Donald Franklin Lineweaver, age 88, of Seaford, DE passed peacefully to be with his Lord and his wife on Monday, June 17, 2019.
Donald was born in Woodstock, VA to his parents, Joseph Franklin Lineweaver and Blanche Irene Kibler Lineweaver on February 20, 1931. He was the 2nd of 14 children. He grew up in Edinburg, Woodstock and Mt. Jackson areas of Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. After attending school and graduating from Tripplett High School, Mt. Jackson, VA in 1949, he soon after moved to Federalsburg, MD.
In 1950 he began his life-long career with the E. I. DuPont & Nemours Co. in Seaford and on July 30, 1950 he married Dorothy Eleanor Kagey from Mt. Jackson, VA, his wife of 47 years. The then moved to Seaford and began their family.
Donald continued his DuPont career and retired on May 1, 1985, after 35 years and 6 months of employment. He held many positions at the plant, but was proudest of his time as Sargeant in the Guard House, when he retired.
Donald was a long-time member of Christ Lutheran Church in Seaford where he served on several committees, namely the Food Shelf and making tapes of the services and delivering them to the shut-in members of the church. His pride and joy each year were his fruit trees and vegetable gardens. He loved the outdoors: gardening, hunting, fishing & crabbing. He was a strong man in his faith and in loving and caring for his immediate family as well as his extended family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife on November 19, 1997. Sisters: Audrey Trombley, Reba Lineweaver Foster, Nellie Baker, Margie Kagey and Ruth Grandstaff. Brothers: Stanley Lineweaver and Myron “Duke” Lineweaver. His mother and father-in-law, Melvin Lee and Beulah Hansberger Kagey.
He is survived by 6 children: Thomas Lineweaver, Debra Lineweaver, Cheryl Costanzo, Richard Lineweaver and Lori Dean all of Seaford, and Deanna Culley of Delmar. Also, a son-in-law, Tim Dean, who Donald thought of as a son.
Donald also leaves 6 grandchildren: Amanda Lineweaver, Daphne Lyons Coulbourn (Scott Trice), Michael Culley, Dewayne Culley, Kimberly Stewart and Jayna Lineweaver. 11 great-grandchildren: Larry (Katie), Robert (Macey) and Nicholas (Kylie) Coulbourn; Dylan, Carolina and Dakota Culley; Jay Cathcart and Caleigh and Cole Stewart; Ava and Madison Culley. 7 great-great-grandchildren: Melanie, Tommy, Albrie and Peyton Coulbourn; Allie & Hazel Coulbourn and Bailee Haldman. Brothers: Emmitt Lineweaver and Alger Lineweaver and sisters: Edna Rich, Hilda Specht, Helen Hughes and Mazie Halterman.
Funeral Services will be on Friday, June 21st at 11 AM at Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St, Seaford, where friends may call from 10 to 11. Burial will be at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Oak Grove Rd. Seaford. Rev. David F. Nuss officiating.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Donald’s memory may be made to Christ Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 315 N. Shipley St, Seaford, DE 19973. Or the Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, c/o Delores Timmons, 715 E. King St, Seaford, DE 19973.