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William Harvey Showell


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William Harvey Showell

AGE: 86 • Longneck

William Harvey Showell, age 86, died Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, DE. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of Sam Houston Showell, Sr. and Imogene Ittel Showell. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Hilda Megee Showell and sons Glenn Showell and his wife Cathy and Gene Showell and his wife Anne all of Long Neck, DE.

Also surviving are his granddaughters, Jennifer Showell - Hartogs, Adrienne Showell - Phillips, Gretchen Anne Hegwood and Lisa Holleger. There are 9 great-grandchildren.

He is survived by a brother, John R. Showell and his wife Louise of Lewes, DE and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Sam H. Showell, Jr. and Linda B. Showell.

Mr. Showell had been a master carpenter and had worked with John Collins Construction. He was a graduate of Millsboro High School Class of 1949. He was a United States Army Korean War veteran where he served as a combat engineer. He was the President of White House Beach, Inc., Vice President of Longneck Water Co., and was a member of the Franklin Masonic Lodge #12 in Georgetown, De.

He enjoyed riding his golf cart around the White House Park and visiting with their residents. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching football, he was also an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 12 noon at St. George's Chapel Parish Hall 20274 Beaver Dam Rd. Rt. 23 Harbeson, DE 19951.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way Milford, DE 19963.

Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at [email protected]
Published in The News Journal on Jan. 22, 2017
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