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Joel Boyce "Spook" Dellinger
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Birth: Jul. 23, 1943
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 15, 2011
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA

CHARLOTTE - Joel Boyce "Spook" Dellinger, 68, went to be with his savior on Aug. 15, 2011.

He was born July 23, 1943, to Clyde and Lucy Broome Dellinger in Gastonia and graduated from Ashley High School.

He worked at several machine shops in Gastonia and was a firefighter for the City of Gastonia for three years. Boyce was a captain for the City of Charlotte Fire Department where he retired after 27 years of service. He loved all of his firefighters and had many dear friends. He enjoyed all sports especially fishing at the Outer Banks with all his firefighter buddies. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Doris Goble Dellinger; daughters, Denise Wilson and husband, Jackie of Mint Hill, Lisa Martin of Stony Point, and Melanie Hamilton and husband, Jeff of Lincolnton, Nine grandchildren and One great-grandson; his twin sister, Joyce Harkey and husband, Frank of Gastonia; sister, Brenda Hollifield and husband, Jim of Orlando, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.

Our family wishes to thank all doctors, hospitals, and nursing facilities that cared for Boyce for the last 1 1/2 years. Thank you Dr. Locklear and Dr. Preston Purdum for your wonderful care.

He is preceded by his parents, sister, Glenda Purkey.

Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at McLean Funeral Directors in Belmont. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Shady Brook Baptist Church with the Revs. George Sherman and Tom Hartis. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Belmont

Memorials may be sent to Shady Brook Baptist Church, 2940 Belmeade, Dr., Charlotte, NC 28208 or Charlotte Fire Department,
Burned Children Fund, 228 E. 9th St., Charlotte, NC 28202.
Greenwood Cemetery
Belmont (Gaston County)
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: J L
Record added: Aug 17, 2011
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Joel Boyce Spook Dellinger
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 Added: Aug. 17, 2011

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