KERRVILLE - Darel Eugene Allen, Jr., 52, of Kerrville, TX passed from this life on March 13, 2016 at a local hospital after a brief battle with cancer. He was born August 24, 1963 in Midwest City, OK to Darel Eugene, Sr. and Jo Ann (Ricketts) Allen.
Darel attended schools in Houston, TX and Corpus Christi, TX before graduating from high school in Farmington, NM. Darel was an avid baseball player and spent many hours playing for Flour Bluff Middle School in Corpus Christi, TX, Farmington High School, Farmington, NM, and the Connie Mack teams also in Farmington, NM. He participated on the high school wrestling team in Farmington, NM as well. Darel attended college at Southwestern Oklahoma State, Durant, OK for two years and attended Bee County College on a baseball scholarship.
On February 1, 1987, Darel married Rhonda Geraldine Hines and his pride and joy, Kyle Lee Allen, was born on February 17, 1988.
During Darel's life, he moved about Oklahoma and Texas, finally settling in Kerrville in 2012. He has been employed by Comanche Trace Country Club for the past three years and dearly loved his job along with the people he worked with.
He was preceded in death by his father, Darel Eugene Allen, Sr.; uncle, Billy Ray Allen; grandparents, Jess and Clara Mae Allen.
Those left to cherish and honor his memory are his son, Kyle Lee Allen; granddaughters, Emerson Grace Allen and Kinslee Rose Allen; mother, Jo Ann Allen Krauskopf; brothers, Paul S. Pledger and wife, Janet, David W. Pledger, and Ben K. Krauskopf; uncles, Charles Allen, Edward Dale Allen, and Jimmy Allen; aunts, Louellen Brewer, Beverly West, and Sue Ward; along with a host of many loving friends, neighbors, and co-workers who will miss his smile daily.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 5 PM, in the Main Chapel of Kerrville Funeral Home, 1221 Junction Highway,
Kerrville, TX 78028 with the Rev. Frankie Enloe, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that monetary gifts be made to the Salvation Army or to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home. (830) 895-5111
Celebration of Life
Kerrville Funeral Home Chapel
1221 Junction Hwy.
Kerrville, TX 78028
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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