Brock Posted March 8, 2012 Report Share Posted March 8, 2012 Very sad news: Long-time Lucy fan and Lounge member Darrell Vail died last summer, aged just 55, survived by his partner and many family members: Darrell Duane Vail, 55, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, in Washington DC. Memorial graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 13, 2011, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne with Rev. Darrel Beggs officiating. Darrell was born July 14, 1956 in Big Spring to Harold W. and Angie (Carnahan) Vail. Beginning in the first grade, he attended Hillsboro schools and graduated from Hillsboro High School. As a youth, he was a member of Central Baptist Church in Hillsboro where he served in many capacities playing the piano, singing, going on mission trips and helping with Bible School. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Baylor University, a Master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and also a Master’s degree in counseling from Texas Christian University. After working in Fort Worth for four years, he transferred to Washington DC where he worked for a private counseling firm. He preached some youth revivals and filled in as a supply preacher on many occasions. An avid outdoors man, Darrell enjoyed participating in kayaking, hiking, mountain climbing, repelling and his favorite, spelunking. He loved archeology and traveling, and spent two months while in college in Israel working on an archeology dig at Timnah. Darrell was an avid fan of “I Love Lucy.” For many years, he volunteered one day a week at an organization in DC called Food and Friends, preparing food for meals that were delivered daily to persons with HIV and their families. He was recently honored as the Outstanding Volunteer for that organization. He was also an active volunteer with Crisis Intervention. Preceding him in death was his father in 1995. Survivors include his mother, Angie Vail of Hillsboro; aunt, Sue Jo Hodges and husband, Jim, of Huntsville, AL; three cousins, Julie Peace and husband, Ty, of Woodstock, GA, Janice Fain and husband, John, of Huntsville, AL, and Jennifer Whitman and husband, David, of Huntsville, AL; eight second cousins; and many, many friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Central Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 263, Hillsboro, TX 76645. R.I.P. Darrell. I'll never forgive ya for letting Dick talk you out of buying Gale's pick-up truck! lol For those of you who may not have had the pleasure of knowing him personally or only knew him through his board messages, or from other venues, he was just the nicest guy and will definitely be missed. In fact, he was quite missed at Lucy's 100th Birthday last year and people were asking where he and Dick were. Now, tragically, we know. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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