Carl Wayne Friend, SPI Pharma employee

August 12, 2019

Carl Wayne Friend, 60, of Lewes passed away Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 in Lewes.  He was born April 2, 1959, in Lewes, son of the late Cecil Randall Friend Sr. and Hattie Evelyn (Rickards) Friend.

Mr. Friend had worked for several years at SPI Pharma in Lewes.   He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed clamming, along with gardening where his specialty was growing tomatoes.

He is survived by his daughter Carlissa Sharon Friend of Milton;  brothers Cecil Friend of Florida, Colin Friend of Lewes, William Friend of Ocean View, Steve Friend of Lewes and Randall Friend of Lewes; sisters Mary Pulley of Lewes, Brenda Friend Yaeger of Friendsville, Md., and Carol Friend of Lewes; numerous nieces and nephews; and his loyal dog Skittles. 

Chapel Committal rites with Navy military honors will be held Friday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m., at the Delaware Veterans Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way, Millsboro.

In lieu of flowers contributions are suggested to either the Beebe Medical Foundation, Attn: the Tunnell Cancer Center, 902 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958, or to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

Please visit Mr. Friend's Life Memorial Webpage and sign the online guest book at