News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 25, 2013

Delbert E. Napier


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MARTINSVILLE, Ill. — Delbert E. Napier

MARTINSVILLE, Ill. — Delbert E. Napier, 65, of Edgewood, Ill., formerly of Martinsville, passed away 6:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Casey Health Care Center, in Casey. He had formerly been a truck driver prior to his health conditions prohibiting him from being able to work. He was born June 27, 1947, at Martinsville, the son of Delbert L. “Jack” and Edith Shotts Napier.

Surviving are three sisters, Virginia (Jerry) Hammond of Casey, Linda Napier, and Brenda (companion Don Logan) Napier, both of Edgewood; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and two infant children.

He had formerly worked construction and was a member of Local 573, and had also worked on a river barge. He served this nation in the U.S. Navy.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. CDT Sunday at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, rural Martinsville, with Brother Art Orndorff officiating. Military rites will be provided by the American Legion Post of Martinsville. Visitation will be noon to 12:40 p.m., at Pearce Funeral Home, in Marshall. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans. Online condolences are being accepted at:

pearcefuneralservices.com