Obituary of Mr. Samuel James Sockriter, Jr.
Mr. Samuel James Sockriter, Jr. of Ellendale, DE passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021 in the care of Delaware Hospice and his family. He was 55 years old.
Sam was born on March 31, 1966 in Milford to the late Samuel J. Sockriter Sr. and Alice Sockriter who survives him.
He worked for Perdue Farms as a Refrigeration Superintendent until his illness would not allow him to work. Sam enjoyed racing of all kinds especially dirt track racing. He was a good mechanic and could fix anything. He was always willing to lend a hand when someone needed help. Sam was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who will be dearly missed.
In addition to his mother, Sam is survived by his wife of 37 years Christine Sockriter of Ellendale, DE; five sons and their children: Jamie Sockriter (Katie) of Lewes, DE and three children Christopher, Dylan and Bella; Christopher Sockriter (Megan) of Ellendale and two children Cameron and Chase; Sammy Sockriter (Shelby) and two children Makenna and Keiran; Joseph Sockriter of Ellendale and his daughter Alexis and Shane Sockriter (Toniann) of Milton, DE and their son Hudson. He also leaves behind a brother Robert and four sisters, Elaine, Diane, Linda and Teresa as well as his beloved Great Dane “Apollo”.
A celebration of life will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the Millsboro Fire Hall,109 E. State Street, Millsboro, DE 19966. Due to restrictions surrounding Covid 19, Masks and social distancing will be required.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in Sam’s memory to Bayhealth Cancer Center, 100 Wellness Way, Milford, DE 19963.
Arrangements provided by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
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Bayhealth Cancer Center
100 Wellness Way, Milford DE 19963