Sam Houston Showell, Jr., age 89, died Thursday August 1, 2013 at his home at White House Beach in Millsboro, De. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa , he was the son of the late Sam Houston Showell, Sr., and Imogene Ittel Showell.
He was preceded in death by his wife Linda Banks Showell in 2010. He is survived by three sons; Robert Banks Showell and his wife Janice of White House Beach, David Forest Showell of Lewes and Mark Alan Showell of Rehoboth Beach, De. There are three grandchildren; Heather Campbell and her husband Keith of White House Beach, Millsboro, Erin K. Showell of Houston, Texas and Sam “Trey” Showell III of White House Beach, Millsboro, De. There is one great grandson, Blake Showell Campbell. Also surviving are his brothers John R. Showell and his wife Louise of Lewes, De, and William H. Showell and his wife Hilda of White House Beach, De. There are numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother David I. Showell in 1929.
Mr. Showell was a World War II United States Navy veteran. He was the former president of White House Beach and still served on the Board of Directors. He had also served on the Board of Directors for Wilmington Trust Bank Corporation. He was an enthusiastic commercial pilot owning and flying numerous planes and was an active boatsman. He was a member of Sussex American Legion Post #28. He was also a Master Mason of the Franklin Lodge #12 in Georgetown, De. as well a member of The Tall Cedars of Lebanon in Milford, De, and a 32nd Degree Mason.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. George’s Chapel, 20274 Beaver Dam Road, Rt. 23, Harbeson, De., 19951. Friends may call from 10-11:00 a.m. before the service. Interment with military honors will follow in St. George’s Chapel Churchyard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vitas Hospice Care, 1016 N. Walnut St., Walnut Professional Center, Milford, De., 19963 or to St. George’s Chapel Cemetery Fund, 20274 Beaver Dam Rd. Rt. 23, Harbeson, De., 19951. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com