September 5, 1926 - May 11, 2021
In loving memory of Roland E. Marker, Sr. Roland E. Marker Sr., age 94 of Seaford, DE, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born at Milford Hospital, son of the late Harvey and Gertrude (Short) Marker. Roland was a proud veteran, having honorably served in the United States Army from 1944 until 1946. He also served in the Korean war. Roland retired from the Laurel, DE school district in 1992. Roland was a hardworking man all his life. He loved being outside cutting his grass and took a lot of pride in his home and yard. Roland really loved cooking for his beloved wife, Betty. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his beautiful wife, Betty Marker (Messick); his son, Preston S. Hope; his grandson, Roland E. Marker lll (Buddy); his 2 sisters: Elizabeth Meredeth and Helen Webb; and his brother - in - law Walter Leipold. Roland is survived by his 2 sons: Roland E. Marker Jr. (Sonny), and Charles E. Marker (Butch); his 2 daughters: Debbie Pusey, and Shirley Henry; his grandchildren: Billy Layfield, Johnny Littleton, Laurie Bayliss, Jodi Hope, Shayne Marker, Charles Marker, and Kellie Marker; his 5 great grandchildren: JT Littleton, Shelby Layfield, Caitlin Littleton, Ayden Layfield, and Brandon Marker; his sister Pat Donnelly (Mike); and his sister-in-law, Pat Leipold. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at Watson-Yates Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 609 E. King St., Seaford, DE 19973, Viewing will be 10:00 - 11:00 AM, Service will begin at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow the services at Blades Cemetery, Blades, DE. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing protocols must be observed, and masks must be worn by everyone participating in any aspect of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Roland's memory to the Alzheimer's Association at www.act.alz.org, or a charity of your choice. Please sign the virtual guestbook located on the tribute page.
In loving memory of Roland E. Marker, Sr. Roland E. Marker Sr., age 94 of Seaford, DE, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born at Milford Hospital, son of the late Harvey and Gertrude (Short)... View Obituary & Service Information
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