Ernest Lee Dellinger, 71, of Ormond Beach was surrounded by his family as he slipped peacefully into his creators arms on April 5, 2014. His family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 Friday April 11, 2014 at Haigh-Black Funeral Home, 167 Vining Court, Ormond Beach followed by a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Interment with military honors will follow at Volusia Memorial Park in Ormond Beach. Ernie was born on March 12, 1943 to the late Lonnie and Annie Dellinger in Kings Mountain, NC. He grew up in Great Falls, SC. In 1960, he enlisted in the US Navy and was a member of the commissioning crew of the USS Daniel Boone SSBN 629. It was the first Polaris ballistic missile submarine in the Pacific fleet. His love of the water continued after the military and he enjoyed spending time on his boat and fishing. On Sundays he enjoyed watching NASCAR races. After retiring as an Independent Claims Adjuster, he and his wife Fran would frequently vacation in the Florida Keys. Ernie was a dedicated husband, devoted father, and loving grandfather "PopPop" to his twin granddaughters. Left behind to cherish all our years blessed by this wonderful man are his wife of 48 years, Fran; son, Eric and his wife, Melanie of Boynton Beach, FL; daughter, Beth, her husband Corey, and his twin granddaughters, Courtney and Cassidy of Ormond Beach; his only sibling, sister Barbara (Dellinger) Morgan and her husband, M.C. Morgan of Palm Coast, FL, as well as several nieces and a nephew.
Haigh-Black Funeral Home
167 Vining Court Ormond Beach, FL 32176
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Apr. 8, 2014