Kevin P. Betts Sr., dirt track, Cowboys fan

January 30, 2023

Kevin P. Betts Sr. of Greenwood passed away at his home Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023.

Kevin was born in Milford, one of three sons born to William F. and Dixie (Hayt) Betts.

Kevin was self-employed and enjoyed his job of repair, maintenance and landscaping at area Uncle Willie’s stores. Whatever the need, Kevin loved to help others. He was an avid dirt track racing fan and loved cheering for his favorite driver, Stewart Friesen. In addition to the dirt track, he loved his Dallas Cowboys and enjoyed watching wrestling.

He is survived by his son, Kevin Betts Jr. (Harlee); daughter, Kylie Betts; stepdaughter, Crystal Ziesmer; a granddaughter, Alexis Dixie Betts; his companion of 20 years, Gladys Ann Passwaters; two brothers, Skip Betts (Kristi) and Chris Betts Sr. (Cheryl); nieces and nephews, Wendi Walsh, Chris Betts Jr., Cory Betts, MaryBeth Pete and Will Betts, and their families; and a cousin, Gregory Hayt, whom he remained close to.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, at Short Funeral Services chapel, 416 Federal St., Milton.  A time of visitation for family and friends will begin at noon. Interment will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Milton.

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes memorial contributions to Milton Fire Department, 116 Front St., Milton, DE  19968.

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