William H. Comer Sr., former airport manager

December 30, 2013

William H. Comer Sr., 83, of Millsboro and formerly of Marshallton Heights, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Renaissance Health Care in Millsboro.

He was born in Yorklyn, June 15, 1930, son of the late Charles and Gladys R. (Sydnor) Comer. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army.

Bill had worked for DuPont in Wilmington before going into the service. Once he was discharged from the service he had worked for George & Lynch and then became the manager of the Greater Wilmington Airport in New Castle with 17 years of service. After his move to Millsboro in 1980 he worked from his home with Vernon Advertising of Des Moines, Iowa.

Mr. Comer is a lifetime member of the Mill Creek Volunteer Fire Company and had served as president of that company. He was also a 50-year member and past master of the Armstrong Lodge 26 in Newport. In his spare time Bill loved making ceramics, gardening, fishing and boating.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Barbara L. (Pyle) Comer; a daughter, Beverly L. Moore and her husband Michael B. of Millsboro and William H. Comer Jr. and his wife Ginny of Harrington; two grandchildren, Abbigail D. Irelan and her fiancé Greg Ludwig of Baltimore, Md. and Joshua L. Comer of Millsboro; and a sister, Thelma Gabbert of Florida.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 2, at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 32013 Long Neck Road, Millsboro. A visitation will also be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 3, at the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Hwy., New Castle, where Masonic services will begin at 2 p.m. followed by the funeral services. Interment will be held in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Bill’s name to the Long Neck CHEER Center, 26089 Shoppes at Long Neck Blvd., Unit 7, Millsboro, DE 19966.

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