Jerry Thomas Delap
July 28, 1937 -
August 6, 2018

Visitation

August 8, 2018
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Service 

August 9, 2018
11:00 AM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. Jerry Thomas Delap, age 81, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 11 AM on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Lincoln Cemetery.

Mr. Delap was born on July 28, 1937 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Melvin Martin and Doris Howell Delap. He was previously co-owner of MM Delap and Sons Gin and Farm Center and presently employed by Elora Gin and Warehouse. He was a member of the Howell Hill Church of Christ. Mr. Delap passed away on August 6, 2018 at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Pitts Delap; son, Randy (Andrea) Delap of Fayetteville, TN; daughter, Kay Delap Eason of Fayetteville, TN; grandchildren, Eli, Sam, and Evan Eason; step-children, Lana (Ricky) Decker and Lisa (Greg) Eaton all of Fayetteville, TN; step-grandchildren, Hannah and Connor Eaton and Luke Decker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Pat Eslick Delap, and brother, Charles M. Delap.

Visitation with the family will be held at 4 PM until 7 PM on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Delap.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Howell Hill Church of Christ Building Fund at 521 Corders Crossroads Rd, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Video Services

41 Comments

  1. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    I did not know Jerry Delap but I do know if he was the Father of Randy Delap he had to be a very fine man. Randy, Andrea, Kay, and Boys I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. You are all in my prayers at this time.
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn and family

    Reply
  2. Ola Archer

    Sending my deepest sympathies to the entire Delap family. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
    Ola M. Archet

    Reply
  3. Ronnie Thomas

    Randy, Kay, and the entire Delap Family. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Jerry Delap. You will all be in my Thoughts and Prayers. If there is anything you were to need from me, please don’t hesitate to call on me. May God Continue To Be With As Well As Bless You All , As l Know He Will. Mr. Jerry will Truly Be Missed By All Of Us Who Knew Him, As Well As Loved Him. He Will Always Have A Special Place In My Heart. His Legacy Will Continue To Live On.

    Reply
  4. Teri Pitts

    Sharing in your sadness and praying for healing, peace, and comfort.
    With caring thoughts,
    Teri Marty Pitts

    Reply
  5. Freda Bee

    Randy and Kay so sorry for your loss. Your father was a wonderful person and will be missed by many. Praying for your family. With love for all.

    Reply
  6. Rhonda Jeans

    Randy- You are in our thoughts and prayers. So very sorry for you loss.
    Johnny’s office ladies are all praying for you our sweet friend.

    Reply
  7. Kip Hicks and family

    Randy,
    He was a staple of the community (as are you).
    Condolences, thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  8. Brenda Wright-Marty and husband Phil

    Randy sorry to here about your dad enjoyed knowing him for many years you will be in our prayers.

    Reply
  9. Regina & Martha Shelton

    To:Delap Family,
    We are thinking of you during this difficult time.

    Reply
  10. Kay Brewer

    Was out of town. So sorry. Randy

    Reply
  11. Judy McLeod

    Kay and Randy,
    I simply do not have the words, you and your family were such a big part of my teen years. I have such fond memories of working with at M.M. Delap & Sons. It was truly an experience that not too many people have. Know that as God holds you in His arms, I hold you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  12. Glenn Wallace

    Condolences to Jerry’s family. Jerry meant a lot to our Class of 1955. My Aunt Mora Bradley worked for the Delap family, & always spoke well of them. God bless and comfort all of you. ?

    Reply
  13. Jimmy & Judy Moore

    We would like to send our condolences to the entire Delap Family. Our most sincere prayers & thoughts are with each one of you. May God’s Greatest Blessings be upon each one & may He comfort you in this time of grieving.

    Reply
  14. Shelli Howard

    Such a wonderful man…. he was family to all of our family. We are beyond words, sorry.

    Shelli Howard and family

    Reply
  15. Robert and Elizabeth Stough

    Randy, Andrea and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. It is very hard to lose a parent, so we are sending prayers of comfort and healing for you and your family. Psalms 147:3

    Reply
  16. Danny Medlen

    Kay, Randy and family, Mr .Jerrys passing was just brought to my attention. I am so glad I made the decision to stop by and visit a couple of weeks ago. My heart breaks at the news. You all will be in my and my families prayers that God will comfort and support you in this most difficult of times! Knowing Mr Jerry although for just a short period of time was a blessing !!!!!

    Reply
  17. Bob Graham

    Mr. Jerry Delap was a good man. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Reply
  18. TaNika Scott-Dangerfield

    Ms Kay, I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you & your family in this time of need. I will keep you all in my prayers.

    Reply
  19. Bryan Kennedy

    Great guy. To all the family I am very sorry about your loss.

    Reply
  20. Ruthie Jeans

    So sorry to hear of Mr. Jerry’s passing. My Dad (Joe Vann) thought so much of him and enjoyed working at the gin with him. Love and prayers to the entire family.

    Reply
  21. Jackson Family

    We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost. In your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
    Isaiah 25:8

    Reply
  22. Debbie Gentry Miahnahri

    Randy,
    So sorry to hear the passing of your Dad, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  23. Oneita & Jimmy Wolaver

    Judy, Randy, Kay, and family we are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Jerry will be sadly missed. Daddy thought a lot of Mr. Jerry. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

    Reply
  24. Van quick

    Deepest sympathy to all of Jerry”s loved ones.
    He was truly a good man. I worked for him my senior year of high school and after I graduated. He was always good to me. His kindness will never be forgotten. Prayers for comfort for the family today and in the days to come.

    Reply
  25. Danny Beasley

    Fond memories of Jerry. He had such a wonderful heart for family, farm, faith, and friends. Our prayers are with the family.

    Reply
  26. Norma Bolander

    To Judy and the Family, We so sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace and comfort during this very sad time. Norma & Wiley Bolander

    Reply
  27. Alice Holman Ahrens

    The loss of our classmate, Jerry, is difficult for all of us who enjoyed his presence throughout our school years. Obviously, his example was to never give up. May God bless him and give his family strength and comfort now, and in the days ahead.

    Reply
  28. Sherry Abboud

    I am terribly sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  29. Marcie Hoots

    Randy, Andrea, and Kay,
    I’’m so sorry to hear this sad news. Please know you and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers today and in the days to come.

    Reply
  30. Roy A. Moyers, Jr.

    Sorry to hear of Jerry passing away. I never met Jerry but was a very close friend of Carl Delap, Jr.
    for many years as we grew up. My Prayers are with his family. Roy A. Moyers, Jr.

    Reply
  31. Debbie Morris

    To the family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Mr. Jerry personally but my husband Rodney and my Mom, Mora, worked with him at the gin. They both thought he was such a great man. Praying for you all.

    Reply
  32. Tim & Lori Hall

    He was my mentor. He was the glue that held us together. He was one great man of God. I am so thankful I got to know him, to eat meals with him, to sit in his house and visit with him. My whole family loved him and we will miss him dearly. Judy, Randy, Kay…he served God will all he had and he left us that example. I will NEVER forget this man!

    Reply
  33. Terry and Jerry McGehee

    Randy, Andrea and family, We are so sorry to learn of the loss of Mr. Jerry. Know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Terry and Jerry McGehee

    Reply
  34. Robin Shelton

    Oh my friends, I’m so sad. Jerry and I had a special friendship. Just as I told him many times; “If you need me, I’ll be there”. He always replied with, “I know you will”. I hope you all know I will too. I’m so happy he came by last week. I’ll miss him so much.

    Reply
  35. Odessa Dangerfield

    I am so very sorry for your loss. He was always such a sweet, friendly man. May God wrap you in His comforting arms now and the days to come. I will lift you up in prayer.

    Reply
  36. Julia Stafford

    To Jerry’s family, I am so sorry for your loss..You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Judy

    Reply
  37. Judy Warren

    Judy, Randy, Kay and families
    So very sorry to see this. Jerry has been a friend to my family for as long as I can remember. Daddy thought the world Mr. Melvin, Mrs. Doris and both the “boys.” Jerry was just seven or eight when Daddy and Mother first moved to the Lincoln community and became friends of the Delap Family. Jerry has been a pillar of the Lincoln Community all his adult life and will be greatly missed!

    Reply
  38. Wanda Shelton

    Randy and Kay,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

    Reply
  39. Christie and Jon Atkins

    Randy and Kay – So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jon and Christie (Mitchell) Atkins

    Reply
  40. Jeff - Axie Barnes

    Condolences to Randy and the entire family. We are so sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Jeff and Axie Barnes

    Reply
  41. Gary & Jo Ann Thompson

    To Judy and all the family. We are so saddened at Jerry’s passing! He was not only a classmate but a very good friend. We will all miss him so very much, as will you and all the family.
    Out thoughts and prayers will be with you.
    Gary & Jo Ann Thompson

    Reply

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41 Comments

  1. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    I did not know Jerry Delap but I do know if he was the Father of Randy Delap he had to be a very fine man. Randy, Andrea, Kay, and Boys I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. You are all in my prayers at this time.
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn and family

    Reply
  2. Ola Archer

    Sending my deepest sympathies to the entire Delap family. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
    Ola M. Archet

    Reply
  3. Ronnie Thomas

    Randy, Kay, and the entire Delap Family. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Jerry Delap. You will all be in my Thoughts and Prayers. If there is anything you were to need from me, please don’t hesitate to call on me. May God Continue To Be With As Well As Bless You All , As l Know He Will. Mr. Jerry will Truly Be Missed By All Of Us Who Knew Him, As Well As Loved Him. He Will Always Have A Special Place In My Heart. His Legacy Will Continue To Live On.

    Reply
  4. Teri Pitts

    Sharing in your sadness and praying for healing, peace, and comfort.
    With caring thoughts,
    Teri Marty Pitts

    Reply
  5. Freda Bee

    Randy and Kay so sorry for your loss. Your father was a wonderful person and will be missed by many. Praying for your family. With love for all.

    Reply
  6. Rhonda Jeans

    Randy- You are in our thoughts and prayers. So very sorry for you loss.
    Johnny’s office ladies are all praying for you our sweet friend.

    Reply
  7. Kip Hicks and family

    Randy,
    He was a staple of the community (as are you).
    Condolences, thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  8. Brenda Wright-Marty and husband Phil

    Randy sorry to here about your dad enjoyed knowing him for many years you will be in our prayers.

    Reply
  9. Regina & Martha Shelton

    To:Delap Family,
    We are thinking of you during this difficult time.

    Reply
  10. Kay Brewer

    Was out of town. So sorry. Randy

    Reply
  11. Judy McLeod

    Kay and Randy,
    I simply do not have the words, you and your family were such a big part of my teen years. I have such fond memories of working with at M.M. Delap & Sons. It was truly an experience that not too many people have. Know that as God holds you in His arms, I hold you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  12. Glenn Wallace

    Condolences to Jerry’s family. Jerry meant a lot to our Class of 1955. My Aunt Mora Bradley worked for the Delap family, & always spoke well of them. God bless and comfort all of you. ?

    Reply
  13. Jimmy & Judy Moore

    We would like to send our condolences to the entire Delap Family. Our most sincere prayers & thoughts are with each one of you. May God’s Greatest Blessings be upon each one & may He comfort you in this time of grieving.

    Reply
  14. Shelli Howard

    Such a wonderful man…. he was family to all of our family. We are beyond words, sorry.

    Shelli Howard and family

    Reply
  15. Robert and Elizabeth Stough

    Randy, Andrea and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. It is very hard to lose a parent, so we are sending prayers of comfort and healing for you and your family. Psalms 147:3

    Reply
  16. Danny Medlen

    Kay, Randy and family, Mr .Jerrys passing was just brought to my attention. I am so glad I made the decision to stop by and visit a couple of weeks ago. My heart breaks at the news. You all will be in my and my families prayers that God will comfort and support you in this most difficult of times! Knowing Mr Jerry although for just a short period of time was a blessing !!!!!

    Reply
  17. Bob Graham

    Mr. Jerry Delap was a good man. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Reply
  18. TaNika Scott-Dangerfield

    Ms Kay, I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you & your family in this time of need. I will keep you all in my prayers.

    Reply
  19. Bryan Kennedy

    Great guy. To all the family I am very sorry about your loss.

    Reply
  20. Ruthie Jeans

    So sorry to hear of Mr. Jerry’s passing. My Dad (Joe Vann) thought so much of him and enjoyed working at the gin with him. Love and prayers to the entire family.

    Reply
  21. Jackson Family

    We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost. In your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
    Isaiah 25:8

    Reply
  22. Debbie Gentry Miahnahri

    Randy,
    So sorry to hear the passing of your Dad, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  23. Oneita & Jimmy Wolaver

    Judy, Randy, Kay, and family we are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Jerry will be sadly missed. Daddy thought a lot of Mr. Jerry. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

    Reply
  24. Van quick

    Deepest sympathy to all of Jerry”s loved ones.
    He was truly a good man. I worked for him my senior year of high school and after I graduated. He was always good to me. His kindness will never be forgotten. Prayers for comfort for the family today and in the days to come.

    Reply
  25. Danny Beasley

    Fond memories of Jerry. He had such a wonderful heart for family, farm, faith, and friends. Our prayers are with the family.

    Reply
  26. Norma Bolander

    To Judy and the Family, We so sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace and comfort during this very sad time. Norma & Wiley Bolander

    Reply
  27. Alice Holman Ahrens

    The loss of our classmate, Jerry, is difficult for all of us who enjoyed his presence throughout our school years. Obviously, his example was to never give up. May God bless him and give his family strength and comfort now, and in the days ahead.

    Reply
  28. Sherry Abboud

    I am terribly sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  29. Marcie Hoots

    Randy, Andrea, and Kay,
    I’’m so sorry to hear this sad news. Please know you and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers today and in the days to come.

    Reply
  30. Roy A. Moyers, Jr.

    Sorry to hear of Jerry passing away. I never met Jerry but was a very close friend of Carl Delap, Jr.
    for many years as we grew up. My Prayers are with his family. Roy A. Moyers, Jr.

    Reply
  31. Debbie Morris

    To the family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Mr. Jerry personally but my husband Rodney and my Mom, Mora, worked with him at the gin. They both thought he was such a great man. Praying for you all.

    Reply
  32. Tim & Lori Hall

    He was my mentor. He was the glue that held us together. He was one great man of God. I am so thankful I got to know him, to eat meals with him, to sit in his house and visit with him. My whole family loved him and we will miss him dearly. Judy, Randy, Kay…he served God will all he had and he left us that example. I will NEVER forget this man!

    Reply
  33. Terry and Jerry McGehee

    Randy, Andrea and family, We are so sorry to learn of the loss of Mr. Jerry. Know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Terry and Jerry McGehee

    Reply
  34. Robin Shelton

    Oh my friends, I’m so sad. Jerry and I had a special friendship. Just as I told him many times; “If you need me, I’ll be there”. He always replied with, “I know you will”. I hope you all know I will too. I’m so happy he came by last week. I’ll miss him so much.

    Reply
  35. Odessa Dangerfield

    I am so very sorry for your loss. He was always such a sweet, friendly man. May God wrap you in His comforting arms now and the days to come. I will lift you up in prayer.

    Reply
  36. Julia Stafford

    To Jerry’s family, I am so sorry for your loss..You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Judy

    Reply
  37. Judy Warren

    Judy, Randy, Kay and families
    So very sorry to see this. Jerry has been a friend to my family for as long as I can remember. Daddy thought the world Mr. Melvin, Mrs. Doris and both the “boys.” Jerry was just seven or eight when Daddy and Mother first moved to the Lincoln community and became friends of the Delap Family. Jerry has been a pillar of the Lincoln Community all his adult life and will be greatly missed!

    Reply
  38. Wanda Shelton

    Randy and Kay,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

    Reply
  39. Christie and Jon Atkins

    Randy and Kay – So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jon and Christie (Mitchell) Atkins

    Reply
  40. Jeff - Axie Barnes

    Condolences to Randy and the entire family. We are so sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Jeff and Axie Barnes

    Reply
  41. Gary & Jo Ann Thompson

    To Judy and all the family. We are so saddened at Jerry’s passing! He was not only a classmate but a very good friend. We will all miss him so very much, as will you and all the family.
    Out thoughts and prayers will be with you.
    Gary & Jo Ann Thompson

    Reply

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