Delmer Van Findley, affectionately known as “Dell”, gracefully transitioned into the afterlife and joined the ancestors on September 19, 2022. He was 67 years young living in a Group Home in Missouri City, Texas. Delmer was born to William and Martha Findley at Ft. Chaffee, Arkansas on October 29, 1954. Growing up in a military family, Delmer traveled frequently with his parents and two siblings living in Arkansas, Texas, Kentucky, and Munich, Germany. A faithful Christian, Delmer was an active member of the Southside Church of Christ in Killeen, TX for many years. He graduated from Killeen High School in 1973 and worked as a BusBoy for the Golden Corral and McDonald’s. A Special Needs Person, Dell participated in the Special Olympics and won many medals for his athleticism.
Well known for his gregarious, charming, and playful personality, Dell was a natural helper, always looking for ways to serve. Dell loved listening to “Old School” R&B music, football, bowling, WW Wrestling, pigs, and “Mr. T” from the A Team. Dell loved to dress to the “T”. He was always fastidious and careful to look his best. His own best hype man, Dell bestowed three nicknames upon himself; Pimp Daddy, Top Dog, and the Boogie Man. Dell loved people and he especially loved the fairer sex as he had an inexhaustive list of girlfriends. Dell left his family and friends with decades of fond and colorful memories.
Preceded in death by his parents, William and Martha K. Findley, and a brother, William Jackson; Dell is survived by his siblings Margie Jones of Baltimore, Maryland, Herman Jackson, Jr. of Due West, South Carolina, Darryl Findley, of Stafford, Texas, and Stephen Findley of Houston, Texas, sister-in-law, Edith Collins of Due West, South Carolina, and his beloved nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 30, 2022, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home, 506 N. 38th Street, Killeen, TX 76543. Delmer’s Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 10:00 am at the Southside Church of Christ, 1505 S. Trimmier Rd., Killeen, Texas 76541. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Abilities Expo, 299 N. Euclid Ave., 2nd Floor, Pasadena, CA 91101.