Earl H. Passwaters
Parsell Funeral Homes Atkins-Lodge Chapel - Lewes
16961 Kings Highway
Lewes, DE
Earl H. Passwaters

Earl H. Passwaters, of Bridgeville, DE, passed away suddenly at home on June 7, 2011. He was born on July 25, 1952, the son of Earl and Helen Passwaters who preceded him in death.

He attended Florida State University where he played football before returning to Bridgeville to farm with his father and brother. He was a seed representative for twenty-six years for Pioneer HiBred International. In 2008 he established East Coast Seed, LLC where he continued to work with local growers, supplying seed and consultation.

He was member of the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company where he worked with the Fire Police.

He is survived by his wife of thirty-nine years, Beth (Lewis) Passwaters; a son Brian Passwaters and his wife Amber of Hampstead, NC; a daughter Amanda Forbes and her husband Scott of Chapel Hill, NC; five granddaughters, Cassandra, Elizabeth and Samantha Passwaters and Hannah and Ally Forbes; his brother Coulter and his wife Charlotte of Bridgeville; his mother-in-law Dorothy Lewis of Wilmington, NC; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at PARSELL FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORIUM, Hardesty Chapel, 202 Laws Street, Bridgeville, DE. Services and Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Bridgeville Vol. Fire Company, PO Box 727, Bridgeville, DE 19933 or BaseBald for the Cure, UNC Lineberger CB 7295, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599.

Please visit Mr. Passwaters's Life Memorial Webpage
and sign his online guestbook at

Published by The News Journal on Jun. 9, 2011.
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I will forever remember my teammate Earl

Kenneth Van Valkenburg
June 3, 2019
I was sorry to hear the passing of Earl. I went to school with him as well as playing football with him. My most important memory of Earl was that he served as a model for us all. May we continue to honor the legacy of his outstanding morals and values. We are grateful to God for lending us Earl and may God's gift of comfort be extending to family and friends.
William "Bill" Collick
June 14, 2011
Beth, Yall are in my prayers and we love you dearly. Scott, Sharon , Courtney and kyle
June 12, 2011
I am very sad to hear of Earl's passing. I was the other defensive end on the Wesley team of 1970 -1972. He was a fine man and a good friend. I always enjoyed seeing him at Wesley events.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Kenneth Van Valkenburg
June 10, 2011
Beth and family----
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It has been great getting to know Earl over the past couple years. he was a great guy. God Bless and we are praying for all of you
Jim/Patty Groepper
June 10, 2011
Jim/Patty Groepper
June 10, 2011
The officers and members of the Delaware State Fire Police Assn extend heartfelt condolences to the Passwaters family.
Ken Tull(President)
June 10, 2011

Mandy and family,
Sending love and prayers for your family during this time of grief. May God bless you and give you strength and comfort in your loss.
Sandy Moore
June 10, 2011
Sandy Moore
June 10, 2011
May God bless you and your family at this time of sorrow. Mr Passwaters was such a nice man I knew him from working at Perdue in Brdgeville. I will dearly miss him.
Dianne Austin
June 9, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Denise Jefferson
June 9, 2011
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