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James Henry DeLorme Jr

October 18, 1944 ~ October 13, 2020 (age 75)

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With a great sympathy, the management Eddie & Jackie Nelson and the Support Staff of Nelson’s Funeral Home sympathetically announce the passing of Mr. James Henry DeLorme Jr. 75, of Savannah, Georgia. 

James ("Red" or "Bubby") Henry DeLorme, Jr., 75, passed away surrounded by family in Columbia, SC on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

James was born on October 18, 1944 in Savannah, GA, to the late James Henry DeLorme and Victoria Kline DeLorme. He attended A.E. Beach Senior High School in Savannah, then completed his education at North Carolina Central University, where he graduated with a degree in political science. He later served several years in the US Army. 

James was an avid sports fan who enjoyed grilling and spending time with his family. He loved sharing stories about his children and grandchildren and cared very deeply about the education and success of young people. Prior to his illness, he was a very active member of the Savannah community, serving on various community boards. He will be fondly remembered by friends and family for his protective nature, quick wit, and willingness to offer advice (whether you thought you needed it or not).   

He is survived by his daughters, Natalie (Donald) Gidney and Adrienne (Reshaun) Finkley; his six grandchildren, Elijah, Christopher, Cameron, Alanna, Gabrielle, and Addison; his former spouse, Margaret DeLorme,; one sister, Marquita DeLorme Anderson;  a  niece, Nicole Collier Harp, and a host of cousins and friends. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Victoria Amanda Collier. 

A memorial service will be delayed until people can safely assemble. The family will notify loved ones when a service has been scheduled. If desired, any memorial contributions may be made in James’ honor to the Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club of Savannah at or the American Cancer Society at



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