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Bruce Delk

December 1, 1930 — May 9, 2020

Mr. Bruce Delk, 89, of Homerville, Georgia, peacefully passed away in the early hours of May 9th, 2020 at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, Georgia, with his wife of 55 years and his surviving 3 children at his bedside. Mr. Delk came into this world on December 1, 1930 as the strong, 12 pound, first-born child of George Flem Delk and Fannie Vining Delk in Homerville, Georgia. He was named after the doctor and had no middle name. Bruce had a mischievous personality, a sharp wit, and could be pretty humorous throughout his life. Although he had little formal education, he was very smart in ways that surpassed a college education. Some of the various occupations that enabled Mr. Delk to broaden his experiences were: farming, working tobacco in Canada, helping to build the Louisiana oil pipeline, cutting cross ties during the early days of the Okefenokee Swamp, bridge building, pulp wooding, and even working as a police officer. Mr. Delk’s last employment was at Standard Container in Homerville, from where his wife retired. Mr. Delk had several interests. He enjoyed farming and was a frequent winner of the “largest watermelon” contest. He was a great mechanic, although that was not his profession. He once used his shoestring to fix a tie rod to be able to drive the car home. Bruce was really good at working with his hands. He and his wife were known for the delicious grapes they grew and sold from their house. In his grapes, and in everything else, he was fastidious about cleanliness and neatness. His tools were never out of place; his clothes, vehicles, and home were always immaculate. Mr. Delk was a bluegrass music fan before bluegrass was “cool.” And, until his health prevented it, he loved to go fishing. He’d take his elderly neighbor, Mr. Tally, to enjoy the day or go lend support for another neighbor’s, Jody Steedley, scuba diving. Being out in nature was a favorite pastime. Bruce also kept up with the news, and could easily and intelligently converse with anyone about U.S. and world-wide politics. Besides his parents, Mr. Delk was preceded in death by his first wife, Lourania Wright Delk, his sister, Myrtle Delk Moore Adams, a son, Roy George Delk, and a daughter, Sherrie Delk Corbitt. Mr. Delk is survived by his devoted wife: Edith Nell Cason Delk; a son: Gary Delk (Linda) of Cogdell; a daughter: Donna Sue Naramore (Wayne) of Blakely; a daughter: Pamela Farr (George) of Blackshear; 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 2 great, great grandchildren; two sisters: Leola Delk Hanson, Panama City, FL and Mary Delk Nobles, St. Stephen, SC; a brother: Paul L. Delk, Panama City, FL. Graveside services were held, Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 at Pine Forest Cemetery, Homerville, at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Bruce Delk, to Trinity Baptist Church, 261 Woodlake Drive, Homerville, Ga. A video tribute of Mr. Delk is available for viewing. Roundtree Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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