Charles Edward Delaney

1949 - 2021



Charles Edward Delaney, 71, was peacefully called home on April 17, 2021, after a lengthy illness.  On October 27, 1949, he was born to the late Frank and Mary Virginia Delaney in Williamsburg, VA.

Charles, affectionally known as “Jack” and “Coach Delaney,” received his education in the Williamsburg-James City County public schools. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from North Carolina A&T State University in 1972.  Shortly after, Charles began his teaching career at Berkley Middle School and taught throughout his hometown school system.  His passion for learning would lead him to continue his studies at William & Mary, where he received his Master of Education degree.  Charles’ educational accomplishments and teaching experience would later take him to international classrooms in Aschaffenburg, Germany, where he taught for several years.  After returning from Germany, Charles worked at the Army Management Staff College for many years as an Instructional Systems Specialist, where he later retired.

Charles knew his Savior; he joined Chickahominy Baptist Church at an early age and faithfully served.  He is preceded in death by his siblings, Jean Delaney Wallace, Leroy Delaney, Ronald Delaney, Debora Delaney, and George Delaney.

Charles is survived by his devoted life companion, Regina Riddick; siblings, Mary Smallwood, Frank Delaney Jr. (Alice), John Delaney, Louise Smith, Deloristeen Delaney, Gerald Delaney, Cathy Delaney, and Michael Delaney (Lynn); and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Sentara Williamsburg Hospital, Riverside Doctor’s Hospital, and the Hospice House in Williamsburg.   In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to his alma mater, William & Mary, or the Hospice House of Williamsburg.

A private viewing will be held at the request of the family.

Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting’s Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011.

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Rev. Frank Green

April 27, 2021 12:44 PM

My prayers and heartfelt condolences to the Delaney family. Coach was not only my neighbor but was a teacher of mine at Bruton Heights. Although he is no longer with us, he is safe in the Master’s arms.  

Troy D. Roots

April 25, 2021 4:39 PM

I was deeply saddened when I leaned of Charles’ transition. Tough he and my brother John were classmates, Charles and I developed a close friendship when we both attended Upward Bound at, then, Hampton Institute from 1967-1968. A very serious and academically talented person who will be missed.

Danita Renee Barnes Jones

April 25, 2021 11:52 AM

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Delaney Family.  Lifting you in prayer.  🙏❤🙏  May God's love give you comfort and peace.

Danita Renee Barnes Jones

Adrianne A Holmes

April 24, 2021 11:25 PM

To the family of Charles Delaney please accept our deepest condolences of his homegoing. Charles was an awesome and loving person. One of the last times we ran into each other was at Ft. Eustis golf course. I made the mistake of telling him I had started taking classes to learn how to play... Charles preceded to tell me the dynamics of and other words I have no clue of what he was talking about and what would happen to the ball when you hit .... Rest in heaven my dear friend ... meet you on the 19th hole ...  Adrianne & Michael Holmes

Rosetta Tabb

April 24, 2021 3:35 PM

Mary, Louise and family,
You have my deepest sympathy and I pray that God will comfort and keep you.

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