Charles Edward Tolliver, ‘Never say I can’t!’

September 13, 2017

Charles Edward Tolliver passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2017, at Kent General Hospital, Dover.

He was the son of the late Elder John Tolliver Sr. and Ann Bailey Tolliver. At an early age Charles attended St. Peter’s Friends Church in Cool Spring. He loved to go fishing, travel, and hang out with family and friends. Charles was a jack of all trades and especially liked working on cars with his father. If John Sr. and Charles couldn’t fix your car, then it couldn’t be fixed.

Due to an accident in the late 1990s, Charles spent his later years at home and in the Hospital for the Chronically Ill in Smyrna. The accident never stopped Charles from being the life of the party or learning to talk again. Charles’s motto was “Never say I can’t.”

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 22 aunts and uncles. Charles leaves behind to cherish his memory a son, Brandon Showell of Laurel; four grandchildren, Kyra Showell, Quadir Cuffee, Essence Hardy and Nasiyah Showell; three brothers, John Tolliver Jr. (Renee) of Millsboro, Otis Tolliver of Lewes and Clifford Tolliver (Retta) of Georgetown; four sisters, Julia Tolliver of Lewes, Virginia Carter of New Jersey, Ellamae Tolliver of Millsboro and April Tolliver Monroe of Seaford; one uncle, Bill Downing of Milford; plus a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held at noon, Saturday, Sept. 16, at St. John the Baptist Church, 26602 Mount Joy Road, Millsboro. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to noon.