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Sherman Delk

Sherman Delk

June 12, 1953 - March 22, 2018     Age: 64

Sherman Donald “Don” Delk, Jr., age 64, passed away March 22, 2018 at his home of natural causes.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman Donald Sr. (2011) and Jeanette (Suchomski) Delk (1995), and sister Lilly Ann Delk (2015).

 He is survived by his sister, Karen Allen of Charlottesville, VA, his children, Dawn M. and Joseph Freeman of Hamsptead, North Carolina, Amanda K. and Joe Furce of Summerfield, FL, and Robert P. and Megan Bales of Yulee, FL, as well as 9 grandchildren.

 Don resided mostly in Florida after his discharge from the Navy in 1979. His skills as an aircraft mechanic and love for the ocean developed during his service in the Navy. He worked for numerous airlines, including USAirways, DayJet, and most recently as a Lead Aviation Mechanic in Afghanistan and Africa.

 His love for life was contagious, and he enjoyed nothing more than to spend time with family and friends. His grandchildren brought him great joy and never-ending laughter and smiles. He also loved adventure, flying single engine airplanes, sailing his boat Knot So Fast, and traveling.

The hearts of those blessed to know him are filled with both sorrow and gratitude. His brilliant, universal mind never belonged in such a small vessel, and his heart, though never on his sleeve, was kind and giving. We will forever love our Old Man in the Sea.

 A Celebration of Life will be held from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the Ocean Club of Amelia, 2080 S. Fletcher Avenue in Fernandina Beach, FL.


6 Condolences

  • Teresa Burch. Posted March 27, 2018 10:01 am

    So very sorry for your loss

  • Mark Carroll Posted March 27, 2018 10:51 am

    I am a pilot and Don was my lead mechanic over the past several years in Africa. He kept me safe and was a good friend. I shall miss him. My thoughts are of his family and I offer my deepest sympathies.

  • Mickey Baity Posted March 27, 2018 4:49 pm

    Spent many good times with Don, especially sailing. He was a real gentleman and Pam and I will miss him.

  • Ritah Acha Posted March 28, 2018 4:58 pm

    It’s a deep heartfelt sorrow that you have left so unexpectedly Don. For the little time I have known you,you were a great man so kind and generous with a big heart. May you rest in Eternal peace and will forever miss you. May the Almighty grant your family strength through this hard time.

  • Nancy Cebasek Jenkins Posted April 6, 2018 8:01 pm

    I cannot believe you are no longer with us…I have to believe that God has bigger plans for you. May you Rest In Peace Don. You will forever be missed.

  • LaDonna K Huckaby Posted July 13, 2018 1:39 am

    The world has lost a most amazing man. I think of him and I smile. I remember shopping with him picking outfits from Eddie Bauer. He had met Pam and I would laugh when he would take a picture in his new duds. He was a quick study in many things. He loved his Father and worried about him. I lost contact with Don many years ago but he was always in my heart. If heaven has a penthouse, Sherman Donald Delk, Jr should be there. I hope you loved Max Pam. He was excited about it.

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