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William Raymond Somers, Sr.

February 12, 1937 ~ November 1, 2018 (age 81)
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Mr. William R. Somers, Sr. of Millsboro, DE passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018.  He was 81 years old.


Mr. Somers was born on February 12, 1937 in Crisfield, MD to the late Melvin and Mary Dize Somers.  He retired from the  U.S. Army  Reserves National Guard after 28 years of service. 


He loved auto racing, dirt track, crab derby, Baltimore Colts, Friday night football games at Sussex Tech, and  Shorebirds games.  William also enjoyed the water, was devoted to his children and friends.  He also liked to have a refreshing beer from time to time and also enjoyed hanging out at Rust’s Store.


He is survived by  his wife of 57 years, Catherine Somers; a son, William R. Somers, Jr. and a daughter, Tara Somers all of Millsboro, DE.  He is also survived by two sisters, Mitzi Wheatly and Linda Abbott.  He also leaves behind extended family members as well as many   friends.


A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the Oak Orchard Community Church, 32615 Oak Orchard Rd, Millsboro, DE  19966.  Burial will follow at 2:00 PM with Military Honors at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to help offset final expenses to Oak Orchard Community Church, 32615, Oak Orchard Rd., Millsboro, DE  19966.



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