site image


Clarence Monroe Hitchens

September 24, 1950 ~ January 5, 2019 (age 68)
Obituary Image

Clarence Monroe Hitchens, 68 of Millsboro, Delaware passed away peacefully on January 5, 2019 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, DE.  Born September 24, 1950 in Milford, Delaware he was the son of the late William T. (Bill) Hitchens and Anna P. Purnell Hitchens.


Monroe as he was affectionately known attended Milton High School and was a graduate from William C. Jason High School in Georgetown, Delaware where he was also a competitive track star.

 After graduating, Monroe joined the United States Air Force honorably serving our country for three years.


On June 14, 2002 he was united in marriage in Georgetown, Delaware to Jennie Harmon.

Monroe was employed by the Perdue Poultry Processing Division in Milford, Delaware for ten years before retiring due to illness.


Monroe loved attending the Millsboro Campus, New Dimensions Family Ministries in Millsboro, Delaware where Elder Frank W. Gibbs, Jr. is the Pastor. Some of his favorite past times were spent listening to Gospel Music which he loved!

In spite of his circumstances, Monroe was one who never complained! He was a kind spirited and loving person who enjoyed spending time with his family and gathering with friends. He would always welcome and greet you with a smile and an extended handshake or even a hug. Monroe’s demonstration of love and compassion for others will always remain in our hearts. He will be greatly missed but always loved!


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven siblings: Patricia Purnell; Evelyn Hitchens; Catherine Hitchens; Dorretta M. DeShields; Norma Pennewell; Lawrence and William Hitchens.


He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of sixteen years, Jennie Hitchens and his son Damian M. Hitchens. Two brothers, Melvin Hitchens and wife Martha of Magnolia, DE; Ralph Winbush,  of Long Island, NY., Two sisters, Elva Hitchens of Milford, DE., and Sheena Hitchens,  of Long Island, NY.

An Aunt, Juanita Hitchens of Atlanta, GA. He also leaves six grandchildren, his feline friends and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.


A funeral service and Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington Street, Millsboro, Delaware with Elder Frank Gibbs, Jr. officiating. Friends may call for visitation from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Harmony United Methodist Cemetery, Millsboro, DE.


Electronic condolences via

Donations may be made to:


© 2019 Watson Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS