Major James F. DeLoach U.S. Army (Ret.)

May 18, 1925November 17, 2012

Major James (Jim) F. DeLoach, born May 18, 1925, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 17, 2012, while in the presence of his loving family, who will greatly miss sharing this life with him.

Jim will now be reunited with his beloved wife, Betty Lee (Mimi), with whom he shared 60 years of marriage and created 3 wonderful children: twin daughters, Carol Dudley (Jim) and Penny Thomas; and son, John (Barbara) DeLoach. In addition, Jim is survived by 8 grandchildren: Lori Kolodziejski, Paula Coleman, Rhonda Thomas, Wendy Ochs, LeAnn Vela, Brad Dudley, and Kaleb & Kody Shaw; and 10 great grandchildren: Jake, Alex, Kelsey, Taylor, Shelby, Sydney, Cole, Kile, Kade and Kayla.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mimi and great granddaughter, Ainsley.

Jim and Mimi traveled the world together until he retired from the Army in 1968. He then helped Mimi manage her beauty shop in Windcrest, TX, until they finally retired to just enjoy time together with family and friends. Jim was born and raised in Elizabethton, TN. He served as a Navy Medic and Marine Corps X-ray Technician before joining the Army, to include wartime service in Japan and Korea. Jim’s specialized managerial skills and experience in his final military assignment enabled him to plan the activation of the 6th Medical Battalion, 6th Infantry, Fort Campbell, KY, and to advise the Division Staff regarding critical medical support matters.

Both in service to his country and as a family man, he was a “true hero” who will be celebrated and kept alive in our memories.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at Sunset Funeral Home. The Graveside Service will be 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to CHRISTUS Sister Mary Hospice, 5131 Medical Drive, Suite 310, San Antonio, TX 78229.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 27, 2012
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Major James F. DeLoach U.S. Army (Ret.)

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Senator Leticia Van de Putte

November 27, 2012

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved. There are never any right words to express how deeply sad I am for the pain your family is enduring at this difficult time.

As Chair of the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations, I am sincerely thankful for his valiant service in defense of our rights and freedom.

His commitment to family, friends, our community, and to serving our great nation leaves a wonderful legacy. May the love and the wonderful memories you shared with him help you when you need it most. He will never be forgotten, and your family will be remembered in my prayers.

November 26, 2012

My sincere condolences go out to you John, as well as to all family members in the loss of your dad. Although I did not know him well, the few times I was around him I thought he was a very nice man. I truly believe that the "spirit" of our departed loved ones lives forever in our hearts and memories.

My thoughts and prayers are with ya'll.


Kathy Neesvig

Dave & Cindy Helton

November 24, 2012

To the whole family:
Our sincere sympathy at the death of your father, grandfather, and great grandfather. May you find comfort and strength in God in the days ahead.
With love, Dave & Cindy Helton