TUSCALOOSA | Ralph Delk, age 87, of Tuscaloosa, died February 22, 2014, at Hospice of West Alabama. Services will be 2 p.m. today, February 26, 2014, at Memory Chapel Funeral Home with James (Jim) Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens with Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
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Survivors include his daughters, Cynthia Wicker (George) and Belinda Bracknell (Roger); sisters, Kitty Reeves (Bill) and Jackie Fleming (Harold); granddaughter, Ashley Redd (Jamie); and great-grandson, Christopher Redd.
Ralph was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He never met a stranger and was loved by many. He was very creative and carved tiny boots and monkeys that he gave to many people he met. Most everyday you could expect to see him sitting on his front porch with neighbors and friends. Even the mailman would schedule his afternoon break to spend a few minutes on the front porch with Mr. Delk, known as "The Mayor of Orange Street." He was generous, trusting, and always willing to lend a helping hand. He was a positive influence and touched many lives on his journey.
Pallbearers will be John Willett, Trey Hoggle, Melvin Snow, Jason McCluskey, Dan Robertson, and Rob Robertson.
Honorary pallbearers are staff and residents of Hamrick Highlands.
Condolences may be offered at www.memorychapelfuneralhome.com.
Published in Tuscaloosa News from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2014