DAWS—Linville E. "Len" of West Deptford went to be home with the Lord on June 27, 2012 after battling many years of illness.
A strong willed, gentle and Patriotic man, Len was devoted to his family and to his country. He was an easy going person, who had a great sense of humor and was liked by all who knew him. Born in Naomi, Kentucky, Len was raised on and learned the family farm and carpentry. He proudly carried those talents throughout his life. Len proudly served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. His service brought him to Verga to protect the then Texaco Refinery, the first outfit to serve this task. While there he caught the eye of Josephine "Sandy" Idler from National Park. After discharge, he returned to marry his sweetheart and spent 56 years of wedded years together. For fourteen years, Len remained in the US Army Reserves, always on call to be called into action. Prior to retirement, Len worked as a supervisor for Pennship/Sunship, Chester, PA for over 30 years. He proudly worked on the USS Kittyhawk. He worked various jobs following retirement, including park ranger in West Deptford. Whether it was camping, fishing, crabbing, hunting or gardening, Len was the happiest when spending time with his family. He enjoyed Country and Gospel Music and John Wayne Movies. Len's family was the center of his life; he loved his children and grandchildren and was proud of all of their accomplishments. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
He is the beloved husband of Josephine M. "Sandy" Daws
(nee Idler); devoted father of Len E
and his wife Sharon of West Deptford, Kathy Daws-Lawrence and her husband Jim of Richwood and Karen Templeton and her husband Rick of West Deptford; loving grandfather of Amanda, Stephen, Jessica and Michael Daws
and Kathlyn and Jamie Lawrence and Ricky Templeton; loving son of the late Wolford and Alma (Nee McDaniel) Daws; dear brother of Fayrene Shepperd of IN, Verlene Hansford, Imogene Dunkin (Arnold), Ruby Parks, Linda Lou Spaw, Wanda Sue Blevins (Carroll) all of KY and dear brother of the late Magolia Burton, Lounette Farmer, Luid, Frank and Marvin Daws; special godfather of Bonnie Riegg (nee Rafferty); special family friends of Blanche and Bobby Hunsberger; also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing 11 AM and Farewell Service 1 PM Saturday in the McGuinness Funeral Home, 34 Hunter St., Woodbury. Interment Eglington Cemetery Clarksboro. Memorial contributions may be made to: Parkinsons Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, NY, NY 10018 or American Diabetes Association, PO BOX 7023, Merrifield, VA, 22116-7023. Tributes and memories may be shared by clicking the: "Share a memory" link.