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Louis B. McNatt Jr.

Louis B. McNatt Jr., formerly of Weldin Road, Wilmington, Delaware and Hallandale Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on March 18th, 2024, at 3:18 AM at his beloved farm in Townsend, DE. Louis Jr. was the son of the late Rebecca Sapp McNatt and Louis Bennett McNatt Sr. of Townsend, DE. He was predeceased by his brother Paul E. McNatt and his wife Margaret Reynolds McNatt, of Townsend, DE. Additionally, he was predeceased by baby sister, Louisa McNatt of Golts, MD.

Louis Jr. graduated in 1950 from Middletown High School and received an Associate’s Degree in Agriculture from the University of Delaware. After serving in South Korea as a cryptographer with I Corps Army Headquarters, he established L.B.McNatt Real Estate firm in 1960 and Vanguard Corporation in 1962. L.B.McNatt Real Estate served the greater Wilmington area and nearby Pennsylvania area for nearly forty-five years becoming somewhat of a legend among realtors in the New Castle County area for his success and unquenchable work ethic. Vanguard Corporation farmed nearly 400 acres in soy, corn, and wheat up until 2021 when Lou retired from farming at age 89. He was happiest when he was working the soil. Lou was a co-founder of the well-known Silver Rose Professional Dance Team which taught and performed throughout the tri-state area for nearly 10 years.

Lou is survived by his wife, June Drummond McNatt of 65 years of marriage and their son, Louis Bennett McNatt III, Esq. of Townsend, DE. He is also survived by his sister, Patricia Ann Outten (John) of Townsend, DE, his brother, Gerald McNatt (Susan) of Millsboro, DE, and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and loving dance friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donation to Bayada Hospice, 4250 Lancaster Pike, Ste 308, Wilmington, DE 19805

A private celebration of life is scheduled for May 5, 2024.

Funeral Services

A private celebration of life is scheduled for May 5, 2024.


    Carol McKnitt Heinold lit a candle and writes,
    June, I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending you hugs and prayers.
    03/22/2024 01:59 pm
    Joan M Cosens writes,
    Thoughts and prayers and hugs for you Jone and Ben. Thank you for all the dances Lou. Rest in peace my friend.
    03/23/2024 01:54 pm
    loretta steele lit a candle and writes,
    We always had so much fun at Moose Club and that was when first met you and Lou
    03/23/2024 06:25 pm
    Lynda Loytty lit a candle and writes,
    So many great memories over the years. I will miss him. Thinking of you all.
    03/24/2024 02:42 pm
    Kathryn Laffey writes,
    Ben - so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. He sounds like a wonderful man! I'm sure you will miss him, but will always hold him in your memories and heart. Kathy
    03/25/2024 11:52 am
    Rose Eastburn writes,
    I was so sorry to hear of Louis's passing. I am happy that I got to meet you both at the Moose Lodge and then again at the Millington VFW. It was always a pleasure to see you dancing. I will keep you in my prayers.
    03/25/2024 01:51 pm
    Marilu R Coccia lit a candle and writes,
    LB, I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad! You and your mom are in my thoughts and prayers!
    03/25/2024 10:28 pm
    Laurie Clark writes,
    Many happy farm memories with Lou. In the case of my parents, many real estate and horse racing memories. I know they are reuniting in heaven now. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace my friend til we meet again 🙏 Laurie
    03/26/2024 06:30 am
    Jackie Cheezum & Glenn Butler writes,
    We will sure miss Lou at Millington and watching him dance with his beautiful June. We will always remember what a wonderful friend he was to us. Please know that he will always be in your heart and ours too. Fondly, Your Dancing Fiends Glenn& Jackie
    03/30/2024 08:26 am
    Bob Beichner writes,
    June & Ben: Tricia and I are so sad to hear about Lou’s passing. Lou was always a complete gentleman and a wonderful neighbor. He will be missed. All of our love to both of you. Bob & Tricia Beichner.
    04/23/2024 03:40 pm

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