Roy Fuller Dellinger, Sr., 84, resident of 104 Hutira Lane, husband of Betty Griffin Dellinger, died September 28, 2010 at his home.
Born in Greenwood, December 6, 1925, he was a son of the late Roy L. and Elsie Culbreath Dellinger. He was a 1943 graduate of Thornwell High School where he played on the state championship football team of 1942. He was a US Navy Veteran of World War II, where he served in the Pacific Campaign on the USS Hank. After the war, he attended Lander College and Piedmont Technical College. He retired from the Greenwood Commissioners of Public Works as superintendent of the electrical department with 32 years of service.
Mr. Dellinger was a member of South Main Street Baptist Church where he formerly served as a Sunday school teacher and deacon. He was also a member of Greenwood Masonic Lodge #91, the V.F.W. and the IEEE.
Roy was a loving and devoted husband to Betty for 62 years and the father of three devoted children. Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters, Toni and husband, Donny Justus of Ninety Six and Terri and husband, Abney Coleman of Greenwood; a son, Chip and daughter-in-law, Cathy Dellinger of St. Petersburg, FL; three grandsons, Chip Justus and wife Jessica, Chad Dellinger and Abney Coleman; two granddaughters, Carly and Casey Dellinger; and his faithful four legged companion, “Bootsie”; a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sisters, Sue Hudson, Carolyn Johnson and Patricia Bradley and brothers, Dennis and Leigh Dellinger.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 pm Thursday at South Main Street Baptist Church with Rev. Alan Quigley and Rev. Ryan Eklund officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Chip Justus, Chad Dellinger, Abney Coleman, Dwight Griffin, John Stuckey and Butch Ebert.
Honorary escort will be members of the Dick Stowe Sunday School Class and co-workers of CPW.
The body is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 3:00 pm Thursday.
The family is at the home on Hutira Lane and will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 Wednesday evening.
In lieu of flowers memorials are to be made to South Main Street Baptist Church, P.O. 1093, Greenwood, SC 29648 or to Greenwood Humane Society, P. O. Box 242, Greenwood, SC 29648.
In February of 2009 a new concept was introduced to Greenwood. Our addition of an "in house" Chapel Crematory became the first and only of its kind in the area. A member of the Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is always in the building and available to serve you 24 hours a day 365 days a year.