Dr. Thomas (Tom) C. Delvaux Jr. passed away on November 3, 2022, at the age of 97. A family man of quick wit, wry humor and scholarly interests, Tom was born in Glasgow, Kentucky, on September 14, 1925. After graduating valedictorian from Glasgow High School, Tom served as a medic for the 1255th Combat Engineers in England, France, Luxembourg and Germany during World War II. Upon his return to the United States, he enrolled at Vanderbilt University, graduating in 1949 and continuing his studies at Vanderbilt Medical School, where he met his future wife, Jean McConnell, waiting in line at a water fountain. For more than 30 years, Tom was a pathologist on staff at St. Thomas Hospital. A longtime member, elder and choir member of Christ Presbyterian Church, Tom had a special interest in both Biblical archaeology and the history of the Holy Land. Duty, devotion, perseverance and faith in a just, gracious and loving God—these were the virtues that guided his life.
Preceded in death by his parents, Annie Eliza (Preston) and Thomas Delvaux; his wife of 50 years, Jean McConnell Delvaux; and his sister, Jeanne King. Survived by his five children: Thomas Delvaux (Sally), William Delvaux (Heidi), Martha Williams (Bart), John Delvaux (Becky), and Suzanne Rhinehardt (Eric) as well as 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, 9090 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN. Visitation begins at 1:00 p.m. with the service at 2:30 pm. Please join us. In lieu of flowers, please make a generous donation to Alive Hospice. The family wishes to express their deep appreciation and gratitude for the comfort and companionship provided by all of Dad’s caregivers from Richland Place, Touching Hearts at Home and Alive Hospice.