Charles J. DeLancey was born March 5, 1919 in West Unity, Ohio to Charles W. and Ruth DeLancey.He is preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor McLerran DeLancey in 2004, and his daughter, Lorna Megan DeLancey in 2002, his parents and sister.Charles grew up in the Houston/Gulf Coast Area. He attended Old Sam Houston High School, University of Texas at Austin where he earned a Bachelors and Masters in Geology, California Institute of Technology where he earned a Master of Science in Meteorology. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp from 1943-1945 and was stationed in Harlingen, TX, Orlando, FL and Guam. Charles began his career as a Geologist for Humble Oil (now Exxon Mobil).Charles met his future wife Eleanor on a train trip from Houston to California in 1943 and they married in 1949. After a short stay in California with Humble, they moved back to Houston in 1959 to work in the Major Fields Group. Charles retired from Exxon in 1985.Charles was a member of Tallowood Baptist Church and the Koinonia Sunday School class. He was a member of the Medallion, Endowed Scholarship and 1845 Societies at Baylor University.