Mark Curtis DeLoatch

February 13, 1960April 15, 2014
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Mark Curtis DeLoatch, age 54, of Martinsville, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Danville Regional Medical Center.

He was born in California, February 13, 1960, a son of the late Mark Lee DeLoatch and Geneva White DeLoatch. He was a member of St. Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church, Bassett, where he served as a Sunday school teacher and a Deacon.

Mark served in the U. S. Marine Corps from December, 1979 to January, 1984 and received a Good Conduct Medal. He has served in the Virginia Army National Guard since April of 1984, served in Operation Noble Eagle at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in MD from 2002-2003, and was deployed to Iraq from 2004-2005, for Operation Enduring Freedom. His Army awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, 5 Achievement Medals and 3 Good Conduct Medals. His state National Guard awards include a VA Bronze Star Medal and a VA Commendation Medal. His 33 years of military service include 16 years of active duty service.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Phyllis Pannell DeLoatch of the home, four daughters, Myrietta Dean of Laveen, AZ, Crystal Halback of Columbia, SC, Tiffany DeLoatch of Martinsville, Beverly Monique DeLoatch of Clarksville, a sister, Pamela Johnson of Portsmouth, and two grandchildren, Katelyn Harrison and Dan Halback III.

The funeral service will be held at 1 P.M. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the Greater International Pentecostal Holiness Church at 980 Carver Rd., Martinsville with Bishop MacDaniel Preston officiating. Interment with full military rites provided by the Virginia Army National Guard will follow at Carver Memorial Gardens. The wake will be from 12 noon to 1 P.M. prior to the service. Collins Funeral Home, Bassett is serving the DeLoatch family.

Online condolences may be made at:


  • The Wake Saturday, April 19, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 19, 2014

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mary Stockton

April 24, 2014

To Phyllis. My classmate .my prayers are with your family May GOD be with you now and days to come to ease your sorrow.

Angela Kay Anderson-Johnson

April 20, 2014

A very sincere and heartfelt sympathy goes out to you Phyllis and your entire family.
Though I maybe sadden to learn of the departure of our loved one, I am glad to know that 'to be absent from the body we can be present with the Lord.

I am Angela Kay Anderson-Johnson a cousin of Mark. We shared youthful fun years in Ocilla, Ga.
Thank God that His Angels are encamped all around you and the family and that He will keep you in perfect peace as you keep your mind stayed on Him.
I will continually keep you covered in prayer.

Buck and Laurie Wardle

April 19, 2014

Dear Phyllis and Girls:

My wife and I were so saddened to hear of Mark's passing. We have such fond memories of him coaching the girls in softball. He was always a great role model and faithful representative of Christ! Our prayers are with you all!

April 19, 2014



Bernice Holland

April 19, 2014

Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Euron & Bernice Holland

Jesse / Evelyn Martin

April 19, 2014

To the Deloatch Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Maria Johnson

April 19, 2014

I first knew Curtis and Pam as teenagers when they lived in the small town of Ocilla, Ga. There Moms and my mom traveled together to church and various other places on many occasions. I still wonder how the 7 of us crammed into the car and rode for hours at a time. No we did not always want to go, but we had no choice. I was the youngest in the bunch, and Curtis always took care of me and looked out for me. I am glad he had such a full life and experienced so many different things. After reconnecting many years later, it was so great to see him in pictures enjoying life with Pam, the girls, and the grandchildren. I wasn't near him, but yet felt close to him because of a friendship created so long ago. Please know that you are in our prayers.

samuel robinson

April 19, 2014

may god bless you and your family during he loss of your one.keep look up god will see you though min.sam robinson

Scott Gibson

April 18, 2014

SFC Deloatch was a wonderful person. He always liked to cut up and carry on when he saw you. I have never seen him in a bad mood. He always talked about his daughters and his wife.

1SG Gibson

Amy Bullock

April 18, 2014

Tiffany and family,

I'm sorry to hear about your father/husband. I wish I could be there with you all during this day. I will be thinking about you and keeping you in my prayers. Take care.