Funeral service for Mr. James Marlon Delap, age 84, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at Vann Town Baptist Church Tuesday April 20, 2021 at 10 AM with Bro. Eddie Graves officiating. Burial will follow in Wright’s Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday from 9 AM until time of service at the church.
Marlon was born in Lincoln County on February 8, 1937 to the late Carl George and Helen Crabtree Delap. Marlon served in the US Navy and worked with the Lincoln County Sheriffs Department for 25 years, and was a truck driver for over 30 years for US Express. He was a member of the FOP, NRA, and attended the Church of Christ. Mr. Delap passed away April 16, 2021 at his residence with his loving family by his side.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years Joye Tallent Delap, daughters Shawn (Jamie) Wolaver, Julie Delap, grandchildren Angel “Toots” Blackwell, Ashley (Robert) Hoffer, Jessica Delap, Erica (Dwight) Sanders, Taylor Wolaver, Krissy Hamlin, Josh Hamlin, Lee Wolaver and Shelby Thomas, great grandchildren Dayton Wolaver, Cryson Delap, Gage Delap, RJ Hoffer and Kynlee Hoffer. Niece Pat (Lee) Heidgerken and great nephews and great niece Chris Heidgerken, Steven Heidgerken and Laura Bunn. Marlon was preceded in death by his parents, brother Carl George Delap, Jr. and niece Pam Tucker.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. James Marlon Delap.