Spencer resident James Thomas Delong, 71, died Feb. 4 at Life Care Center in Sparta.
The son of the late John and Pauline Bouldin Delong, he was preceded in death by son, Johnny Delong and brother-in-law, R.G. Mealer.
He is survived by his wife, Imogene Bouldin Delong; son, Earl Delong; daughter-in-law, Teresa Delong and sister, Doris Mealer, all of Spencer; sister-in-law, Margie Simmons and husband Gerald of Germantown; grandchildren, Nick and wife Beth, Cole and wife Amber, and Drew, all of Spencer; great-grandchildren, Rylan and Slade Delong of Spencer; nieces, Jamie Mealer Carter of Spencer and Alecia Simmons Sorrells of Germantown; nephew, Randal Mealer of Spencer; several grand nieces, nephews and friends.
Services were held Tuesday at Spencer Funeral Home with Gene Brock officiating. Burial followed at Molloy Cemetery.
Spencer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Feb. 8, 2012