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William M. “Wa-Wa” Delk

William Delk

July 20, 1932     ~     August 19, 2015

William Mitchell “Wa-Wa” Delk, 83, Glasgow, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at the T. J. Samson Community Hospital. He was a son of the late Elvin and Grace Mitchell Delk. He was retired science teacher after having taught for 34 years. He taught at Bowling Green High School and then at Glasgow High School. While at Glasgow, he also was a bus driver and high school tennis coach. He worked with the Glasgow Recreation Department and was active with the Weldon Tennis Tournament. He was a member of the Kentucky National Guard for a number of years and after retirement, he was a dispatcher for Glasgow Fire Department. He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. He was a wonderful Christian man and Dad; he dearly loved the Lord. He was ready to go to his heavenly home and will be missed by many.

He is survived by a loving son: Stephen Delk of Glasgow; a loving step-daughter: Wanda Daniel London and husband Tom of Glasgow; a brother: Ronnie Delk of Lake Wells, Florida; several nieces and nephews. He also had a special friend and prayer partner, Bro. Robby Ward of Uno.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 47 years, Annie Hudson Delk, and a loving step-son, Nicky Daniel.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


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Guest Register

13 Entries for William M. “Wa-Wa” Delk

  1. Kerry Sowers says:

    Mr. Delk, I was saddened to hear of your passing, but you’ve gone on ahead of us to a better place. I just wanted to say that you were one of my favorite teacher’s ever. You kept things real and related as best you could to us kid’s. You put up with a lot, but in the end, you had our respect. Rest in peace my friend!

  2. Barbara Thomerson Elmore says:

    Mr Delk was my teacher when I was in the 7th grade, he was a very nice man and teacher I know he will be truly missed. (1956)

  3. Philip & Linda King says:

    Wanda & Tom, so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Cindy Jessie-Martin, GHS Class of '89 says:

    Mr. Delk was my 9th grade science teacher. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to his family during this difficult time.

  5. Jerry Frazier says:

    A wonderful teacher,a good christian example,Praying for his family!

  6. Stephanie McClellan says:

    MR. DELK WAS TRULY A GREAT TEACHER AND BUS DRIVER AT GLASGOW SCHOOLS BACK IN THE DAY , I REMEMBER HIM WELL HE WAS ALWAYS SO NICE . THE FAMILY HAS OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY CLASS OF 1985…..

  7. Janet Smith says:

    Stephen- so sorry to read of Mr. Delk. Remembering the good times we all had at Glas. Rec. Dept., esp. during the tennis tournaments, him worrying about everything going smoothly. And you could pretty much count on it raining at some point during the tourney and Wa-Wa rushing us girls out on the courts as soon as the rain stopped, to get them rolled dry so the players could commence again. He was a good man. Loved his humor. May God Bless the family.

  8. Cheryl Jessie-Brooks says:

    Stephen and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a great person and touched so many lives over the years. He was not only a teacher, bus drive or coach, but a friend to many of us, always with a smile and encouraging word. I’m thankful for the wonderful memories I have and will cherish them always. Praying for comfort for you and your family now and in the days to come. God bless!

  9. Van Locke says:

    Dear Mr. Delk,
    Thank you so much for caring about all of us and for promoting our efforts to be whatever we were to become. You put up with a lot, smiled all the while, and often laughed right along with us. I remember. Van

  10. Jim Atwell says:

    Mr Delk was my home-room and science teacher 1959-60. I remember his good natured, unassuming, humble and sincere spirit……always a smile.

  11. Bruce Wilson says:

    I remember Mr Delk as a friend from way back. His passing braught tears to my eyes. I grew up next door to the Delks. Stephen I remeber you since you were just a baby. Your mom and dad were both dear to me.

    Your dad was my science teacher when I was a freshman in highschool. He taght me how to play tennis and to shoot a bow and arrow at the park during my summer vacations. He gave me rides home from school every afternoon and to this day I still remember the pointers he would give about driving. He never gave advice because he was a know it all, but because he truly thought a lot of people and he wanted to pass a little bit on to the the next person in anyway that he could.

    I hope I don’t hurt anyone’s feelings, but in my day he was never refered to as “Wa Wa”. The only time that was done was from behind his back and from a far and it was only done out of disrespect. I knew Mr Delk in all walks of his life and I only knew him respectfully as Mr Delk or Bill.

    Rest In Peace Good Friend, Till we meet again.

    I hope I don’t hurt anyone’s feelings; but, “Mr Delk” was the name all the students and young people of my generation (1970s), called William M. Delk. His adult friends, such as the staf at the school, would call him Bill. No one ever called him “wa wa” unless it was somebody who was trying to be direspectfull and they usually done it at the opposite end of the hall from where Mr Delk was at, where theybcouldn’t be seen and at the top of their voice. He was Mr Delk to me then and he will always be Mr Delk in my heart.

    Rest In Peace Good Friend

  12. Dave Harris says:

    Mr. Delk was one of my favorite teachers. I had him for 9th grade science. He was an awesome teacher. I goofed off a lot in his class but many times had him laughing. I’ll always remember those days. RIP Mr. Delk.

  13. Bernard Francis says:

    To the family sorry about your lost my God comfort you.
    Mr.Delk was a real go teacher and a good man. “GHS 1980″
    RIP. Mr.Delk.