June 19, 1947 - October 30, 2020
FLORIST NOTE: PLEASE DELIVER ALL ARRANGEMENTS BY 3PM MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2020 TO OUR BRIDGEVILLE LOCATION. Garland "Jay" Lawson Hornsby Jr., age 73 of Bridgeville, DE, passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020 at Delaware Hospice Center. He was born on June 19, 1947 in Salisbury, MD, son of the late Garland Lawson Hornsby and Loretta Lee Dykes. Mr. Hornsby honorably served in the US Navy aboard the USS Saratoga and the USS Hancock during the Vietnam War. He had a lifelong career working for DuPont at the nylon plant in Seaford, DE, retiring as the Safety Manager after more than 41 dedicated years. Following retirement, Mr. Hornsby worked for several years as a parts delivery driver for Manlove Auto Parts in Georgetown, DE. He was a past Commander of the VFW 4961 in Seaford, DE and the American Legion in Laurel, DE. Mr. Hornsby was an avid drag racer and enjoyed coaching and working with the pit crew for his son, who followed in his racing footsteps. His happy spot was at the track, and he loved spending time there with his "racing family". Mr. Hornsby is survived by his beloved wife, Sherion W. Hornsby of Bridgeville, DE; his sons: David Hornsby (Denise) of Delmar, DE, Kevin Hornsby (Rebecca) of Greenwood, DE, and Keith Hornsby of Seaford, DE; his daughter, Cathy Hodges (Steve) of Bristol, PA; his step-daughter, Quincy O'Mahony (Mike) of Ranger, GA. his sisters: Sylvia Rolinson of Laurel, DE, and Dolores Palmer (Preston) of Laurel, DE; his grandchildren: John Hodges, Chris Hodges, Landon O'Mahony, Ryleigh O'Mahony; and his furry companions: Fox and Topper. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM, at First Baptist Church, 10016 Concord Road, Seaford, DE, where friends may visit beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment will immediately follow at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way, Millsboro, DE. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Mr. Hornsby's memory to the First Baptist Church of Seaford, 10016 Concord Road, Seaford, DE 19973. Please sign the online guestbook located on the tribute page. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, masks must be worn and social distancing protocols must be observed by all participating in any aspect of the funeral services.
FLORIST NOTE: PLEASE DELIVER ALL ARRANGEMENTS BY 3PM MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2020 TO OUR BRIDGEVILLE LOCATION. Garland "Jay" Lawson Hornsby Jr., age 73 of Bridgeville, DE, passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020 at Delaware Hospice Center. He was... View Obituary & Service Information
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