Darrell’s life began on July 3, 1938, the son of Frederick Ernest and Marie (Stevens) Lydick in LaVante, Kansas. He attended schools in Grant Pass, Missouri. He was a truck driver, carpenter and a scrap metal recycler. Darrell built his first house fully - timber and all. He was a former member of the Wichita Mo-Par Club and enjoyed woodworking.
His loving family includes his daughters, Jean (Wayne) Meairs of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Nancee Zeek of Douglass; son, Wayne (Carolyn) Lydick of El Dorado; step-sons, Emery and Roger Miller both of Jacksonville, Florida; step-daughter, Irene Miller of Leon; sisters, Mary Ann Lydick of Harrison, Arkansas and Bonnie Rederick of Phoenix, Arizona; grandchildren, Shawn Smith, Christopher Reese, Stephanie Reese, Jason Reese, Kaylinn Williams, Justin Hall, Chrissy Hall, Daniel Orman, Brandon Orman, Sarah Ivey, Sheri Meairs and C.W. Meairs; 33 great-grandchildren. Darrell passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017, having reached the age of 79 years old.
Darrell’s family will gather on Tuesday, October 17, from 5-7 to greet friends and family at Carlson Funeral Home. His graveside service will be held Wednesday, October 18, at Latham Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. His funeral service will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Crossroads Baptist Church with Pastor Bill Riffee officiating.
Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to Crossroads Baptist Church, 11441 E. Central Avenue, Wichita, Kansas 67206. Please sign his online guest book and leave a memory of Darrell at www.carlsonkirbymorris.com
Charitable donations may be made to:
Crossroads Baptist Church
11441 E. Central, Wichita KS 67206