William “Bill” Delk, Jr., 74, of Richmond, Ind., passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 at Rosegate Nursing Home, after a lengthy illness. Bill was born Oct. 8, 1942 in Richmond, Ind., the son of the late William E. and Virginia (Link) Delk, of New Madison.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a sister, Patty Delk and brother, Johnny Delk.
He is survived by his wife, Sandi (Cline) Delk and children, Debra Belt, of Richmond, Ind., Dawn Delk-Baker, of Cincinnati, and John Delk of Richmond, Ind.; grandchildren, Virginia Jenkins, Bradley Jenkins, and Kevin Belt; step-grandchildren, Joshua Baker and Rachael Baker; sisters, Delorce (Marvin) Howard, and Carol (Harold) Lackey; brother, Richard (Karen) Delk; sisters-in-law, Geraldine Stewart and Shirlene (Dan) Fiasco; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bill graduated from New Madison High School in 1960. He married Sandra L. Cline on July 19, 1969.
Bill was a very proud and active Richmond, Ind. citizen before his stroke in 2003. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church and was named as a Kentucky Colonel. He served his community on Wayne County Chamber of Commerce board, Whitewater Gorge Park Committee, helped form the Starr-Gennett Foundation, and helped to make Richmond recognized as an All American City. He was recognized and given a lifetime membership to the fraternal order of police, served six terms on the State Mental Health Board, and worked with IU East to create eight scholarships in his name. He also served on Murat Shrine Circus committee. He was a member of Richmond Masonic Lodge, Tarum Shrine Club, Indianapolis Valley Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine Club. Bill was former owner of Sparkle Car Wash and Connie’s House of Marker Restaurant.
Funeral services will be Monday, Aug. 28, 3 p.m., at Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary, 32 S. 11th St., Richmond, Ind. with George Delk officiating. Burial will follow in Hollansburg Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1 p.m. up until the time of the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the funeral home for funeral and medical expenses.