Darrell E. McGill - age: 83
(July 26, 1929 to September 05, 2012
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 6:00 PM at Evans Miller Guinn Exeter Chapel.
Darrell McGill was preceded in death by his parents, Warren Emmett and Cora Ann McGill, Mother-in-Law Melvina Ann Carter, Son Jeffrey Dewayne and his Beloved Wife, Vina Mae McGill. He is survived by his Son Richard, his Daughters Kathy Jones (Ralph), Darla Homer (James), three Granddaughters Lisa, Kerry and Amber, on Great Grand Daughter Jade, his Brother Doyle, Sister Emma Jean (Clifford) and Nephew David and Niece Melissa.
One of the things that he enjoyed in his life was baseball. He was the captain of the Farmersville Tigers and played in many fun and exciting games. He could throw a very fast hard ball that you would not want to be on the receiving end of. He liked to go for rides in the country with his family or to a local park for a picnic. He loved a nice big cold slice of watermelon in the summer. His family was very loved and important to him. They all worked together for many years growing and selling the most delicious vegetables around. People would come from Los Angeles to by his watermelons. He and his wife had several different vegetable stands in the area for many years. Darrell also loved the beauty of the many colorful flowers he grew. Many Sunday mornings there would be a very big and beautiful bouquet on the alter table from the flower beds around the house. When his health started to decline he continued to grow things into he front and back yards of his home and everyone in the neighborhood enjoyed the bounty from it. Darrell loved to sit in his chair on the driveway and wave and talk with those who passed by each day. He was a wonderful talker and could tell some great jokes. His cats, Shadow and Troubles were his little buddies and he loved them dearly. They would cuddle up on the bed with him at night and purr him to sleep.
Darrell worked for many years at the Exeter Foundry until he retired and then for many more years as a Warehouseman for Exeter Cold Storage. He drove trucks for a local winery and also worked as an irrigator for Pinkham Properties.
He was a strong but gentle man, who loves his family very much. He will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in God's loving Grace, Poppy.