Delbert Featherston, 61, of Athens, went to heaven Friday October 28, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. He went peacefully with his children at his side. His viewing and graveside service will be at Malakoff City Cemetery Friday, Nov. 4, at 1 PM with Dr. Craig Klempnauer officiating.
Delbert was born in Jacksonville to Tillman and Willie Jean (Harris) Featherston. As a child he enjoyed the Boy Scouts and he graduated from Brownsboro High School class of 73. Delbert joined the Texas Army National Guard as a cook and attended basic training at Fort Ord California. He served for 12 years. Delbert loved to fish and play dominoes with his friends. Delbert was a member of First Baptist Church of Athens and attended church regularly. Everyone who met Delbert said that he was one of the kindest persons they knew. Delbert was a great father, grandfather, and friend.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tillman and Willie Jean Featherston; his brother, Frankie Featherston; and grandson, Layton Featherston.
He is survived by his daughter, Melissa Phipps and husband, Johnny of Sweetwater; sons, Jason Featherston and wife, Kerri of Robinson, Chris Featherston of Piggott, Ark., and Ryan Minchew of Sweetwater. Also surviving are ten grandchildren, Satin, Randy, Shasta, Tyler, Charidy, Brendan, Bre, Abbigail, Isabella and Faith and his siblings, Annie Davis and James, Thomas, Jo Ann and Lois Featherston.
Make donations to First Baptist Church Athens, 105 S. Carrol Street, Athens, TX 75751.
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OAKCREST FUNERAL HOME, WACO
Published on  October 31, 2016