Delmer Leon Word, of Walland, TN, passed away on April 9, 2021. He was born November 22, 1937 in Maryville, TN. Leon was retired from UT Campus. He was an ordained deacon and had been a vital part in service and support of several local church bodies over his many years of service for the good Lord. Leon is preceded in death by: Parents Delmer and Thelma Word, Sister Mary Ruth Bradum, & Daughter Dianna Stallans. He is survived by: Loving Wife of 45 years Gwen Word, Sisters: Marie McLemore, Linda Tipton, & Donna Banton, Children: Rev. Jason Word, Dennis Word, Justin Stallans, & Crissy Stallans. Grandchildren: Isaiah Word, Kayla Baker, Hannah Word, Leighann Marie Word, Kagen Word, Christian Word, Autumn Ledsome & Dakota Ledsome, as well as several great-grandchildren. Leon fought his last battle at 11:52 am this past Friday, April the 9th. He was loved by many and always knew how to bring a smile to your face. He will be missed by all who knew him. Leon’s legacy of family commitment & work in the Lord’s service will live on in the many lives he touched. Home Going service will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021 at Lone Oak Baptist Church in Maryville, TN. Receiving of Friends 6-8 pm, & Home Going service to begin at 8:00 pm. Service will be officiated by Rev. Jason Word and Rev. Delbert Raines. A private burial service for family will be held at a later date. Philippians 3:13-14 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
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