Donald Franklin Lineweaver of Seaford, passed peacefully to be with his Lord and his wife on Monday, June 17, 2019.
Donald was born in Woodstock, Va., to the late Joseph Franklin Lineweaver and Blanche Irene Kibler Lineweaver on Feb. 20, 1931, the second of 14 children. He grew up in the Edinburg, Woodstock and Mt. Jackson areas of Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. After attending school and graduating from Tripplett High School in Mt. Jackson in 1949, he moved to Federalsburg, Md.
In 1950, he began his lifelong career with E. I. DuPont & Nemours Co. in Seaford. On July 30, 1950, he married Dorothy Eleanor Kagey from Mt. Jackson, his wife of 47 years. They then moved to Seaford and began their family.
Donald continued his DuPont career and retired on May 1, 1985, after 35 years and 6 months of service. He held many positions at the plant but was most proud of his time as sergeant in the Guard House when he retired.
Donald was a longtime member of Christ Lutheran Church in Seaford where he served on several committees, namely the Food Shelf and making tapes of the services and delivering them to the shut-in members of the church.
His pride and joy each year were his fruit trees and vegetable gardens. He loved the outdoors: gardening, hunting, fishing and crabbing. He was a strong man in his faith and in loving and caring for his immediate family as well as his extended family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife on Nov. 19, 1997; sisters, Audrey Trombley, Reba Lineweaver Foster, Nellie Baker, Margie Kagey and Ruth Grandstaff; brothers, Stanley Lineweaver and Myron “Duke” Lineweaver; and his mother and father-in-law, Melvin Lee and Beulah Hansberger Kagey.
He is survived by six children, Thomas Lineweaver, Debra Lineweaver, Cheryl Costanzo, Richard Lineweaver and Lori Dean, all of Seaford, and Deanna Culley of Delmar; a son-in-law, Tim Dean, who Donald thought of as a son; six grandchildren, Amanda Lineweaver, Daphne Lyons Coulbourn (Scott Trice), Michael Culley, Dewayne Culley, Kimberly Stewart and Jayna Lineweaver; 11 great-grandchildren, Larry (Katie), Robert (Macey) and Nicholas (Kylie) Coulbourn; Dylan, Carolina and Dakota Culley; Jay Cathcart and Caleigh and Cole Stewart; and Ava and Madison Culley; seven great-great-grandchildren, Melanie, Tommy, Albrie and Peyton Coulbourn; Allie & Hazel Coulbourn and Bailee Haldman; brothers, Emmitt Lineweaver and Alger Lineweaver; and sisters, Edna Rich, Hilda Specht, Helen Hughes and Mazie Halterman.
Funeral services were held on Friday, June 21, at Christ Lutheran Church, Seaford. Burial was at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Seaford. The Rev. David F. Nuss officiated.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Donald’s memory may be made to Christ Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973 or The Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, c/o Delores Timmons, 715 E. King St., Seaford, DE 19973.
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