CANTON - Vertie Delk, 75, of Canton passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
Vertie was born on July 10, 1938, to Otha and Ader (Bowden) Delk in Tennessee. He married Janice Stanford on July 19, 1958.
Vertie is survived by two daughters, Janet Delk (Jack Aylward) of Peoria, Ill., and Jada (Brad) Mosburg of Peoria, Ill.; grandson, Billy (Shelley) Mosburg of Bartonville, Ill.; granddaughter, Jena (Alex) Higdon of Peoria Heights, Ill.; one great-granddaughter, Jessica Mosburg; sister, Nola Pennycuff of Bartonville, Ill.; and brother, Luther Delk of Peoria, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice; parents; and 10 siblings, Woneda, Roxie, Frankie, Otha Jr., Clayton, Dee, Jean, Everett, Shelby and Sheldon.
Vertie worked for Rohn Manufacturing, where he was the supervisor of the shipping department for more than 40 years.
He loved to be outdoors, watching his garden grow or fishing. He also enjoyed watching "The Andy Griffith Show" and loved spending time with his family.
He was recently baptized and attended the Canton Church of Christ.
There will be no services in Peoria for Vertie. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Mundy Funeral Home in Jamestown, Tenn. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Franklin Cemetery.
Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel is handling local arrangements.