James Bruce Loomis Sr., 78


James Bruce Loomis Sr., 78, of Georgetown, Del., passed away in the care of the Delaware Hospice Center on Oct. 22, 2016. He was born July 14, 1938, in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., to the late William Everett Loomis and Florence Naomi Bowers Loomis.

Loomis worked for, and retired as an inspector for, the USDA. He was a committed Christian man who was an outgoing and very social person, who enjoyed talking to everyone. Loomis was devoted to his family and was especially fond of his grandchildren. He was a member of the Lions Club and the Woodworker’s Club, and an associate member of FOP Lodge 2.

He also loved antique cars and enjoyed driving the back roads and stopping out for lunch. He travelled and palled around with his best friend, Woody Honaker, a wonderful fellow Christian friend, who looked out for him.

In addition to his parents, Loomis was also preceded in death by his siblings, Roby, Gerald, Don, Bill, Margaret and Ruth Loomis. Loomis is survived by his four children, James B. Loomis Jr. of Selbyville, Del., Robert E. Loomis and his wife, Mary, of Churchville, Md., Dale E. Loomis of Jacksonville, Fla., and Leane L Miles of Pocomoke City, Md.; a sister, Barbara Riggle of Mt. Pleasant; nine grandchildren, J.B. Loomis III, Jordie Loomis, Diane Kurek and her husband, Nathan, Lily Loomis, Andrew Loomis, Dylan Loomis, Sarah Rupp, and Ashley and Ella Miles; five great-grandchildren, Jake and Levi Kurek, and Floyd, Ava and Esme Rupp.

A funeral service was scheduled for Oct. 24, 2016, at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, Del., officiated by the Rev. David Monroe. Interment was to be private, at the Harford Memorial Park in Bel Air, Md. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the Zoar United Methodist Church; 24463 Gravel Hill Rd.; Millsboro, DE 19966; or to Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.