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Tuckasegee Wesleyan Church
Sunday June 10th, 2018

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James Raymond Delk

James Raymond "Jim" Delk, 75, of Tuckasegee, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018. Jim was born in the Railroad Hospital in St. Augustine, Florida to the late Royce and Mary Delk. A U.S. Army veteran, he grew up in New Smyrna Beach, Florida and graduated from Stetson University with a degree in Management Marketing. He retired as Regional Sales Manager in Florida with Packaging Corporation of America. After retiring to his home in Tuckasegee, he authored "God, Creation, and the Dinosaurs" and was a member of Tuckasegee Wesleyan Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, an awesome Grandpa, and he loved the Lord. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by three of his brothers: Johnny, Barry and Andy Delk. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Sherri Delk Son- Jamie Delk (Kathryn) of Waco, TX Daughters- Kathleen Koon (Scott) of Franklin, TN, Ashly Hutton (Michael) of Landrum, SC 7 Grandchildren- Brenden, Kaitlyn, and Carson Koon; Sarah, Rachel, and Joshua Delk; Nevaeh Hutton Brother- Todd Davies of Florida; and a sister - Gloria Dearborn of South Carolina Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, June 10 at Tuckasegee Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Jeff Powell officiating. The family will be receiving friends Saturday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Appalachian Funeral Services. . .

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I recently visited Jim and Sherri in their NC cabin. We sat in the cabin, often late at night, talking and laughing and sharing wonderful memories from the past. Jim could always make you laugh and at the same time make you feel comfortable, important and loved. He was a man of great faith, he loved the lord and his family and touched the lives of everyone around him, rather it was family a friend or an acquaintance. Jim was a great brother and mentor to me and he will sorely be missed, but always remembered and cherished in my heart. He was a gracious, loving and generous man. I love you brother Jim. You will have a place in heaven and always in my heart.

Todd Jun 8 2018 12:00 AM

My most sincere sympathy and prayers to the family. Has been several years since I spoke with Jim. I have many fond memories of the times we sat on his front porch while I spent time in New Smyrna Beach. He was honest, sincere, and comical. Jim is at peace; another Angel is watching over all. Marcia McMahon Step-Sister

Marcia McMahon Jun 7 2018 12:00 AM

I have great memories of Jim. What a storyteller! He would get us laughing until we cried. My sincerest condolences to his family. Another bright star is added to the heavens and a blessed angel to watch over us.

Scott OBrien Jun 7 2018 12:00 AM

Chip and I are so sorry for the loss of Jimmy he was a special cousin and a very special man. We will miss him always

Chip and Lisa Solms Jun 6 2018 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear about Jimmy. Even though we didnt see each other a lot, yall are always in our thoughts. We are praying for your comfort and understanding during this time. May Gods love wrap around each of you, giving you the peace that you will see him again one day. Im sure all his family was there to welcome him to his heavenly home, including my Dad. He loved Jimmy so much, and so did we. Love you all. Sandy and David Meares Jeremy and Leslie Meares and family Jenna and Chris Raymond and family

Sandy Meares Jun 6 2018 12:00 AM

Jim my friend - we had so many High School days of fun and frolic. We started our friendship as soon as I arrived in NSB -- our motorcycle adventures, our many friends (our gang), and so many things we did. Our days at Daytona Beach Junior collage and our work days at Howard Johnson, are forever memories. My prayers, thoughts and blessings go out to your family and friends. Love you. Gary

Gary & Carol Bruehler Jun 6 2018 12:00 AM

We never forget our childhood friends we grew up with. We grew up in the best of times & the wonderful memories never fade. Your parents were wonderful people & always so good to us kids. Your Mom made the best cookies ever. RIP Jimmy. Haven't seen you in years but will see you in Heaven on day. Sincere condolences to all your family. Love, Sissy

Jeanine Bennett Nolen (Sissy) Jun 5 2018 12:00 AM

All my love and hugs and prayers for you all . Jim was an awesome man and I was privileged to call him my friend . All who knew him were truly blessed.

Carla Estridge Jun 4 2018 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to the Delk and Koon families and all of the friends of Jim. He was a great friend and will be missed greatly.

John and Karan Smith Jun 4 2018 12:00 AM

Lesten Douberley Jun 4 2018 12:00 AM

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