Darrel Lewis Smith, 80, of Bloomington, IN, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018, after singing "It Is Well With My Soul" at his home congregation, Evangelical Community Church.
Darrel was born, August 10, 1938, in Yuba City, CA. He was the son of Elmer and Winona (Thompson) Smith.
Darrel played the accordion and the French horn and he sang in church choirs for more than 60 years. His favorite song was "What A Friend We Have In Jesus."
He received his teaching license from Westmont College and then he taught for Wheatland School District, including Beale Air Force Base, for over 30 years.
Darrel is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jane Pea Smith; their children, Janell, Eric and Darrin Smith; their niece, Amy Grourke Norris; and their grandchildren.
Visitation will be at 1:00pm, followed by funeral services at 2:00pm, Thursday, November 1, 2018, at Evangelical Community Church, 503 S. High St., Bloomington, IN, 47401, with Pastor's Bob Whitaker, John Mangrum, and Dan Waugh officiating. Burial will follow at Chambersville Cemetery in Spencer, IN.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in Darrel's memory to Ghana Rural Integrated Development (GRID) www.grid-nea.org
Memories of Darrel and condolences to the family may be made at www.thefuneralchapel.net.
Published by Appeal Democrat on Oct. 31, 2018.