He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved spending time with his family and was loved by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ancil and Della Delk; brothers: Howard Delk, Ancil Delk Jr., and C.W. Delk; and twin sister, Georgia Mae Sitton.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Linda Croley Delk, of Georgetown; sons: Gene Delk and wife, Cheryl, of Georgetown, Tim Delk and wife, Lori, and John Delk and wife, Jodie, all of Cleveland; daughters: Teresa Allen and husband, Marvin, of Chatsworth, Ga., and Iramae Varner and husband, Jack, of Columbia, S.C.; brother, Holbert Delk and wife, Doris, of Crossville; grandchildren and their spouses: Gene Delk III and Amanda, George Brandon Delk, James Ramsey and Amber, Natasha Holmes and Whitney, Erika Johnson and Curtis, Justin Mason and Ashley, Logan Delk, Morgan Delk, Austin Delk and Peyton Delk; great-grandchildren: Kinsley, Holly, Malia, Kevin, Ashley, Makayla, Kalista, Macie, Issac, Madison, Matt, Ashley, Chandler, Charles and Nicholas; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be conducted Monday, July 25, 2011, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Cooper officiating.
A white dove release will follow the service on the front lawn of the funeral home.
His family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
You are invited to send a message of condolence and view the Delk family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.