SMITHFIELD - James Allen Delk, 82, passed away at his home, Saturday, April 19, 2014. He was the son of the late William Merritt and Emma Presson Delk. Preceded in death by his brother Louis Delk, James Allen leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 47 years, Frances R. Delk; sons, James Keith Delk, (Debbie), Elbert Blake Delk, (Elizabeth), and Christopher Allen Delk, (Jessica); sister, Jane D. Batten; grandchildren, Keith, Jr., Leslie, Jennifer, Tiffany, Garrett, Mallory, Hayley, Chandler, great grandchildren, Steven, Autumn, and Kayden. James Allen was retired after 50 years from Gwaltney/ Smithfield Foods. James Allen served our country in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of the Veterans of the Foreign War, the American Legion, and the Isle of Wight Hunt club. A service celebrating James Allen will be held Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11:00 am in Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Ivy Hill Cemetery, Smithfield, VA. The family will receive friends, Wednesday evening from 6:00 - 7:30 pm in the funeral home. Memorial Donations may be made to the Isle of Wight Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 97, Smithfield, VA 23431. The family expresses special thanks to the staff of Americare Plus, especially Brenda and also the staff of Sentara Hospice. Arrangements in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, VA
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Published in Daily Press on Apr. 22, 2014