Emmitt E. Lineweaver of Seaford passed away on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 after a short stay at Greenwood Country Rest Home.

He was born in Shenandoah County, Virginia on Dec. 15, 1933, one of 14 children to Joseph and Blanche Lineweaver. Upon moving to Seaford to pursue a career with the Dupont Co., Emmitt met and married his beloved wife Alice “Jeanette” Lineweaver in December of 1954. In 1985, he retired from Dupont after 35 years of service; where he worked as a machine operator and was an active counsel representative. After retirement he continued his love for hands-on work as a carpenter. As one would say “He was a jack of all trades but a master of none!”

He loved the Lord immensely. He was a founding and continually active member of Christ Lutheran Church. There you could find him serving from ministry, to grass cutting, or rolling out dumplings for the many church dinners they had.

Emmitt’s version of a perfect day was out on the Choptank River catching crabs and enjoying them with his family and friends on the back porch by the pool. He was an avid outdoorsman, fishing and hunting with his sons and grandsons. He could sit and tell you hunting stories for hours, about all his many trophies and hunting trips he went on. He enjoyed Nascar and faithfully rooted for the Ravens.

We want to especially thank Tina Passwaters for being such an excellent caretaker. Alongside his daughter, Teresa, who was also his caretaker while he was able to be home.

In addition to his parents, Joseph and Blanche Lineweaver, he was preceded in death by nine of his 13 siblings, his youngest son Douglas “Doug” Lineweaver, and his beloved wife Alice “Jeanette” Lineweaver.

He is survived by his oldest son Dennis Lineweaver of Millsboro, his daughter Teresa Lineweaver Lord of Seaford; grandchildren Kendra Bartocci (Chris), Jared Lineweaver (Dawn), Jenna Cropper, Coty Lineweaver (Danielle); great-grandchildren, Kannon Cropper, Riley, Griffin, and Hunter Lineweaver, Gianni and Lucca Bartocci, and Ezekiel Lineweaver; a brother, Alger Lineweaver; three sisters, Helen Hughes, Hilda Specht and Edna Rich; sister-in-law, Del Callaway. He also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at Christ Lutheran Church in Seaford. Burial was at Bethel Cemetery, Oak Grove, Seaford. Rev. David Nuss officiated along with his grandson Coty Lineweaver.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Emmitt’s memory may be made to Christ Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973 or Bethel Cemetery Association, 29449 N. Oak Grove Rd, Seaford, DE 19973.

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