Kenneth Loyd Deloach, 82, Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Charles and Bonnie Odom Deloach.
Mr. Deloach was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended George Washington University. He retired from the United States Army after 20 years of service. Following his retirement, he was employed for 14 years as a Perquiman Agent for the General Services Administration, U.S. Government.
Kenneth and Pat had lived in Woodbridge, Va., for 17 years before returning to Elizabethton. He was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church, where he had formerly served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and served in other capacities of the church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Patricia Nave Deloach; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jane and Morgan French, Houston, Texas; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Allen and Donna Deloach, Suffolk, Va.; two grandchildren, Edward Clifton French and Meredith Holly French, both of Baton Rouge, La.; and his special “Little Friend,” Madeline.
Funeral services for Mr. Deloach will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, September 27, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hendrich officiating. Music will be provided by Bill and Rita Fancher. Graveside services and interment will be private at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Tim Lyons, Hasferd Slemp, Tom Milhorn, Thomas Isaacs, Richard Fair, Benny Medearis, Jerry Stout and Jay Harms. Honorary pallbearers will be his church family. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Deloach to the “We Love Our Church,” Oak Street Baptist Church, 804 Oak St., Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Condolences to the Deloach family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.