December 4, 2022
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Delbert “Papa” McInis

1922 − 2021

Funeral services for Delbert McInis, 99, of Emory, were held on October 25 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Tommy Morgan officiated. 

Pallbearers were Josh Bush, Craig Bush, Tristian Bush, Dravyn Bush and Kermit Harper.

Mr. McInis died on October 21, 2021, at his home. He was born on September 7, 1922, to Andrew Melvin McInis and Elizabeth West. He was one of seven children. He joined the Army in 1942 where he fought in five major battles, including the Battle of the Bastogne.

Mr. McInis is survived by his daughters, Mary Ellen Bush, Jonnie Harper and husband Kermit, Margaret Endicott and husband Donald, and Linda Morgan and Clara Bell; sons, Jimmy Morgan and wife Brenda, and Robert Morgan; sister, Ruth Drake; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; several great-great-great-grandchildren; and many people who loved him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Bernice Marie Tanner and Dorothy Regon; brothers, Dee and Lewis McInis; sisters, Florence Peacock, and Ella and Jane McInis; daughter, Gladys Hudson; and an infant son.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Warrior’s Refuge.