William R. Somers Sr., 81

William R. Somers Sr., 81, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. He was born Feb. 12, 1937, in Crisfield, Md., to the late Melvin Somers and Mary Dize Somers.

Somers retired from the U.S. Army Reserves National Guard after 28 years of service. He loved auto racing, dirt track, crab derby, the Baltimore Colts, Friday-night football games at Sussex Tech and Shorebirds games. He also enjoyed the water, and was devoted to his children and friends. He liked to have a refreshing beer from time to time and also enjoyed hanging out at Rust’s Store.

Somers is survived by his wife of 57 years, Catherine Somers; children, William R. Somers Jr. and Tara Somers, both of Millsboro; two sisters, Mitzi Wheatly and Linda Abbott; and his extended family members and many friends.

A memorial service was to be held Nov. 7, 2018, at the Oak Orchard Community Church, with burial and military honors at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, both in Millsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations to help offset final expenses to Oak Orchard Community Church; 32615 Oak Orchard Rd.; Millsboro, Del., 19966. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.