Dr. James DeLoach

October 25, 1925November 26, 2018

James Roland DeLoach, age 93, died at North Houston Transitional Care facility in Houston, Texas on Monday, the 26th of November 2018.

The son of Oliver and Q.V. DeLoach, Dr. DeLoach was born in Montgomery, Alabama, and raised in Pepperell/Opelika, Alabama.

After completing high school in 1943, he enlisted in the US Navy where he served as an Electrician’s Mate. Near the end of WWII while stationed in Portland, OR, he met, fell in love with, and married Doris Lillian Angeldorf who became the love of his life. Until his death, Dr. DeLoach served as Senior Associate Pastor at Second Baptist Church in Houston.

Shortly after his marriage and discharge from the Navy, Dr. DeLoach received a call into full time Christian ministry. During the span of his life, he served as Pastor in churches in Alabama, South Dakota, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.

Dr. DeLoach received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bob Jones University and a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, along with a Doctorate degree awarded from Houston Baptist University.

Through almost four decades of service to Second Baptist Church, Dr. DeLoach, or “Dr. D” as many knew him, was a Bible teacher, a wise counselor, and a mentor for many. His Godly insight and wisdom was invested in young pastors, marriages, and countless individuals and families. Dr. D loved the church and was passionate about sharing the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Dr. DeLoach is survived by his sons, Paul and wife Kate, and Roland and wife Nancy; four grandchildren, Paula Martin, Angie Schultz, Brad DeLoach, and Brian DeLoach; and seven great-grandchildren, Gracie Martin, Elizabeth, Nate, Ben, and Lillian; DeLoach; and Parker and Colin Schultz.

The Family would like to thank the multitude of friends, Second Baptist Leadership, and the entire Second Baptist family for the kindness, faithful prayers, and loving support provided during his many happy years among you.

A memorial service is to be conducted at eleven o’clock in the morning on Tuesday, the 4th of December, in the Sanctuary of Second Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway Drive in Houston, where Dr. H. Edwin Young is to officiate.

Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the Fellowship Hall.


  • Memorial Service and Celebration of Life Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Dr. James DeLoach

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Tracy Stadt

December 7, 2018

I am a great niece and my mother Deanna Stadt (larson) was his niece. Aunt Doris was my Grandma Helen Angeldorf"s sister. May my Great uncle James rest in peace with My great Aunt Doris.

Tim Evans

December 1, 2018

Dr. Jim was a mentor, friend, counselor, and pastor for me and my wife Sharon for many years. He performed our marriage ceremony, as he did for many others. He always had a quick and sly smile, and told some of the best jokes around. His presence is always with us, and many times I quoted him in a Bible lesson. We have missed the Sunday evening service we used to attend for so long. I think it is no coincidence that he and President Bush both passed within days of each other. Two very great men, in every way. The world is at a loss for their passing, and heaven just got a lot richer. We have many personal memories that will live on in our hearts. We thank God for the life of Dr. Jim Deloach

Shearie James

December 1, 2018

Dr. D was my teacher, counselor, and friend. I met him in 1987 when he was my first Bible Study teacher at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. He taught me about the Bible, loving, giving, serving, mercy, encouraging, listening and more things than I could possibly list. Thank you Second Baptist Church and Dr. J. DeLoach.

John Bailey

November 28, 2018

Brother Jim was my friend, pastor, mentor and above all my spiritual advisor all these from my days in Houston, Texas; Newport Beach, CA; and here in Atlanta, GA. We shared a special friendship all these years and we know how many lives he and his bride Doris touched through his ministry. God Bless you dear friend, John and Betsy Bailey, Atlanta, Georgia.