Joseph E. Lofland II, avid classic car lover

January 16, 2021

Joseph E. Lofland II, 77, of Millsboro passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.  

Joe was born in Millsboro to the late Joseph E. Lofland Sr. and Katherine Smith Lofland. He retired from the DuPont Co. in 2001 after 39 years of service.    He was an avid classic car and street rod restorer and loved everything about cars. He was a member of the Mason Dixon Classic Chevy Club, Ontario Camaro Club, National Street Rod Association, Millsboro Car Club and Cape Hatteras Anglers Club.  At one time he owned a drag strip car “The Raging Rat.” He travelled across the U.S. and Canada to show his cars.

Joe and Joyce also enjoyed an 18-state cross country trip in 2009. He enjoyed spending time in the Outer Banks with family and friends, surf fishing, attending car shows, watching NASCAR and Ravens Football, and reading westerns. Joe was the type of guy who never met a stranger, and would not hesitate to strike up a conversation and get to know someone. He also loved his canine friends Coupe and Roxy.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 28 years, Joyce Warrington Lofland of Millsboro; five children, Keith Jessen of Laurel, Karen Lofland (Lisa) of Hampton, Va., Dania Ramirez (Randy) of Georgetown, Dean Warrington (Lori) of Millsboro and Karl Stahre (Wendy) of Harrington.  Joe also leaves behind six grandchildren, Jessica Dunkle (Brett) of New Columbia, Pa., Dustin Warrington (Sarah) of Seaford, Roxanne Ramirez of Georgetown, Jade Warrington of Millsboro, Kaitlyn Stahre and Alexis Stahre, both of Harrington; as well as two great-grandsons Dexter Dunkle and Ezra Warrington.  Joe is also survived by a special family friend, Jeannie Pollard, as well as extended family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Memorial donations in Joe’s name may be made to Brandywine Valley SPCA, 22918 DuPont Blvd., Georgetown, DE 19947, or Town of Millsboro (Cupola Park) 322 Wilson Hwy., Millsboro, DE 19966.

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