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Edwin "Ed" Estes DeLancy

February 4, 1933 — March 26, 2024

Edwin "Ed" Estes DeLancy

Edwin Estes “Ed” DeLancy, 91, of Shreveport, Louisiana, passed away at the age of 91 on March 26, 2024 after a short battle with cancer.

Ed was born on February 4, 1933 to Joe and Ada DeLancy in Columbia, Louisiana. He was the second born in a family of 7 siblings. At the age of 3, the family relocated to Oak Grove, Louisiana where he lived and worked on their 40 acre family farm—fishing the nearby rivers and lakes and hunting the local woods with his dad and brother—until graduating from Oak Grove High School in 1951. After graduation, he moved to Houston, Texas but soon returned home due to receiving his draft notice from the US Military. During army basic training at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, he was issued a military driver’s license and became a staff driver at the base. At completion of basic training, he was sent to Pusan, Korea to join the Headquarters Company 44th Engineering Group where he became the personal driver for Colonel Norman Archer. All of Ed’s war stories were about driving the Colonel on bird hunting trips. After completing his tour of duty, he returned home and married his sweetheart, Grace Geraldine Godwin, in 1955. They settled in Shreveport, Louisiana where he would soon start his career in the fledgling field of residential air conditioning.

After working some years in the air conditioning business, he decided to give it a go himself. With a borrowed pickup truck from his brother, he and a partner, Ray Head, opened Lakeshore Air Conditioning in 1965. The success of his business afforded Ed the ability to pursue his passion for hunting and fishing; a passion that would last his entire life. Upon meeting someone new, his first question was always, “Do you hunt or fish?” All his leisure time, vacations, and hobbies focused on hunting and fishing. Ed was also famous within his family and circle of friends for his fish fries and crawfish boils. It has been said many times that the best seafood restaurant was at his house. Ed was a faithful member of Grace Point Church of the Nazarene, going back to when that congregation met at Queensboro Church of the Nazarene on Frederick Street in the early 1960’s.

Ed was truly a self-made man starting with his work ethic, energy, and drive. He was a soft-spoken man, level headed, slow to anger, and a great story teller. He was a private man but was never unfriendly, strengthened by his trustworthiness, kindness, and generosity.

Ed is preceded in death by his parents, Joe & Ada DeLancy; his brother Donald DeLancy; his sisters Notrie Ross, Dillon Bebee, Dorothy Ward, and Betty Jo Little; and his son Darryl Dwayne DeLancy. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 68 years, Grace Geraldine Godwin DeLancy; his sister Mildred Findley and husband Jim; his sons Micheal E. DeLancy, Russell G. DeLancy and wife Lisa, Christopher D. DeLancy and fiancée Michele; grandchildren and step-grandchildren Garrett DeLancy, Jennifer DeLancy McRae and husband Colin, Meggie DeLancy, Calvin DeLancy, Ryan Edison and wife Mona, Jamie Stucky and husband Troy, Christopher McKinnon, and Bridgett Sepulvado; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at Grace Point Church of the Nazarene on April 8, 2024 at 10:30 A.M., officiated by Rev. David Craig.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be sent to Grace Point Church of the Nazarene, 6825 Pines Road, Shreveport, LA 71129.

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Monday, April 8, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

GracePointe Church of the Nazarene

6825 Pines Rd, Shreveport, LA 71129

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