Jewel Preston Revel, 79

Jewel Preston Revel, 79, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at his home on July 9, 2017. He was born Aug. 25, 1937, in Millsboro, to the late Wilford William Revell and Addie Hester Littleton Revell.

Revel had worked most of his life as a general labor worker and painter, doing maintenance work and painting. He stayed on and maintained the family farm all of his life. He served in the Delaware National Guard and was honorably discharged.

Revel was well-known, talkative and a fixture in town, known for walking all over the place and his habit of sitting in his beloved white Dodge truck. He liked horse racing. He loved his family, but also valued solitude. He was a real character familiar to most Millsboro natives.

Revel was preceded in death by one daughter, Star Van Gorres. He is survived by his three children, Ruby Revel-Williamson of Greenwood, Del., Ricky Revel of Georgetown, Del., and Ray Revel of Georgetown; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his close friend of 25 years, Elsie.

A graveside service was scheduled for July 17, 2017, at Millsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorial contributions to help offset medical and funeral expenses. Condolences may be sent online at