John Edward Bare Jr., 59

John Edward Bare Jr., 59, of Frankford, Del., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Lewes on Dec. 9, 1959, son of John Edward Bare Sr. and Phyllis (Smith) Bare.

Bare proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He became disabled as a result of his service but was always proud of his time in the service and becoming a member of American Legion Post 24 in Dagsboro, Del. He enjoyed spending time with his family, watching TV, playing chess, collecting coins, playing rummy, doing architectural drawings, and going out to eat with his family and friends.

Bare was preceded in death by his father, John Edward Bare Sr. He is survived by his mother, Phyllis Bare of Frankford; a brother, Lloyd Bare and his wife, Jody, also of Frankford; three nephews, Tyler, Taylor and Corey Bare; two nieces, Payton Bare and Molly Beattie; and two great-nephews, Jaxson and Remi Bare.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., with visitation at noon, on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher Street, Frankford, Del. Interment will follow at Bethesda Church Cemetery in Laurel, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the Disabled American Veterans. Condolences may be sent online at