No public services are planned at this time for Darrel E. Spain, 82, Lawrence, who passed away Friday, October 1, 2021.
He was born on July 4, 1939, in Leavenworth, Kansas, graduated from Baldwin High School and was a Communications Specialist and Paratrooper in the US Army.
Darrel worked at the University of Kansas as a painter and later owned and operated his own company, Spain Painting.
Darrel married his wife Julie, on March 25, 1965. They have three children: Gina (John), Darren, and Kelly (Peter), and 4 grandchildren: Erin, Chandler, Claudia & Juliet.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Edith Spain Lauderback; his sisters Darlene Smith and Kathy Worden; and brother Keith Spain. His surviving sisters are Barbara Lee Spain Brizendine (Larry) and Peg Hawkey.
He was an avid bowler and golfer and enjoyed hunting and fishing, crossword puzzles and cheering on the Jayhawks, Royals and Chiefs. Darrel was a man of few words but a master of dad jokes. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and attended as many of their sporting events and school activities as possible. His smile and sense of humor will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association or Alzheimer’s Association, in care of the funeral home, 601, Indiana St., Lawrence, KS 66044.