July 8, 1931 – August 18, 2019
On Sunday, August 18, 2019, Biff Delancey, 88, died peacefully at the Terrace at Priceville. Biff came into this world on July 8, 1932 in Tipton County, Tennessee, the last of nine children born to James and Callie DeLancey. When Biff was just five years old his mother passed away and he was lovingly cared for by his Dad and older sisters and brothers. As a young man, he enlisted in the Army and we were often entertained by the stories of his many adventures with his army buddies while serving. After leaving the Army, Biff resided for a time with his family in Missouri, but soon joined his brother Vince in Michigan who assured him work was plentiful there. A beautiful young waitress at a restaurant in Wyandotte, Michigan caught his eye and in true Biff fashion he charmed Bernice McKinney enough to accept a date and eventually marry in 1957. He held several jobs in cluding Wyandotte Chemicals and Glanz and Killian before landing a job at Ford Motor Company where he found his career as a pipefitter. He retired from Ford in 1994, living in New Boston, MI. Soon thereafter, he and Bernice settled in Decatur, Alabama. Biff loved playing church softball in his younger days and was a stellar first baseman. He was a skilled carpenter and had a wonderful sense of humor, he left his family a legacy of laughter and wit. Biff was a member of Grant Street church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice McKinney Delancey. Biff’s survivors include his daughters, Janet Blakeney (Tim) and Katherine DeLancey (Thomas Smith); grandchildren, Jacob Blakeney (Heidi), Anna Mack (Jake), Andrew Hill (Erin) and Callie Hornbuckle (Ben); great-grandchildren, Ella, Ava, Lyla, Jackson, Aubrie, Bobby, Blake and Holt. A Celebration of Life will be Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 2 pm at Roselawn Funeral Home with Eddie Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12 pm until 2 pm at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Andrew Hill, Ben Hornbuckle, Jacob Blakeney, Jake Mack, Thomas Smith and Tim Blakeney.
- Visitation Wednesday, August 21, 2019
- Celebration of Life Wednesday, August 21, 2019
August 20, 2019
So sorry on the passing of our Mr Biff. I always loved to sit and talk with him and hear his stories. Kathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. You were always there for him for whatever he needed. I'm thankful I got to be a part of his life and caregiver to him. He is definitely missed at The Terrace.