Darrell HundleyAugust 22, 1960 ~ August 9, 2020 (age 59)
Darrell E. Hundley, age 59, of Claremont, IL went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 9, 2020, following a two year courageous battle with cancer.
Services will be held Friday, August 14th 2020 at Thrasher Family Funeral Home in Olney, IL. Visitation will be held from 11:30am - 1:00pm and a funeral service will follow at 1:00pm. Graveside Service will be immediately following services at Crest Haven Memorial Park in Claremont, IL. Pastor Mike Baker will be officiating.
Darrell was born in 1960 in Olney, IL, the son of the late Robert D. and Cordia M. Hundley. Darrell prided himself on making his parents proud; he was an excellent student, a strong athlete, witty beyond measure and smile that lit up any room he was in.
Darrell was an avid sports enthusiast, who as a youngster played baseball and basketball, as an adult he proudly coached several children’s sports teams, as a geezer he uproariously cheered his favorite teams. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. After 55 years of unwavering support of his Cubbies and enduring unrelenting chiding from rival St. Looser fans, he shamelessly gloated and celebrated their long anticipated World Series win.
Darrell was a proud 1978 graduate of East Richland High School, Olney, IL and of Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL (Bachelors & Masters Business Degrees). For 32 years he was employed as the Chief Operating Officer for Three Star Drilling in Sumner, IL, later also including Devin Energy in Canada.
Darrell is survived by wife Debra Hundley of Claremont, IL; daughter Rachel “Danielle” Thiam, husband Ablaye of Alexandria, VA; brother Robert “Dean” Hundley of Claremont, IL; brother James “David” Hundley, wife Gwen of Houston, TX; sister Denise Hulfachor of Lawrenceville, IL; sister Diane Hundley of Olney, IL; and sister Deborah Evans, husband Howard of Fishers, IN. Darrell’s loving blended family includes Jayson Sechrest, wife Stacey of Sterling, IL; Patrick Litherland, wife Kathryn of St. Petersburg, FL; Sean Litherland, wife Jenny of Enterprise, AL; Kasey Smith, husband Anthony of Utica, KY; and many grandchildren.
The family finds solace in knowing Darrell has been reunited with his son Devin and his Mother is reunited with her favorite child. Darrell will be most remembered as a loving Dad, Poppi, brother, son, friend and of course husband. He will be sadly missed.