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4/21/2021 9:53:00 AM
Lee Roy DeLay
August 8, 1939 - April 19, 2021
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Lee Roy DeLay, 81 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 4:52 a.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, Ill.

He was born on August 8, 1939 in Taylorville, Ill. the son of Hobert and Agness (Seward) DeLay. He married Beverly Ann Brown on September 18, 1960 in Taylorville, Ill. and she preceded him in death on June 4, 2009.

He worked as an Engineer for Illinois Department of Transportation where he retired in 1995. He was also the owner of DeLay Land Surveying where he was a Licensed Land Surveyor. Roy was a member of the 40 MPH Club and the Registered Land Surveyors Association. In his spare time, he enjoyed working on antique cars, going on fishing trips, especially to Bennette Springs, and he was a craftsman in woodworking.

He is survived by his sons: Brent (Michelle) DeLay of Taylorville, Ill.; Kent DeLay and Randy Stieren of Palmer, Ill.; honorary son: Danny Quimby of Clinton, Ill.; grandchildren: Emilee DeLay of Springfield, Ill.; Devon DeLay (fiancée Miranda Henson) and Marisa (Jessica) DeLay of Springfield Ill.; brother: Francis (Karen) DeLay of Rochester, Ill.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and brother: David DeLay.

 Private family services will be held and a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign their online guest book at

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