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Sylva First Baptist Church
Saturday July 14th, 2018

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Delos Dexter Monteith

Delos Dexter Monteith, Jr. of Sylva, North Carolina departed this life on July 9, 2018. He was the son of the late Delos Monteith, Sr. and Louise Gribble Monteith. He is survived by his wife of thirty-three years, Karen Hensley Monteith, one brother, Kevin (Romona) Monteith, also of Sylva, and numerous nieces and nephews, including three great nieces. Delos received a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Carolina University and a Masters of Regional Planning degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He retired from Southwestern Community College where he served as the Director of Institutional Research and Planning. Delos was active in a number of civic organizations. In 2010 he was appointed the Jackson County representative to the Western North Carolina Public Lands Council by Governor Beverly Perdue. He was reappointed to this council for a second term by Governor Perdue and served until 2016. In 2015 he was appointed to the Board of the Jackson County Department of Social Services and served as Board Chair from 2016 to 2018. Delos was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hiking and fly fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He also enjoyed his annual elk hunt in the Teton region of Wyoming. A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 14 at First Baptist Church of Sylva, North Carolina, of which he was a member. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Jeff Mathis. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be at Old Field Cemetery in Sylva. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the general fund of the First Baptist Church of Sylva. .

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I am so sorry for your family's loss. I worked with Delos for many years at SCC and always respected him as an intelligent coworker as well as kind and noble man. I hope you find peace in your memories. He was a wonderful person.

Ellen Heim Jul 17 2018 12:00 AM

Karen, Kevin, and family, I was so very sorry to learn of Delos' passing! He was such an honorable man with upstanding morals/values, devoted to God and family. May you take comfort in knowing he is with His Maker and hold tight to the wonderful memories you all shared! For the "Lord is full of compassion and mercy" and will strengthen daily! God bless you all, Lisa Ashe

Lisa Ashe Jul 16 2018 12:00 AM

I hiked once with Delos, Mike, and Sue Nations. He was really easy going and I could tell how much our beloved mountains and streams meant to him. I am so sorry for you loss.

Inez Dills Jul 14 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Karen, Kevin and the rest of the family, Bob and I were terribly saddened to receive the news of Deloss death. He has been a good neighbor and a family friend for many years. He will be missed. Please let us know if we can do anything to help. With sympathy and prayers, Bob and Jan Adams

Janice Adams Jul 14 2018 12:00 AM

I am sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that these scriptures at Job 14:14,15 and Revelation 21:4 will provide some comfort for the family and friends. Also, for some comforting articles please visit jw.org.

Keith Jul 14 2018 12:00 AM

I did not know your family member that passed away in death so I send my condolences at this time. Death is a sad time, we need to put comfort in God who will help us through the tough days that lay ahead. What a joy God promise to see our loved ones again. Please visit my friends jw.org for more information on this. Have a good day.

Michael greene Jul 13 2018 12:00 AM

Delos was a wonderful person and will be missed. He was a classmate and always treated people with kindness. The family is in our prayers.

Gail and Mark Cagle Jul 13 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Delos Monteith

Gail and Mark Cagle Jul 13 2018 12:00 AM

Karen, Delos was one of the kindest and most generous people that I have ever known. He always made a person feel special when they were around him. His family and friends will deeply miss him. I am honored to be his cousin. Wes Wike

wes wike Jul 12 2018 12:00 AM

Delos was a wonderful person and a pleasure to work with. He will be missed.

Susan Fouts Jul 12 2018 12:00 AM

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