Darrell Eugene Smith

April 5, 1968 – November 8, 2019

Darrell Eugene Smith, 51, of Caldwell passed away at his home surrounded by his family and friends November 8, 2019, after a courageous battle with Cancer. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 10am on Saturday, November 23, 2019 with a reception to follow at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers.
Darrell was born April 5, 1968 to Billy Mack Smith and Karolyn (Blackwell) Smith in Bryan, Texas. He married his best friend of 31 years, Debbie Hershberger on August 20, 1988 in Bryan, Texas.
In his younger days, he enjoyed riding motorcycles and hot roddin’ cars. He enjoyed working with his hands-on small engines, building repairs and all mechanic work. He was an outdoor enthusiast who loved spending time outside on his front porch watching the wildlife, hunting and fishing, and just enjoying life. He was a tremendous provider and father for his family. Darrell was American made; he loved his community, state, and country and made a point of only buying American made goods and services. Darrell served his community as a volunteer for the Beaver Creek Volunteer Fire Department. He would always look forward to the Smith Cousin get togethers. His biggest regret would be that he’s unable to walk his daughter Dacey down the aisle and to watch Leightin grow into a man.
Darrell is survived by his wife Debbie Smith of Caldwell; parents Billy Mack Smith of Caldwell and Karolyn Blackwell of Bryan; son and daughter-in-law, Dustin William & Karleigh Smith of Okmulgee, Oklahoma; daughter and boyfriend, Dacey Renee Smith and Michael Wiggins of Houston; brother, Spencer Smith of Caldwell; grandson, Leightin Smith; his fur baby, Charli, and many other loved ones and family friends.


  1. I love u Darrell Smith, always and forever….we r going to race those RC cars again brother….I love u Debbie, Dacey, Dustin, Spencer and Mr. Smith. Thanks for never giving up on me….

  2. I’m am deeply sorry for this loss of my cousin Debbie’s husband. Our family has gone thru some tremendous losses in our lifetime and sometimes it feels like it’s never going to end. When God calls upon his Angel’s to come home it’s never an easy task for the Loved one’s left behind! God bless you my dear cousin and I love you so much!! I wish I could be there for you but please know that I am only a phone call away!!! ❤️ Love you Always.

  3. Debbie and family my heart goes out to y’all and my prayers love you.. Darrell will be missed by many. Wish I could be there but a big hug to all. Love you Aunt Gwen

  4. Sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers and thoughts. God be with you through this trying time. Love you.

  5. I’ll will always remember Darrell and his family in the early 80’s. Riding motorcycles, playing baseball and enjoying the simpler times when we were young. It’s been at least 30 years since we saw each other but I always think about those times and will cherish your friendship and memories of you forever. Rest in Peace My friend. Gary

  6. Darrell was one of the finest men I knew, always smiling and had a laugh you could never forget. I’m gonna miss you my brother, I’m gonna build that shooting range we always said we would build. Love you my brother always will.

  7. Darrell I will miss you, cousin. My favorite memory of you is when we’re we’re kids playing at Grandma and Grandpa Blackwell’s Christmas morning. All I got were dolls but wanted a truck. Without missing a beat, you loaded my doll in your truck and gave her rides around the house. You were the sweetest, kindest guy with A heart the size of Texas. I will miss your southern drawl telling us your stories of living in “Snook”. You have always been an amazing person and anyone who ever knew you, knew what a special gem you are and the footprint you left in their lives will always remain. Can’t wait to see you again in glory- pain-free and full of awesome stories!! Love you so much and thank God for the blessing of having you, Debbie, Dustin and Dacey in our lives! ❤️

  8. DEbbie and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Remember I am only a couple houses away from u and am here to help in any way I can. I know we haven’t been close for the past couple of years but Darrell was a good person and I’m sad for all of you.

  9. Darrell,
    I will always remember when I met up with you and Debbie and realizing that you worked with my husband, Ron and saying oh, this is the darrell that I went to HS with. You and Ron were great friends. I know that it has been a very long time since we had seen you again, but it was nice keeping in touch with Debbie being facebook friends. You have a wonderful family. You will definitely be missed.

  10. Rest In Peace former classmate! I actually had you for a few classes when we were at BHS. Prayers and sincerest condolences for the loved ones you leave behind.
    RP Ramirez
    BHS Class of ‘86 Rules 4 Ever!!!

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