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Anthony "Ted" Theodore Messick

July 15, 1949 ~ May 9, 2022 (age 72)

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Obituary Of Mr. Anthony “Ted” Theodore Messick  

Mr. Anthony “Ted” Theodore Messick of Millsboro, DE passed away on Monday May 9, 2022, at home in the care of his family and Accent Care Hospice.  He was 72 years old.  

Ted was born on July 15, 1949, in Millsboro, DE to the late Clifford U. Messick, Sr. and Dorothy W. Burton Messick.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter Barbara Jean Messick in 1973 as well as four siblings Shirley Pettit, Clifford U. Messick, Jr., Richard Messick and Bonnie J. Messick.  

He graduated from Millsboro High School and from Vo Tech as a diesel mechanic in 1968.   Ted was a member of the Army National Guard ,Indian River Volunteer Fire Co.  and the Mid Sussex Rescue Squad.  He worked at the Sunoco Station in Lewes for many years as their head mechanic.  Ted retired from Townsends where he worked as a maintenance supervisor for 22 years.  In his spare time Ted enjoyed hunting, camping, riding his motorcycle, dancing, and fixing things.  He was known for his bigger than life personality and loved to have a good time.   He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be dearly missed.   

Ted is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Susan Messick of Millsboro, DE; two daughters Bonnie Gillett (Evan) of West Minster, MD and Kimberly Messick of Millsboro, DE, one brother Edward B. Messick (Barbara) and one sister Loretta Messick all of Millsboro, DE.  He also leaves behind two grandchildren Tony Messick of Millsboro, DE and Bethany Gillett of West Minster, MD as well as one great granddaughter Lakelyn Goodwin.    Ted is also survived by nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.  

A viewing will be held from   2:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE.  Interment will be private.  

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May 14, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Watson Funeral Home
211 S. Washington St.
Millsboro, DE 19966

Private Interment

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