James Derhyl (Doug) Dellinger of Tacoma, passed away Oct. 16, 2011. He retired from the Air Force after serving in several countries and the U.S.
He was born May 23, 1939, in Plumtree, N.C., to the late Thomas Jefferson (Jeff) Dellinger and the late Revonda Arizona Dellinger. He was preceded in death by his brother, Hunter Bruce Dellinger.
He is survived by his wife, Anne-Marie Christiane Marcelle Dellinger; two children, Jeffrey (Jeff) Roger Dellinger and wife Linda of Fox Island, Wash., and Jacqueline (Jackie) Marie Castle of Hampton, Va.; six grandchildren, Michelle, Marisa, Megan, Tia, Jack, and Holly; and one great-granddaughter, Kaily.
He is also survived by his brothers, Lawrence Gray (Toby) Buchanan of Easton, Wash., Thomas (Tommy) McDonald and wife Sally Dellinger of Rockport, and Richard Michael (Mike) and wife Sonja Dellinger of Rockport; sisters, Darlene Grace Nieshe of Birdsview, and Ellen Gay LaFayette of Wales, Wis.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Cremation followed the viewing. A memorial service officiated by Rev. Gil Gunderson was held Fri., Oct. 21, 2011, at 1 p.m., at Rockport Baptist (Christ the King) Church on 11982 Martin Road, Rockport. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.