Charles L. ‘Buddy’ Truitt II, 48

Charles L. “Buddy” Truitt II, 48, of Georgetown, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

Truitt was born in Lewes on Oct. 16, 1958, to the late Charles L. and Mildred Elizabeth (Stubbs) Truitt. He was a master carpenter for Ronald M. Coffin Contractors in Millsboro for 21 years. He was a devoted family man and loved working with his hands. He enjoyed building, fishing and gardening. Truitt also loved NASCAR and was a diehard Jeff Gordon fan.

He is survived by his loving wife, to whom he would have been married for 28 years on Jan. 12, Ethel M. “Julie” (Lathbury) Truitt; a son Charles L. “Chuck” Truitt III; three daughters, Tabitha Dawn Truitt, Carrie L. Truitt and Rachel Faye Griffith; a future daughter-in-law, Samantha Lewis; a step-brother, Franklin Stubbs; and six grandchildren, Zachary Lecates, Alexis Truitt, Noah Truitt, Kendra Toomey, Konnor Truitt and Lucas Truitt.

Funeral services were scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at noon in the Frankford Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Thatcher St., Frankford, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Interment will be held in St. George’s Cemetery in Clarksville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in his name to the Truitt Family Trust Fund c/o Wilmington Trust Company, PO Box 666, Millsboro, DE 19966.