Theodore R. Calhoun, Jr.

Theodore R. Calhoun, Jr. “Ted”, age 71, of Newark, DE passed away surrounded by his family on July 2, 2018.

Born in Bristol, TN, Ted was the son of the late Edith (Arnold) and Theodore Calhoun, Sr. He graduated from Christiana High School and went on to own and operate his own excavation companies. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Peggy Lynam.

Ted is survived by his wife, Arlene Calhoun of Newark, DE; his son, Christopher Calhoun (Melissa) of Newark, DE; his daughter, Jennifer Clark of Newark, DE; his grandson, Colt Calhoun; and his sister, Donna Wood (James) of Newark, DE.

A visitation will be held on Friday July 6th, 2018 from 10 AM to 11 AM, with funeral services beginning at 11 AM at the Marshallton United Methodist Church, 1105 Stanton Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Marshallton United Methodist Youth Group, at the address listed above. Online condolences may be made at 


Submitted by Norene ( Nina’s... on
Arlene, I am deeply sorry to hear about your husband Ted. May god God sblessing comfort you. Norene

Submitted by Tim and Laura Crist on
We are heart broken to lose such a good God fearing man as Ted. He was the kind of neighbor who was always there for you. If you needed a second hand to finish a project or if he knew you were working on something , he would be there to help. Ted you will be greatly missed but we know you are cured and healthy now rejoicing with our Lord. God has a faithful servant who is now truly home.

Submitted by Kathy Rowe-Spar... on
Arlene and family, As an old neighbor from Ogletown and friend of the family I hope each one of you have good memories of the husband, father, brother, grandfather Ted was. He will be missed RIP Ted, prayers and thoughts to each of his loved ones and heal their hearts from sorrow

Submitted by Alice Barker on
Ted will be greatly missed. He might has been a cousin but he was more like a brother to our family. I will never forget our PSALM 23 Healing Gardens trip. Ted's Christian faith was outstanding to the end. Praying for Arlene and the family. Alice,Tammy,Andrew

Submitted by Marva on
So sorry for the loss of such a sweet and genuine individual. Ted will be truly missed. Sending love, light and prayer to his family.

Submitted by Jeff Lee on
With deepest sympathy. So sorry to hear about Ted. Just found out Thurs evening and am working day shift today.

Submitted by Karen Mahan on
I shared so many good times with Ted, especially in our younger days. You could not find a sweeter, kinder man than he was. Always willing to listen or help out in any way he could.. He will be missed. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Submitted by Cindy Hughart on
Warren and I are so sorry for you and your family with the loss of Ted. He always had the greatest smile. We know he will be sorely missed. Know that he will be watching over all of you and he is at peace.

Submitted by Nikk on
May God comfort and strengthen you at this difficult time, Rev 21:4

Submitted by NR on
My sincerest condolences to family and friends of Mr. Calhoun. May Jehovah God continue to provide comfort during this difficult time - 2 Corinthians 1:2-4. And may God’s promise at Acts 24:15 provide comfort in knowing that there is a real hope of being reunited with your loved one in the future.

Submitted by Sissy on
My deep condolences to the Calhoun family, I was really touched by the loss of your loved one. When a precious loved one falls asleep in death, it brings to mind God’s precious son Jesus view of death. I would like to share it with you from the gift that the Most High God has given to each & everyone of us. His written word the Bible in the Book of John chapter 11 verses 11-14. Please, notice that Jesus viewed death as one Sleeping. He viewed death in such a comforting way. And, the Most High God promises that we can have the opportunity to see our loved ones again in perfect health (Psalms 83:18, Acts 24:15, & Isaiah 33:24). He even says where: Psalms 37:11 and for how long Psalms 37:29). I really hope that these promises were as comforting to you as they were to us when our daughter died and also when my precious husband of 50 years fell asleep in death. Written to you in deep sympathy, Sissy