Willard "Darrell" Smith
Willard “Darrell” Smith, 69, of Loami, died at 12:51 pm, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born August 10, 1947 in Springfield, to William and Anna Mae Houchens Smith. He married Nellie “Jo Ann” Bale on March 17, 1968 and she survives.
Also Surviving are one daughter, Kristina Lynn Underwood of Loami; two sons, Scott Edwin Smith of Loami and David Allen (Janet) Smith of Springfield, TN; six grandchildren, Kayla Underwood, Kameron Underwood, Caeson Smith, Hunter Dorris, Vivian Dorris and Daniel Smith; one great granddaughter, Ava Underwood; two sisters, Patty Ann Miller of Hallsville, MO and Melinda (Companion, Dan Hinman) Presswood of Macomb; two brothers, William David (Gina) Smith of Gillespie and Ricky (companion, Peggy Dowson) Smith of Divernon and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Darrell was US Army veteran serving in the Vietnam War. He worked as a mechanic and enjoyed tractor pulling; the outdoors, fishing and hunting.
Family will host a celebration of life at a later date with burial at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Loami Fire Department.