He was born in Wood Co, W.Va., a son of the late Doyle and Cora Delaney. In his earlier years, he was employed by Firestone Aircraft in Akron, Ohio and by Betty Brite Cleaners as a presser, as well as being self-employed in the business of plaster craft. A little deaf man who never allowed his deafness to become a handicap. He was a member of the Apostolic United Pentecostal Church, Parkersburg, under the leadership of Rev. J.C. Cole and his successors for 60 years. While at AUPC, he was the Missions Man, having raised thousands of dollars for Missionaries, home and abroad. Recently, he became a member of the Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle in Elizabeth, W.Va. During his lifetime he has published many books, constructed replicas of the Ark of the Tabernacle, traveling statewide with his presentation and sermon of the Ark’s construction and meaning. The Tabernacle is on display in a museum in St. Louis, Mo., as well as the country of Thailand.
He is survived by a daughter, Carol Cottrell (Walt); sons, David Delaney (Angela), Ricky Delaney (Mandy) and Jimmy Delaney (Missy); a daughter-in-law, Lisa Delaney, wife of Randy; grandchildren, Rebecca Lamoureux, Robert Wiley, Laura Delaney, Jeff Cottrell, Scott Cottrell, David Delaney, Jr., Angela Reynolds, Alisha Delaney, Sean Delaney, Dawn Weekley, Randy M. Delaney, Ashley Delaney, Brad Delaney, Coty Delaney, special grandson, Preston Delaney; seven step-grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; 3 step-great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Major Elwood Delaney; several nieces and nephews; a special “son”, Lionel Parsons; and his faithful fur baby, Twinkles.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Alma Joy Delaney; two sons, Gary Delaney and Randy Delaney; two sisters; and one brother.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 16, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike St., south Parkersburg with Pastor Timothy Hopkins and Rev. Jeff Cottrell officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
An online guestbook will be available at www.lamberttatman.com.