Holly Springs Funeral Home

Delbert Haynes

COLLIERVILLE -- Delbert "Del" Lee Haynes, 93, longtime resident of Potts Camp, Mississippi, went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 25, 2021. 
Born March 13, 1927 in Sweatman, Mississippi, Del joined the U.S. Navy as a very young man. He served in WWII, returning to Senatobia, Mississippi after the war ended to earn an associate degree in business at Northwest Mississippi Community College on the GI Bill. While at Northwest, Del was known to hitch-hike home to Faulkner, Mississippi, to see his little sisters. 
Upon graduation, Del moved to Memphis where he met his beloved bride-to-be June, while living in separate boarding houses in Midtown Memphis. Del enjoyed a 35 year career with the United States Postal Service, before retiring in 1984. Shortly before his retirement from the USPS Southern Regional headquarters, Del and June moved with their children to Potts Camp, Mississippi, making their home among cherished family. In retirement, Del began his second career as a licensed real-estate broker in New Albany, Mississippi, falling in love with the town and its people. 
Faithful throughout his life, Del served the Lord joyfully. Del and June were charter members of Parkway Village Baptist Church in Memphis, where he was a deacon and held teaching roles. In Potts Camp, he taught the men's Sunday school class at Salem Baptist Church, also serving as deacon. Del lived out his faith daily through his quiet strength, unwavering kindness and generosity of spirit.
He was happiest when spending time with his family, reading - especially his Bible, or playing golf. The epitome of a gentleman, Del will long be remembered for his warm demeanor, sterling character and love of family and friends. 
Del is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, June Cooper Haynes; a son, Phillip Lee Haynes; his parents, William McKinnley Haynes and Flora Sheppard Haynes; sisters, Mary Bernero and Mattie Mosby; brothers, Fred Haynes and Herman Haynes, and step-brothers Johnny Bain, J.E. Bain, Dewey Bain and Henry Lee Bain. He is survived by his daughters Nancy Haynes Mauney of Collierville, Tennessee, and Laura Haynes Castor (Tim) of Arlington, Tennessee. Del also leaves two granddaughters, Rachel Laney (Donald) and Jillian Mauney; a sister, Jennie Mae Braddock of Ripley, Mississippi; one great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Nicholas; a bonus granddaughter, Amanda Glaze and sons Caleb and Caiden; and many beloved nieces, nephews, cherished family and friends.  
Services are scheduled for Monday, March 1, at 11 am at Holly Springs Funeral Home, 1160 Hwy 311, Holly Springs, Mississippi,  with visitation at 10:00 am in the funeral home chapel.
Memorials can be made to the Mission Trust Fund at Salem Baptist Church, or to the Alzheimer's Association. 

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Beth and Bryan Bowles

2/27/2021 3:07:35 PM

How blessed you were to have such a wonderful father as your guide. Sending much love to you and your family during this difficult time.

Anne-Marie McLeod

3/4/2021 6:09:10 PM


It is wonderful to read about your beloved father. I feel like I met him through this incredible tribute. I'm thinking of you and sending love.