William Carl DeLaney Sr.

Passed away on January 5, 2019

William Carl DeLaney, Sr., age 81, widower of the late A. Marie DeLaney, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019.

Born in Avon Park, FL, he was a son of the late William Mell DeLaney and Mary Black DeLaney. Mr. DeLaney was a U.S. Navy Veteran, was retired from The Orlando Sentinel, and was a member of Calvary Christian Fellowship. Following retirement, he and his wife moved to Boiling Springs, SC to be close to the mountains and to travel.

Mr. DeLaney is survived by five children, William C. DeLaney, Jr., Dana Crawford (Gary), Scott DeLaney (Winsalee), James DeLaney (Connie), and Dawn Aziz; 13 grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Westside Baptist Church, 1700 John B. White, Sr. Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29301. A committal service will be held in Woodlawn Memorial Park, 400 Woodlawn Cemetery Rd., Gotha, FL., 34734 on Saturday January 12, 2018 at 3:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950 W Faris Rd, Greenville, SC 29605, the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615, or the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 121 Executive Center Dr #138, Columbia, SC 29210.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, January 12, 2019

William Carl DeLaney Sr.

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James & Sarah Cothern

January 12, 2019

Sarah & I have known Bill Delaney and his family for more than 50 years. We have always
been proud to call Bill and Marie neighbors as well as good friends. We know how difficult it
is to lose a loved one and our hearts go out to the family. You can find solace and rejoice in the
good times and many memories you shared. Our family simply say "Rest in Peace Bill, you have truly left a Legacy to be proud of".

James, Sarah & the Cothern Boys

Judy Graham

January 8, 2019

I am with you in spirit and praying for you. Remember the good times hold them close to your heart. He is resting now with your mom. Love you, see you soon.

Judy Graham