James O. Doughten

Age 59, of Marshallton, DE passed away peacefully on December 21, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Son of the late James and Jacquelyn, Jim was proud to be born and raised in Marshallton.   Together with his wife, he owned and operated Vince’s Glass Service in Wilmington.


Jim loved riding his Harley and cruising in his 1966 Ford F100 pickup. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and telling stories about the good ol’ days.

Jim was a dedicated life member of Mill Creek Fire Company. Since 1990, he was active in many roles including Engineering, Fire Police and Board of Directors. He was also a member of the Mill Creek Santa Crew and loved bringing smiles to kids’ faces during the Christmas season.  On December 19, 2022 he was appointed the title of "Fire Police Emeritus".

Jim is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 39 years, Linda; his daughter Jamie Haley (Michael); his son James V. Doughten (Gina); and his grandchildren – the loves of his life – Chase, Cheyanne, Leah and Kinslee. He was a father figure to many and will be truly missed by all.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Vinnie Powell.

A viewing will be held Friday December 30 from 10 am -12 pm at McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington, DE 19808. A funeral service will be held at noon followed by a fireman’s procession to All Saints Cemetery.