Harold Leon Truxon, age 92, transitioned from this life on October 16, 2023, at Hillside Nursing Home in Wilmington Delaware. Born in the little town of Thomastown, MD on February 1, 1931, Harold was the eldest child of the late Wilbert and Georgia Truxon. He was a lifelong member of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in Ellendale, DE where he served as President of the Trustee Board for more than 25 years and Delaware A.M.E. Conference Trustee. Additionally, he was a loyal supporter of his home church Allen A.M.E. Church, Thomastown, MD.
Harold was educated in the Caroline County (MD) public school system and received his diploma from Lockerman High School. After graduating from Lockerman, he attended Eckels College of Mortuary Science. Later he graduated from Delaware Technical Community College with a degree in real estate.
In addition to being a family man, Harold had the following two goals in life: to own a business and become a community activist. Harold achieved these goals during his lifetime. From 1955-1971, he owned a small business named Truxon’s Concession. Later, he started a family business, Truxon’s Restaurant which he owned and operated from 1971-1988. In 1988 he sold the business and began to focus more on community activism. Harold was a Delaware State Human Relations Commissioner for over 25 years. His greatest accomplishment as a passionate community activist was getting the sewer district into Ellendale. It took him 15 years and 43 meetings with the County, State and Federal governments, but Harold’s perseverance paid off.
When Harold envisioned his goals, he never thought that he would be awarded the 1997 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award, Milford School District Certificate of Appreciation, First State Community Action Agency Volunteer Award, Department of Public Health Recognition Award, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Award, the Minority Business Owner Merit Awardand many more.
Harold is predeceased by his parents; his wife of 65 years, Virginia; his son Barry; his brothers Weldon, Vaughn, Bosley, Donald, and Larry; and a sister, Lucretia. Harold is survived by his children, Fentress (Petra), Harold “Quincy” (Jessica), Lisa (Leonard) and Roayce; his brother Rodney; his sister Carolyn (Leon); his sister-in-law Dorothy; his grandchildren Romarus, Marneshia, Jasmine, Patrice, Tiffany, Ashley and Jeremiah and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Harold lived by the daily motto “If I can help somebody as I travel along; if I can help somebody with a word or song; if I can help somebody from doing wrong, then my living shall not be in vain.”
Lovingly Submitted, The Family