Albert "Mr. Del" Delgado, 86, of Lake City, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Care Center in Lake City. He was born in Tampa, FL as the eighth of nine children to the late William Francis Delgado and Josephina Santa Cruz Delgado. Mr. Delgado retired with 27 years of service in the United States Marine Corps
at the rank of CW02 and moved his family to Columbia County in 1970. He was known as a real friend to the farmer and loved to serve his customers at Hobo Tractor in Ellisville and retired with 31 years of service. Mr. Delgado is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Branford Ward and formerly of the Lake Butler Ward. He held numerous callings within his church including his service on the Stake High Counsel for many years as a counselor to the Stake President. He loved working his farm and spending time with his family. Mr. Delgado was preceded in death by two sons, Peter Delgado in 2002 and Daniel Delgado in 2010.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mrs. Hazel Keene Delgado, Lake City; two sons, Greg Delgado (Fran) and Paul Delgado (Gayle) all of Lake City; one daughter, Lisa Delgado Cleaveland (Spencer), Melbourne, FL; one brother, Robert Delgado, Odessa, FL: two sisters, Grace Levy (Lawrence), Tampa, FL and Col. Alice J. Delgado, USA (Ret), Interlachen, FL; fifteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, February13, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Lake Butler Ward in Lake Butler. Interment will follow with military honors at Oak Grove Cemetery in Union County, FL. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening from 6-8:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Care Center at 6038 West US Hwy 90, Lake City, FL 32055. Arrangements are under the direction of GUERRY Funeral Home, Lake City. Please sign the guestbook at www.guerryfuneralhome.net