November 23, 1942 - June 18, 2020
FLORIST NOTE: PLEASE DELIVER ALL ARRANGEMENTS BY 3PM SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2020 TO OUR LEWES LOCATION. Gayle Hocker Truitt, age 77 of Rehoboth Beach, DE, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at Advent Health East Hospital, in Orlando, FL. She was born on November 23, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of the late Wilbert E and Irene (Evans) Hocker. Gayle was a graduate of Lord Baltimore High School, Ocean View, DE, Class of 1960. She was a winter resident of Melbourne, Florida for the past 38 winters. Gayle was an avid golfer, who made 4 holes-in-one, and enjoyed playing bridge, bowling, and doing ceramics. She often planned family gatherings, cooking for those she loved, and was especially fond of holidays and celebrations and the sense of family unity these brought. Gayle was a member of the Church of Christ. She was also a member of Rehoboth Beach Country Club since 1978. Above all, Gayle cherished time with those she held most dear, and her family meant everything to her. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Truitt is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, James S. Truitt, Jr. of Rehoboth Beach, DE; her son, James S. Truitt III (Susanne) of Rehoboth Beach, DE; her daughters: Janeen T. Lovenguth of Milford, DE and Kathy T. Schlitter (Michael) of Harbeson, DE; her grandchildren: Amy G. Calhoun (Denny) of Milford, DE, Ashley S. Webb (John) of Lewes, DE, Adam C. Lovenguth (Amber) of Ellendale, DE, Matthew J. Schlitter (Erica) of Lewes, DE, Abby J. Williams (Ryan) of VA, Michael A. Schiltter Jr (Nyrel) of PA, James S. Truitt IV of Rehoboth Beach, DE, and Jorja A. Truitt of Rehoboth Beach, DE; her great-grandchildren: Brooklyn, Kinzlee, Drew, Clover, Drake, Saylor, Gage, Charlotte, Levi, Landon, Zane, Zander, and Finn; and her brothers: Gerald W. Hocker (Emily) of Ocean View, DE and Wade E. Hocker of Seaford, DE. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM, at Lewes Church of Christ, The Crossing, 15183 Coastal Highway, Milton, DE, where friends may visit beginning at 9:30 AM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Mrs. Truitt's memory to Lewes Church of Christ, The Crossing, 15183 Coastal Highway, Milton, DE 19968, or the Brevard Zoo, 8225 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940. Please sign the online guestbook located on the tribute page.
FLORIST NOTE: PLEASE DELIVER ALL ARRANGEMENTS BY 3PM SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2020 TO OUR LEWES LOCATION. Gayle Hocker Truitt, age 77 of Rehoboth Beach, DE, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at Advent Health East Hospital, in Orlando, FL. She... View Obituary & Service Information
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