Darrel L. Smith, Sr., age 82, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at his home in Evansville, Indiana.
Darrel was born on December 9, 1940 to Edward and Virginia Smith. He retired after 37 years from George Koch and Sons. He loved his family unconditionally and spending every moment he could with them. He was known for his guitar skills and was a lead guitarist in many local country music bands throughout the years.
Darrel is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Virginia Smith, brothers, Ronnie Smith, and Edward Smith (Eddie/Sonny).
Darrel is survived by his wife and love of his life, Faye, of 55 years and his children, Brian (Susan), Darrel (Cindy), and Robyn (Matt). He is also survived by his grandchildren: Dustin (Sydney), Mackenzie (Kraig), Brandon (Natasha), Jordan (Noah),
Lorne, Ava, Teagan and Micah and great grandchildren: Chloe, Hope, Charles, Atticus and Waylon. Darrel is also survived by his brothers Donald and Connie and sisters Wanda and Gwen.
A celebration of life gathering will be held on Monday, March 6 at Zion-Lippe UCC, 9000 Copperline Road, Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 from 4-8 p.m. in which friends and family are welcome to share memories.
Mary Lee says
My prayers are with all of you. He was such a wonderful person.
jerry&ann rhoades says
he was the best and loved his family
Glenn and Helaine Williams says
We have known Darrel for a long time. One of the nicest people you would ever want to know. He loved playing his guitar. We used to listen to him when he played at the farmers market downtown. He will definitely be missed.
Valois Horn says
You have my condolences and I he will be missed.
Moore Jacqueline says
Your are in my prayers I love you dearly my friend!
Jennifer kolley says
We are sorry for your loss of your dad.
The Kolley Family
Beverly Koons says
My prayers are with you and your family Faye. Such a wonderful sweet man he was.
Hugs. Beverly Koons ❤
Sheila Brown says
Aunt Faye Uncle Darrel will be missed love to hear him play the guitar. His kind words with a wonderful personality. You’ve had wonderful blessed years together.
Yes God took an wonderful Angel home. Until we meet again. RIP
Maleah and Elaina Brown
Valerie Likens says
So sorry Faye prayers gor your
Bud Hall says
Sorry for the news,he was an excellent picker, and I enjoyed picking with him
Bud and Mary Hall
Linda Bollinger Herrmann says
My sympathy to Darrel’s family and friends. Thoughts and prayers go to all.
Kathy and Larry Pierce says
Our thoughts are with you and your wonderful family. May God bless and comfort you.
Debra Crowe says
Faye your family our in our prayers. If you need me just give me a buzz or tell one of the bingo ladies and they can get in touch. Deryl and Deidra and I fill Blessed just to get to know you and become friends. He is now another Angel looking down after you to keep you straight. Your husband was a wonderful person we just talked about those earrings you gave me last time at bingo and he just laughed and said you had plenty of more. That will stay in my heart forever. God Bless you and yours.
Love you and hang in there sweetie.
Your Bingo buddies Deryl Debbie And Deidra Crowe.
Laurie Smith-Kinney and Parrish says
Sending love and hugs to Aunt Faye and family. Uncle Darrel was such a sweet guy. Always a greeting with a smile and a hug. He will be missed. It’s so hard to lose the ones we love but know they are in a better place❤️
Geri Broesch says
Faye, Sending prayers, love and hugs to you. I know you will miss your best friend n life love. Darrel was such a nice guy n will be missed by many.