Paul Everett Vible, 90, a native Delawarean of Middletown and formerly of Pike Creek passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home in the presence of his loving family on Friday, March 9, 2012.
Born on May 11, 1921 in Rising Sun, DE, he was the son of the late Benton and Stella (Everett) Vible.
Paul proudly served his country during WW II with the 319th Infantry in the U.S. Army Wounded in combat he was awarded a Purple Heart. In May of 1947, he married the love of his life, the former Mary Kowal. Together they were blessed with five children.
A talented and hardworking farmer from an early age, Paul tilled acres of farm land throughout Delaware for many years. Later with his extensive knowledge of the Delaware soil, he went to work for DuPont as a landscaper. After 31 years of dedicated service he retired from a job he loved dearly.
Paul enjoyed many passions including golfing, jogging, bowling, pinnacle, volleyball and horseshoes. He especially loved attending his grandchildren’s sport activities.
He was a devoted husband, loving father, caring grandfather and dear friend to many. He will be greatly missed by the numerous lives he touched and enriched along the way.
Paul was a member of St. John the Beloved in Wilmington and in recent years attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Middletown.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Viola Knotts and Hilda Masten and five brothers, Samuel, James, Wilson, Linwood and Stanley Vible.
Paul leaves many cherished memories to his loving wife of 65 years, Mary; five children, Jackie Levy, Linda Vible, Paul Vible, Mark Vible and his wife, Richelle and Kathy Reed and her husband, Dave; seven grandchildren, Zachary and Matt Levy, Mark, Andy and Sarah Vible and Sophie and Seth Reed; a sister, Betty Leadley and her husband, Herb and a sister-in-law, Helen Vible.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, March 14 at St. John the Beloved, 907 Milltown Road in Wilmington, DE, where friends visited with his family one hour prior to Mass. Interment with full military honors followed at All Saints Cemetery in Wilmington.
Memorial contributions can be made to Delaware Hospice, Inc., 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810.
Arrangements by Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC, Middletown, DE.