John “Jim” Hampton DeLong

May 14, 1944 ‒ January 21, 2020

Sunbury, Ohio

John “Jim” Hampton DeLong, age 75, of Sunbury, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Riverside Methodist Hospital with his loving family by his side.

Formerly employed by Sun Ray Stove Company in Delaware for 20 years.  Retired from Liebert Corporation after 33 years of service.  Attended Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church.  Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing and fishing trips to Michigan.  He was most proud of his daughter and grandchildren.

Born May 14, 1944 in Prestonburg, Kentucky to the late John and Hester Mae (Meade) DeLong.  Also preceded in death by siblings, Billy Ray, Dennis, Fred, Lemuel, Paul. Julien, Merman and Nancy DeLong.  Survived by loving wife of 54 years, Lucy E. (Blevins) DeLong; daughter, Tammy Shaw; grandchildren, Alexis, Zoie and Dalton; brother, Ernest DeLong.

Friends may call 3-6 PM Sunday, January 26, 2020 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where Funeral Service will be held at 12 Noon on Monday. Interment Sunbury Memorial Park.

Contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation, 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr., Suite 260, Columbus, OH 43213-2804 in Jim’s memory.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the DeLong family.  Please visit to share a memory or condolence with the family.

  • Lucy & Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of John’s passing as we called him at Liebert. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family. Praying for God’s peace & comfort in the days ahead.
    Ron & Debbie Boggs
    Don & Ruth Boggs

  • Aunt Lucy, Tammy and family…so sorry for the loss of Uncle Jimmy… and prayers for comfort during this hard time…

  • Lucy I am so sorry for your loss. John and I enjoyed many conversations over the years. He will be missed by so many. Love and prayers to the family Never hesitant to call me for anything.

  • So sorry to hear about your loss of Jim. We are always lifted up by the knowledge of someone going home to a much better place. May this thought give you peace in your time of need. Love, Steve and Frances

  • So sorry to hear about the loss of your dear family member . Prayers for all the family . May God give you all peace and comfort in your time of need . Love and prayers for you all. Love Bill & Wilma Thompson .

  • Sorry to hear of Uncle Jimmy’s passing but may he Rest In Peace. Prayers for his family during this difficult time.

  • Tammy I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Hello Tammy I am very sorry to hear that you Lost your dad our Prayers goes to you and your family ,he is in a better Place Now god bless you all may he Rest in peace

  • Lucy and family,
    We were so sorry to hear of John’s passing. He
    Was always a great guy to visit with and a good friend. He will be remembered with fond thoughts.

  • Was great working with John.He taught me brazing and we worked together on the Chiller line. A lot of fun times. He could always make you laugh.Thoughts are with you all

  • I got to know John at the Fresenius Center in Delaware. We talked about a lot of things and especially things concerning Sunbury. I will miss him and am thankful of the time we did get to spend together.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow and hold you near. He will be missed.