East Stone Gap, Va.
Hobert Ray Delph, 85, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Indian Path Medical Center, Kingsport, TN.
Ray was a retired coal miner with the Westmoreland Coal Co. with 20 years of service, and also worked in and around coal mining for several more years with different companies. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He and his wife, Emma, attended the First Apostolic Church and the Bible Church of God, both in Appalachia, Va. He was a 50-year member of the Appalachia Masonic Lodge #229. He loved singing in church, fishing and working on cars.
He was preceded in death by his son, Wayne Delph; parents, Hobert and Mary (Herron) Delph; brothers, Buford Delph, Curt Delph, Ken Delph, and Jerry Delph; and his sister, Lorene Honeycutt.
Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Emma Delph; daughter, Regina Moore of Church Hill, TN; daughter-in-law, Theresa Delph of Kingsport, Tn.; grandchildren, Adam Delph, Nikki Parker, Joshua Moore, Tara Moore and Tabitha Moore; great grandchildren, Austin Delph, Arron Delph, Andrew Delph, Abbey Booth and Ethan Booth; sister, Louise Henegar of Big Stone Gap, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Gilliam Funeral Home (618 Wood Ave., W.) in Big Stone Gap.
The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor John Varner officiating.
A masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, just prior to funeral service.
Military graveside rites by the Va. National Guard Honors Team and local V.F.W. and D.A.V. posts will be held 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Committal graveside will be held 11 am Saturday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Gilliam Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve Mr. Delph’s family.
To view the obituary online and offer condolences, please visit www.gilliamfuneralhome.com.
618 Wood Ave. West
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219