Charles Curtis Flood, 91

Charles Curtis Flood, 91, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at home, with his family by his side. Flood was born Jan. 14, 1928, in Selbyville, Del., to the late Wilmer Flood and Mildred Davis Flood.

He and his wife were entrepreneurs, owning and operating C. Curtis Flood Building, Deb-Flo Laundromats and several other businesses before he went to work for the State of Delaware as a construction manager for the Parks & Recreation division prior to retiring.

Flood loved woodworking and tinkering on things, to the delight of his family and friends. A lemon meringue “tall pie” was his favorite dessert, but he never turned down a sweet, and cordial cherries and soft peppermints could always be found in the candy dish. He was active in serving the local community, providing a site for numerous float-buildings and always supporting school projects over the years while his children attended John M. Clayton High School/Indian River High School.

Flood was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Helen F. (Davidson) Flood, in 2009; a daughter Debbie Flood, in 1962; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Brice Flood, in 2014; and a sister, Edith F. Hudson, in 2016.

He is survived by two sons, Richard Flood and his wife, Sherril, of Muskogee, Okla., and Lloyd Flood of Snow Hill, Md.; two daughters, Terry F. Kopple and her husband, Chuck, of Harbeson, Del., and Virginia Cordrey and her husband, Mark, of Millsboro; sister, Helen Hudson and her husband, Paul, of Frankford, Del.; a brother, Ed Floodand his wife, Emma, of Dagsboro, Del.; a brother-in-law, Hershel Hudson of South Bethany, Del.; sisters-in-law Kathryn Webb of Milford, Del., and Nancy Joseph of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; seven grandchildren, Shannon Flood and her husband, Mike Nott, of Delmar, Md., Tim Flood and his wife, Sunnie, of Colleyville, Texas, Matt Flood and his wife, Kristin, of Erie, Colo., Jennifer Flood and her husband, Ric Crockett, of Ocean Pines, Md., Brad Cordrey and his wife, Tangy, of Millsboro, Brett Cordrey and his wife, Kristin, of Lewes, Del., and Eric Flood of Santa Clara, Calif.; 12 great-grandchildren Rebecca Witzke, Abigail Robertson and Zachary Robertson of Salisbury, Md., Aaron Dale Jr. and Ryan Crockett of Ocean Pines, Ethan Flood and Jacob Flood of Erie, Vivian Flood, Daniel Flood and Katie Flood of Colleyville, and Kaylyn Cordrey and Kaydyn Cordrey of Millsboro; and his cousins, numerous nieces and nephews and extended family members.

A celebration of Flood’s life was to be held Jan. 27, 2019, at Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro, Del., with Daryl Hudson officiating the service. Interment was to follow at Carey’s Cemetery in Frankford, Del.

The family extended their gratitude to the staffs of the Delaware Hospice Center and Peninsula Regional Medical Center for their attentiveness, professionalism, support and care. They thanked the Visiting Angels of Harbeson’s office staff and homecare providers for allowing him to have independence and keeping him safe in his home. They also offered a special thank-you to caregivers Delphine, Linda and all the other caregivers who filled in as needed over the years. The Meals on Wheels program was important to giving him his independence for several years, they said. “We thank all of you for your assistance with this journey in our lives.”

In lieu of flowers, the family asked for memorial donations to Meals on Wheels, c/o Long Neck Center CHEER; 26089 Long Neck Rd.; Millsboro, DE 19966, or to Delaware Hospice Center; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963. Condolences may be sent online at