DeLay, James "Jim" Milton Sr.

WWII Veteran Retired From TVA After 43 Years

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

James "Jim" Milton DeLay, Sr., age 87, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 in a local health care center.

He was born March 27, 1920 in Rome, Ga., to the late Inez and Dr. Eli DeLay. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving during World War II. He was retired from Tennessee Valley Authority after 43 years of service.

Mr. DeLay was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mildred DeLay; daughter and son-in-law, Lynne DeLay (Samuel) Humes of Brussels, Belgium; son, James "Jim" Milton DeLay, Jr. of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.; two grandsons, Hamilton Humes of Washington, D.C.; Hans Humes of New York; six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the East Brainerd Chapel with Dr. Larry Schenk officiating. Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lebron and Eugene Griffith, Jon Carlton, Roy Kennedy and Hamilton Humes.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to Adventa Hospice, 5959 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, Tn.

Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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