Delbert J. Amos, 85 - Parkersburg

Delbert J. Amos, 85, of Parkersburg, West Virginia, went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 16, 2009, at Eagle Pointe.

He was born June 17, 1923, in Calhoun County, W.Va., a son of the late Simon and Sarah Church Amos.

Delbert retired after 40 years of service at A.B. Chance as a dryer operator. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a life long member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, W.Va., where he also was a deacon.

He is survived by four daughters, Rochelle (Steve) Bran of West Haven, Utah, Sandra (Brad) Francis of Parkersburg, June (Ken) McCloy of Hockingport, Ohio, and Joan (Lance) Smith of Parkersburg; four sons, Robert (Bobbie) Amos of Burnt House, W.Va., Charles (Sarah) Amos of Walker, W.Va., Dennis Amos of Hockingport and Paul (Vickie) Amos of Vinemont, Ala.; one sister, Reva Cundiff of Grantsville, W.Va.; 21 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Willadean Whipkey Amos; and one sister, Ruby Goff.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Chapel Baptist Church in Nobe, Calhoun County, with visitation from noon until time of the service with Pastor Lorus Roberts and Pastor Jerry Malona officiating. Interment will follow at the Chapel Baptist Cemetery with full military rites. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike Street, south Parkersburg.