Darrell “Slick” Grammer

Funeral services for Darrell LaVern Grammer, 79, Lawrence, will be 2 PM Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Grammer died Friday, October 28, 2016 at Baldwin Healthcare.

He was born May 16, 1937, in Clinton, KS, the son of Walter and Ruby (Rist) Grammer. He lived his entire life in Lawrence. He served in the U.S. Army at Ft. Lewis, WA, from 1959-1961.

He worked as a backhoe operator for thirty years. He was employed by N.R. Hamm and W.A. Dunbar, (LRM).

Darrell married Eleanor Faye Sparks on July 7, 1961. She died in 2002.

Survivors include three sons, Keith of Shawnee; Richard (Sandra), of San Diego, CA; Dennis (Kris) of Lawrence; a daughter, Karen Strickland of Lawrence; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren, two sisters, Beulah Anderson, Shirley Harris, and a brother Gerald Grammer.

He was preceded in death by his six loving siblings, Wesley Grammer, Alfred Grammer, Wilford Grammer, Wilma Stone, Phyllis Hurley and Howard Grammer, and by his loving son-in-law, Stoney Strickland,

Friends may call from 1pm – 7:30pm Wednesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 5 – 7:30pm.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044

Cremation will take place after the service. A family inurnment will be at a later date.