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Darrell Franklin Howe


1933 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Darrell Franklin Howe Obituary
August 10, 1933 - June 19, 2016 Darrell Howe, who embraced life, work, family and friends with passion, enthusiasm, humor and grace, passed away on Father's Day. He is survived by his wife Dana; children Tony, Danny, Lisa and Michele; 7 grand and 7 great-grandchildren. Darrell grew up in Palm Springs, CA, then spent 4 years in the U.S Air Force before moving to Los Angeles area where he worked as an actor, singer, producer and restauranteur. Creative and versatile, innovative and provocative, he soon became a successful entrepreneur. His consulting firm Hamilton-Howe (later Darrell Howe & Associates) included clients with annual budgets exceeding $300 million dollars. His first love was designing houses. He then discovered his talent for designing churches whose congregations would reach the "unchurched". His flagship design with beautiful contemporary worship centers is Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, TN. To watch his ideas take shape were comparable to watching an artist complete a painting. Darrell frequently said, "I've had the best life anyone could ever imagine."
Published in the Los Angeles Times from July 12 to July 24, 2016
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