1955 – 2009
Darrel Smith ~ 55, of Stevinson, passed away unexpectedly at Memorial Hospital. Darrel was born in Oakland, CA to Don and Mary Smith. As a child, he lived in Hayward, Fremont before moving to Stevinson, where he then resided for 26 years and attended Hilmar High. Darrel moved to Mariposa where he settled in and lived for 10 years, prior to moving back to Turlock a few years ago. He worked for General Motors for many years, until becoming disabled.
Darrel had many hobbies which included playing the guitar and singing old country music. He loved to write songs and listen to Randy Travis music. Probably the fondest memory we all have of Darrel is sitting around the campfire at family reunions every summer listening to him sing and play his guitar. If he wasn’t playing his guitar or singing, he was tinkering or trying to fix something. He was incredibly handy and could tackle anything that needed to be fixed.
Darrel is survived by his mother, Mary Smith of Drain, Oregon, and children, Dustin Smith, Jimmy Smith, and Crystal Bass. He is also survived by siblings Paula, and Sharon Hair, and five grandchildren; Zach, Ashlynne, Marcus, Christopher, Elizabeth, and two grandchildren who have not yet arrived. He is preceded in death by his father
Visitation will be at Allen Mortuary Monday, Dec 21 from 10:00am to 5:00pm.The Celebration of Life will also be on Monday Dec 21, at Monte Vista Chapel in the SEB building. The doors will be open at 10:00am for refreshments; with the service to begin at 11:00am. Following the service there will be a time of fellowship, during which time lunch will be served.