will never forget what you have done to pertect the community and the world of the United States of America 🇺🇸 I appreciate your service to the United States of America for your service in the arm service’s I work for Acme Market’s in local 27for 30 years I will miss you on the front line in the fire service.
    Sincerely,
    Robert Bolton
    Ps. Fire Police officer ID# 19-9-B
    Final call.

  • I have no words to describe my feelings and can only relate with the hurt and absence you and the rest of the family are going through. I love you ❤️

  • Our sincere condolences to the Stevenson family. Bill, Donna, Brandi & Rob where the best neighbors. Love to all, Terry & Donna Frieze