GREENVILLE - James R. "Jim" Delk, 71, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Dec. 8, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Nov. 18, 1941, in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Forrest and Ruby (Kreider) Delk.
Jim is survived by his wife of 49 years Lois (Eubank) Delk of Greenville, Ohio, whom he married on Nov. 9, 1963; son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Teresa Delk of Arcanum, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Mike Dirksen of Union City, Ohio; grandchildren, Heather Dirksen, Leslie Dirksen, Cody Dirksen and Ryan Delk; brothers, Lenvall H. Delk of Castine, Ohio, Robert E. Delk of Pitsburg, Ohio, Doyle D. Delk of Greenville, and Kenneth R. Delk of Rossburg, Ohio; sisters, Vera I. Beisner of Greenville, Janice L. Shields of Eldorado, Ohio, Marilyn L. Myers of Greenville, and Doris J. Osborne of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Carroll E. Delk.
Jim loved camping, playing cards, and most of all loved his grandchildren. He enjoyed playing games with his grandchildren and watching them play their sporting events.
There will be a service held on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Dr. Fred Bernhard officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Ft. Jefferson, Ohio.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the
or American Diabetes Association.Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com