Darrel Duane Smith was born on February 1, 1951 in Corcoran, CA to Eugene and Vivian Smith and died in Visalia, surrounded by family, on February 28, 2018. He married Connie (Meneses) Smith in June, 1974 and they enjoyed nearly 44 years of marriage. They had four children and seven grandchildren. Darrel taught 4th and 6th grade at Sunnyside elementary for 20 years before retiring. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, supporting his children in all their endeavors, and loving and caring for his grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his wife Connie, mother Vivian, brother Don (and Donna), sister Diane (and John), his children, Caroline (and Jim), Michael (and Joanna), Allison (and Chris), Mark (and Catherine) and his seven grandchildren: Connor, Everett, Paxton, Jack, Sawyer, Sofia, and Reese.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 6 at 1 pm at Porterville Funeral and Cremation Center, 765 W Henderson. Donations in his honor may be sent to the American Cancer Society.