William H. Jewell, Jr.
William H. Jewell, Jr., age 65, of Townsend, DE, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, surrounded and strengthened by the love of his greatest source of pride, his family.
Although born in Radford, VA, Bill considered himself a Delaware native, having been raised in Brandywine Hundred and a graduate of Brandywine High School, class of 1973.
Known in the Newark community as “Bill-Maaco”, Bill owned and operated Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting for over 35 years before retiring in 2017. He built a reputable business from the ground up by treating his customers, vendors and employees alike with the same honesty and respect he showed all people throughout his life. He was annually honored by his peers for his successful operation of his Maaco center.
Bill’s greatest joy was always his family and taking care of them. He loved the outdoors; fishing and playing golf were both interests he enjoyed doing with his father. Bill also loved to travel; he could often be found studying a map or atlas just for his own entertainment. Reading was a favorite pastime; he retired his business but never his mind.
Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth G. Jewell; and father, William H. Jewell, Sr. Living on through his example and treasuring his memory are his wife, Cindy (Baldwin); son, Adam (Jamie); and daughters, Lindsay and Laura (Bruce). He considered the title “Pop” by his four grandchildren, Paige, Kabry, Jaxon and Olivia, to be one of his greatest blessings. He will also be lovingly remembered by his sister, Debbye Kauffman; and brother, Tom Jewell. The outpouring of love and support offered by family and friends spoke to the impact Bill had on all their lives.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Services will be held privately.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Delaware Hospice for their exceptional care and compassion, and suggests donations in lieu of flowers to Delaware Hospice at 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711.