Henry Eugene Delk, Sr., 78, of Sleytown, SC, also known as “Pappy,” passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.
Born in Barnwell County, SC, he was the son of the late Lewis Weston Delk and Iris Mozelle Sanders Delk and was married to Mary Annette Creech Delk. He was a life-long member of Double Pond Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for many years. He retired after 34 years as District Manager of Edisto Electric Co-Op’s Barnwell office, was a member of the Hilda Masonic Lodge #426, and was a former Magistrate Judge. Henry was well known for his gardening skills, excellent cooking, and love for his Clemson Tigers. He was a charter member of the Sleytown Supper Club and enjoyed a lifetime of fishing with his best buddies. During retirement, Henry and Annette enjoyed traveling with the Young at Heart from the First Baptist Church of Barnwell, and attending the Willing Hearts at Friendship Baptist Church as well as The Joy Club at Reedy Branch Baptist Church.
Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Annette Delk; his children Sherry (Don) Moore of Barnwell, SC, Rhonda (Bill) Lawrence of Lexington, SC, and Henry Eugene (Kelly) Delk, Jr. of Lexington, SC; grandchildren Kitt (Anna) Moore, Mary Weston Lawrence, Lillian Lawrence, Elli Delk, Katherine Delk and Sarah Parker Delk; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as other family members and special friends who he dearly loved. In addition, he leaves behind his beloved dog, PJ. He was preceded in death by his sister, Louise Delk Lott, and brothers, Lewis Delk and Glenn Delk.
A graveside funeral service will be held at eleven o’clock a.m., Friday, January 15, 2021 at the Double Pond Baptist Church Cemetery with Masonic Rites accorded. The Reverend Dr. Thomas Terry and the Reverend Donnie Delk will be officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Double Pond Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 357 Double Pond Road, Blackville, SC 29817.
Due to the current pandemic and the CDC regulations, social distancing and other guidelines will be in place; facemasks are requested. The service will be live-streamed on our Official Folk Funeral Home - Live Stream Facebook page for those unable to attend.
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