Charles Edward “Charlie” Harding, farmer, businessman

June 11, 2019

Charles Edward “Charlie” Harding, 79, of Lincoln passed away Monday, June 10, 2019, at Bayhealth Southern Campus, Milford. Charlie was born in Lincoln, the son of the late Frank S. and Emma L. (Warrington) Harding.

He was a graduate of Milford High School, class of 1958. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Charlie was a farmer, but also was the owner and operator of Blue Hen Fuel Co. in Lincoln for many years. He also worked for DuPont in Seaford and then as a federal inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was a member of the Cedarfield Ruritan Club, the Milford Moose Lodge, and the NRA, enjoyed shooting at Owens Station shooting club, and was also served as the president of Lincoln Cemetery. Charlie was a kind and caring man, and would help out anyone in need. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Hattie Edith King.
He is survived by his nephew Carl (CP) King Jr. and Diana; his close companion Anne Spicer; his second cousin Agnes Shane; the Wilkins family, including  Margie, Kenny, Dave, George and Verna; his best friend Bev Pleasanton; many close friends who are too numerous to name; and his beloved black lab, Blue, who was always at his side.
A viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 14, at Lofland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Ave., Milford. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 15, at Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 S.E. Front St., Milford. Burial will follow in Lincoln Cemetery, Clendaniel Pond Road, Lincoln.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions, in Memory of Charlie, to Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 S.E. Front St., Milford, DE 19963. Letters of condolence may be shared with the family at

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