Beloved son, brother, husband, father and grandfather.
Darrell was preceded in death by his father Carvin Dean Suratt.
He is survived by his Mother, Inez Suratt and sister Donna Kay Foote of McKinney, TX; Wife of 41 years, Chiarina Suratt; Daughters Jacklyn Nichol “Nikki, called Nik by her daddy” of Dallas, Stephanie Michelle “Sissy” and Kelly Vincenza “Doot” of Mesquite, TX; Son, John Dean Suratt “Bubba” and wife Ashley of Crandall, TX; Grandsons - Christopher Gibson, Michael Suratt, Dylan Lindeman, Dylan and Daygen Schultz; Granddaughters Alexes Sanchez, Katelyn Robinson-Suratt, Kelsey Lindeman and Gracee Phelps; and many nieces and nephews across North Texas.
Extended family, Pat and Elizabeth O’Quinn. Pat is a friend of more than 55 years as he and Darrell grew up together in Pleasant Grove and stayed very good friends throughout the years.
First and foremost, Darrell was a family man. He loved his family whole-heartedly. He loved his wife, his children and grandchildren to a fault, never putting himself first.
Darrell had many childhood friends who stayed in touch over the years. Growing up in Dallas, Tx a graduate of H. Grady Spruce HS, class of 1974. Darrell had a passion and loved classic muscle cars. Darrell loved his old ‘55 Chevy 2-dr coupe, ’67 GTO, ’69 Camaro and ’72 Chevy pickup among others. To this day, Darrell loved collecting “Hot Wheels” which was a constant reminder of his old cars.
Darrell never met a stranger. Countless friends, former co-workers and known to many in his beloved Baseball families across North Texas as “Pop”. Darrell raised his grandsons Michael and Dylan Suratt as baseball players since the age of 4 years old. Throughout the years, various North Texas baseball teams, he has met and befriended many other families who love baseball as much as him. Along these many years, he was a familiar face to many youngsters who share the love of baseball. Darrell sat countless hours watching his grandson’s practice and play baseball. Speaking to moms and dads of the players and getting to know the families.
In his early years, Darrell worked in the drywall business with his father, Carvin Dean Suratt, multiple uncles and brother-in-law, Harold Foote. Darrell later had a career in Sales in the Auto Paint Industry in Mesquite and Dallas and traveled all around North Texas.
Darrell loved family time and family gatherings. A big part of Darrell’s family life is Linda and Dan Kenny of Plano, Tx and their family. As a family, we enjoyed many hours at the Kenny household watching movies, good food, talking, laughing, playing cards and sharing quality family time. Mother-in-Law, Chiarina Avery was always nearby.
Darrell loved playing games such as bingo and solving puzzle books before online games came along. Online “Poker Stars” and “Bingo” was his ultimate favorite. Throughout the years we often played card games and “Texas Hold-em” tournaments as a family with friends always welcome.
Darrell will always be loved and will be greatly missed! Until we meet again on the other side, we take comfort in knowing that Darrell is with his Lord and Savior celebrating in heaven.