Kenneth R. Wilson Sr., loved being outdoors

June 14, 2021

Kenneth R. Wilson Sr., 72, of Georgetown passed away at home Sunday, June 13, 2021.  He was born March 1, 1949, in Milford to the late H. Reese Wilson (1999) and Hilda Hall Wilson (2001).

Kenneth graduated from Milton High School in 1967 and married Jacqueline Roach in 1968.  He worked for over a year at the DuPont plant in Seaford, for eight years at NCR in Millsboro, and retired in 2010 after 38 years at Mitchell’s Furniture as the delivery and warehouse manager, where he worked alongside his brother-in-law, Steve Roach (who was like a brother to him).

He was in the U.S. Army Reserves for six years, based out of Seaford.  Kenneth was part of a crew that helped build the pool at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown many years ago. Kenneth loved being outdoors taking care of his yard and flowers, enjoyed going to Laurel Junction on the weekends…always coming home with treasures. He loved country music and NASCAR. In his early years, Kenneth enjoyed hunting and fishing.  At 18 years old, he shot a 16-point, 185-pound trophy buck, which was mounted and hung in the family living room.  

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jacqueline; son, Kenneth R. Wilson Jr. and wife Renee whom he dearly loved; aunt Vietta Banning; cousins, Chris Banning, Linda Longshaw, Wayne Sammons and Barbara Plummer; and Chase Fetterman, who was like a grandson to him; along with his beloved fur babies, Tiger, Whitey Boy and Mittens.

The family wants to thank Beebe Home Health, Delaware Hospice nurses, social worker and chaplain.  You made it possible for Kenneth to remain at home during his illness, until the Lord called him to his heavenly home. 

Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown, Friday, June 18, at 1 p.m.  A time of visitation with the family will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Interment will follow at Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton.  All attending will be asked to follow social distancing and masking guidance issued by the CDC.  

Flowers are accepted, or memorial gifts may be sent to the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

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