May 10, 1951 - March 31, 2018
Francis Burton LeCates, Sr., age 66, of Laurel, passed away on March 31, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. Born in Laurel, he is the son of the late Roy Lee LeCates and Georgia Anna Parsons LeCates of Laurel. Burton was a retired electrician with Perdue Farms, where he had worked for 28 years. In his youth, he had a "68" Chevelle that he loved to drag race. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, dirt track racing, all motorsports, and camping. He was a very loving and supportive husband, father, and grandfather. You could always depend on him to care for himself last and his family first. Burton always enjoyed attending his son's sporting events, and you could find him following Joshua while he was playing baseball and Burt while wrestling in high school. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Nancy Short LeCates of Laurel. His sons; Burt LeCates, Jr. and his wife Tammy of Greenwood, and Joshua LeCates and his wife Maria of Millsboro, his daughter Rhonda Peterson and her husband David of Laurel, brothers; Everett LeCates, Mike LeCates and his wife Karen, sisters; Beverly LeCates and her husband Richard, and Gayle Adkins and her husband Mark. Grandchildren; D.J. Peterson, Jr., Beth Hubbard, Danny Peterson, Kyler LeCates, Tanner LeCates, Colton LeCates, and Sawyer LeCates, great-grandchildren; Andrew Peterson, Rosa Peterson, Landon Hubbard, Harper Hubbard, Arianah Hinton, Sarah Peterson, Bella Peterson, RiLynn LeCates, and Bailey LeCates. Several nieces and nephews also survive him. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018, at 1:00 pm at Crossroad Community Church, 20684 State Forest Road, Georgetown, Delaware 19947. A visitation will be held from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm at the church. Pastor Marvin Jones will officiate. Interment will be held privately. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hsdfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel, Delaware.
Francis Burton LeCates, Sr., age 66, of Laurel, passed away on March 31, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. Born in Laurel, he is the son of the late Roy Lee LeCates and Georgia Anna Parsons LeCates... View Obituary & Service Information
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