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Marcus “Tony” DeLord

Marcus “Tony” DeLord, age 57, of Shady, died Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena, Arkansas. He was born on Tuesday, April 17, 1962 to David Clay and Loretta Rose VanMeter DeLord in Creole, Louisiana.

Tony was a Christian man who served God and country proudly. His philosophy for life was always to keep it simple. Tony worked for Rose Aircraft for nineteen years as the Chief Inspector and Director of Maintenance. He was very proud of his career and took great pride in the work he did. Tony liked to shoot guns and deer hunt and was a longtime member of the NRA. He enjoyed Country and Christian music and rebuilding his old ‘82 Chevy. His family was always his top priority and he loved them all dearly. Tony was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his father.

Tony is survived by his loving wife, Tonya DeLord of Shady; one son, Mark DeLord of Shady; his mother, Loretta DeLord of Texarkana, Texas; one sister, Mitzi Moraniec of Texarkana, Texas; his father and mother in laws, Malvin Sr. and Rachael Mize of Hatfield; one brother in law, Malvin Mize Jr. and wife, Kassandra of Cabot; one sister in law, Anna Mize of Rogers; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life will be held on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at The Crossing Church in Mena. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

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