Henry Davis “Dave” Delony, III, 84, of Houston, TX, died at 3:35 AM on Sunday, August 21, 2022 in Houston, TX.
Mr. Delony was born April 13, 1938 in San Antonio, TX and moved to Lake Charles as a child. He lived a few years on a ranch in Texas with his uncle while his mother finished college. He returned to Lake Charles, where he graduated from Lake Charles High School in 1958. He served his country in the U. S. Marine Corp and upon his discharge from the military, he married his high school sweetheart, Madelyn LeBlanc. He graduated from McNeese State University during which time he published many funny short stories in the newspaper under an alias. During his long career in the oil field, he traveled the world and lived in various places, including Dubai while working for McDermott International. He also worked for OPI in Lafayette, LA and worked for Global Industries, while living in Houston, TX for the past twenty-nine years. He retired from the oil and gas industry in 2008. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Houston. Following his retirement, Mr. Delony wrote a book entitled Henri, Le Petite Soldat, telling the story about his ancestors coming to American while incorporating a little of his life into the book. He had a great sense of humor, loved watching wartime movies, enjoyed classic cars and collected military badges, but his true passions were always for travel and for his family. He always put his wife and his children first and above all.
Mr. Delony is survived by his children, Laura Franklin and husband Kyle of Houston, Andy Delony and husband Brendan Robert of Harrold, TX and Catherine Williams and husband Brad of Austin, TX; grandchildren, Tyler Bergeron, Kayla Coreil (Cory), Andy Delony-Robert (Jackie), Jean-Luc Delony-Robert (Chris), Brendan Delony-Robert, Dylan Glauser, Kim Delony-Robert, Faith Williams and Jordan Williams; great-grandchild, Kairos Delony-Robert and another on-the-way; nephew and Godson, Kevin Chaumont; and numerous other nieces, nephews and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-one years, Madelyn Delony; parents; son, Davy Delony; and great-grandson, Conner Bergeron.
His funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at Johnson Funeral Home. Monsignor Daniel Torres will officiate. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:00 AM until the start of the service, with a rosary at 1:00 PM.
The family would like to express a special word of thanks to Heart-to-Heart Hospice for the care and compassion given.