Delmo Qualls

Delmo Qualls

Delmo Qualls, 69, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 3:00 P.M., Friday, June 6, 2014 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph with Bob Jackson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Marilyn Qualls. Those wishing to share a memory of Delmo may do so online at

Delmo was born May 1, 1945 in Hardy, Arkansas to Elmo Qualls & Ethel Hurst. He was a graduate of Coloma High School in 1965. On June 20, 1970 he wed Marilyn Witcher in Watervliet, MI. Delmo worked as a vending manager for Dr. Pepper/7UP for 38 years until retiring in 2011. He enjoyed tending to his yard and being sure things were a certain way, some called him the ‘grass nazi.’ Delmo loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

Delmo is survived by his loving wife of 43 years Marilyn; son Jason (Misty) Qualls of Edwardsburg; daughter Jennifer Qualls of St. Joseph; grandchildren Ashley, Wyatt and Cooper; brothers Robert King of AR, Raymond (Louise) King of AR; sisiters Leona (Kermit) Green of Dowagiac and Delia Schultz of Watervliet and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Elmo Qualls, mother and step-father Ethel (Adrian) Downs.