Thursday, December 22, 2005

My Dad's Obituary

William C. (Carl) DeLozier, born December 25, 1922 (a “Christmas Baby”) went home to his Lord on December 22, 2005. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Cora Maples DeLozier; parents, Will and Georgia DeLozier, brothers Orland and Fred, and daughter, Lola Janette Inman.

He is survived by daughter and son in law, Betty and Joe Newman; grandsons, Joe, Jr and wife Suzanne, and John Newman; granddaughter Elizabeth Byrd, and great grandchildren, Nicci Hodge and Cody Hodge and great-great grandchildren, Brady Hodge and Bella Hodge. He is also survived by his brother Lewis DeLozier and wife Bessie; sisters, Bea and Helen DeLozier; sister-in-law Mayme Pryor, and several nieces and their families.

“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Daddy” and Carl was a loving “Daddy” for 47 years, taking Cora’s daughters into his heart as his own.
He had been a steadfast and loyal member of Huckleberry Springs United Methodist Church since the late 50’s. He was also known and loved throughout the community as a true friend.

His pallbearers represent his life: Tim Morton representing the DeLozier family; Fred Mynatt representing Cora’s family; Kelly Daniels representing the ones who’ve married into the family; Cecil Frazier representing Huckleberry Springs Church; Chris Boyens representing the Methodist Men’s Group; and Nolan Sharp representing the community. Honorary pallbearers - The French Broad Circuit United Methodist Men’s Group.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Huckleberry Springs UMC Building Fund or the French Broad Circuit United Methodist Men for their benevolence fund.


Thank you to all who've e-mailed and kept me and our family uplifted in prayer.



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