William Gerald "Jerry" Minton, age 80, of Lewes, DE, formerly of Seaford died on Thursday, December 18, 2008.
born in West Union, OH, the son of the late William Clinton Minton and
Thelma Marie Lucas Minton. He graduated at the top of his class, joined
the Army and was stationed in California where he played baseball for
the Military Army League. He was Honorably Discharged on Sept. 27, 1947.
to Salisbury, MD to play ball and married his first wife, Marilyn Burke.
They were married for 20 years and had 3 children William Dean Minton
and his wife Michele, Cynthia Rae Hastings and husband Ronald, Christina
Jerry is also survived by his second wife of 37 years, Doris Waller Minton, and her children, Donald Booth Jr, Robert Booth and his wife Michelle, Shelly Booth Wolfe and Terri Lee Faison; his grandchildren, Matthew Minton, Amanda Marinov, Katherine Elizabeth Minton, Schuyler Minton, Chelsea Helena Hastings, Kristopher Dean Bowman, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jacob Ryan Huffard, Trisha Leigh Newcomer, Tracey Lee Dobson, Robert Ryan Booth, Tiffany Elizabeth Booth, Stephen Eric Wolfe, Brittany Taryn Abbott and Christopher Jerron Faison; great-grandchildren, Riya Marinov and Ashleigh Wolfe. Jerry is also survived by his brothers, Charles Minton, Billy Joe Minton, Samuel Minton and sisters, Eva Jean Young, Judy Dell Batts and Linda Sue Iglehart. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Richard Minton, William Clinton Minton Jr and Roger Minton and a sister, Edna Joyce Minton and a grandchild, Coty Lane Hastings.
Memorial Services will be on Monday, December 22 at 3 pm at St. John's United Methodist Church, Pine & Poplar Streets, Seaford.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 300 N Pine St., Seaford, DE 19973; or Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956. Arrangements by the CRANSTON FUNERAL HOME, Seaford, DE.