Florence, SC – John Thomas DeLung, 79, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018 in a local hospital after an illness.
Funeral services will be Monday, April 2, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. The family will speak to those attending after the service. A private Entombment will follow at a later time.
Mr. DeLung was born in Dothan, West Virginia, the son of the late John Russell and Arizona Lafferty DeLung. He retired after serving in the US Navy. After leaving the Navy, John continued service to others as a Public Safety Officer for Francis Marion University. He also served for several years as a volunteer firefighter for Windy Hill Volunteer Fire Company in the early 1990’s.
Surviving are his wife, Violet Hancock DeLung; a daughter, Vanessa (Foye) Kelly; two sons, John (Cathy) DeLung, Jeff (Mary) DeLung; a brother, Frankie DeLung; sister, Betty Buckland, seven loving grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.
You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.laytonandersonfh.com
Layton-Anderson Funeral Home, 4210 W. Palmetto Street, Florence is assisting the family.
Layton-Anderson Funeral Home
Monday April 2nd, 2018
4210 W Palmetto St.
Florence, SC 29501
Special Instructions: The family will speak to those attending after the service.Text me the address
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Please accept my sincere condolences for you loss. John was one of the first people I met when I started at FMU and someone I worked with closely. He was a fine man and a good officer; one who I felt privileged to have worked with.
Submitted by Richard Austin on Apr 11 2018 02:55:56 PM
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Zack lit a candle on Apr 7 2018 06:57:22 PM
God strengthens us by giving us "the power beyond what is normal" to make it through each passing day. Psalm 46:1 says: "God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress". Nahum 1:7; God "is a stronghold in the day of distress, and is mindful of those seeking refuge in him". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
Submitted by Rachel Morton on Apr 6 2018 12:37:54 PM
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Kimberly (Jones) Surface lit a candle on Apr 3 2018 05:37:54 AM
John and Jeff and family,I am so sorry for your loss.I pray for peace and comfort during this time. I will keep you in my prayers.
Submitted by Michelle Hammond Campbell on Apr 3 2018 12:12:36 AM
Went to school with him, always knew him as "Pockets", don't know how he got the name, sure there was a reason. Our birthdays are exactly one month apart., We grew up as best friends, never saw him without that "BIG" smile , the picture is really good of him. Saw him when he was in,WV,, probably the last time he was here, so good to see him, and share some of our memories.God Bless each of you, my prayers are with you. at this time..
Submitted by Sue "Toney" McDaniel on Apr 2 2018 11:08:57 PM
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Mark Delung lit a candle on Apr 2 2018 08:50:05 PM
Mrs. Gay and family, Mr. John was a pleasure to work with and I am so thankful that I was able to meet such a great man and his family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Angel Rogers on Apr 2 2018 06:06:08 PM
Our condolences and prayers are with you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.
Ronald, Jeff, John, Andrew and Marianne (the NESA crew)
Submitted by Ronald Carter on Apr 2 2018 12:48:55 PM
Brandi/Ms Vanessa, so sorry to hear of ur grandpa/dads passing. You and the family will be in my prayers
Submitted by Rhonda Anderson on Apr 2 2018 08:44:06 AM
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