Darrell D. Fellows, 79, of Midland, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel in Midland.
Darrell was born Oct. 9, 1934, to Annie and Paul Fellows in Amherst, Neb. Darrell graduated from Kearney High School and then went on to serve our country, enlisting in the United States Air Force, rising to the rank of Master Sergeant. Duty assignments in Texas, England, Ohio, Okinawa, Arizona, Thailand and Alaska highlighted a 25-year career. Darrellâs second career was with the Big Spring State Hospital, retiring from the maintenance department after 19 1/2 years.
He married Londa Kaye Feaster on July 3, 1990, in Midland.
Darrell enjoyed fishing and camping trips with family in earlier years. He later purchased land in Stanton and thoroughly enjoyed âbuilding upâ the âfarm.â He loved animals and had fun raising chickens and goats. Darrell was an early riser and would like to greet the sunrise at the farm. When not at the farm Darrell spent time on the computer working crossword puzzles and playing card games. He was an avid reader of westerns, fiction and non-fiction.
Darrell celebrated his 24th year wedding anniversary July 3 with wife, Londa. They were happily married and she doted on him. He will be remembered as having a great sense of humor and will be sorely missed by family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Londa Kaye Fellows; son, Joel Dean Fellows of Midland, Texas; daughter, Denita Jean Kionka of Arlington, Texas; sister, Roberta Roeder of Nebraska; grandchildren, Leah Fellows of Midland, Texas and Jeff and Hayley Kionka of Arlington, Texas; and loving nephews and nieces.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dale Fellows and Harvey Fellows; and sister, Pauline Wells.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to St. Judeâs Childrenâs Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com