Delmar E. Tunnell, 85, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Marshall, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Rev. Jim Cooper will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Born Nov. 14, 1919, in Fornfelt, he was the son of the late Eugene and Pearl Bridges Tunnell. On Feb. 3, 1941, in Jackson, he married Margaret Cobble, who survives of the home. He was a high school teacher at Marshall High School for 25 years, retiring in 1981. He was a member of Maple United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3838 and Lions Club. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater.
Additional survivors include one son, Delmar Tunnell Jr. of Oglesby, Ill.; one daughter, Marianne Holland of Glen Allen, Va.; one brother, Garnett Tunnell of the state of Michigan; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister.