John L. Hamblin, 85

John L. Hamblin, 85, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at home. He was born on Nov. 8, 1934, the son of the late Joshua Hamblin and Flossie Revel Hamblin.

Hamblin was a 1952 graduate of Millsboro High School and served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1953 to 1957. He worked at DuPont in Seaford, Del., for 39 years, retiring in 1992. Following his retirement, he worked as manager at Eastside Car Wash for 16 years.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, and served as trustee and financial secretary.

Hamblin is survived by his wife of 64 years, Josephine Rogers Hamblin; two daughters, Sharon Smith of Millsboro, and Sandy Gauding and her husband, Gerry, of Middletown, Del.; and three grandchildren, Ryan Smith of Millsboro, Matthew Gauding of Philadelphia, Pa., and Lauren Gauding of Middletown.

A funeral service was to be held Dec. 30, 2019, at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, Del., officiated by the Rev. Karen Tunnell. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace U.M. Church; P.O. Box 566; Millsboro, DE 19966. Condolences may be sent online at