William Edward Messing, Jr., of Wyoming, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, in Kent General Hospital. He was 80.
William was born July 3, 1939, in Pennsylvania to the late William & Maryjane(Dresden) Messing. He served proudly in the United States Marine Corp, before marrying the love of his life Marilyn with whom he spent almost 58 years before her passing in 2018.
William had a very diverse career, always working to support his family. From farming, truck driving, working on bridges, and doing upholstery for a furniture maker to name a few. He worked for AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical Company for over 25 years before retiring. In his free time he enjoyed doing yard work, and making various items for people in his wood shop.
William is survived by 4 children, William E. Messing, III & wife, Brenda, of Wyoming, DE; Melinda Goldblatt & husband, Leonard, of Townsend; Mark Messing, of Middletown and Carl Messing & wife, Rhianna, of Verbena, AL. His grandchildren & great-grandchildren, Danielle Barnes, Jacquelyn O’Neill, Marilyn O’Neill, William Messing, IV, Steven Heckerman, Charlene Heckerman, Karl Messing, Zachary Messing, Kailyn Messing, April Green, Jeannie Williams, Daimion Messing, Kali Barnes, Caleb Barnes, Mark Jarman, Jessica Jarman, Sadie Messing, Brynn Haggerty, Kole Haggerty, Ayden Heckerman, Alanna Heckerman, Landin Heckerman, Memphis Green, Maya Green, Emily Williams and Alaina Messing. He is also survived by 4 brothers, 2 sisters, 2 sister-in-laws, and many nieces & nephews across multiple states.
Viewing will be held from 6-8 pm, Tuesday, November 19, 2019, in Pippin Funeral Home, Inc., 119 West Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, DE; where Funeral Services will take place at 11am on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Rev. Dr. C.J. Ransdell, officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Cemetery, Sandtown. Condolences may be sent via: www.pippinfuneralhome.com.
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