WOOSTER -- Darrell Allen Smith, 59, of Wooster passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Darrell was born Aug. 22, 1957, in Medina, the son of Donald and Gertrude Falin Smith. He was the ultimate hard worker, starting at a young age shining shoes. He worked at Wooster Equity as a teenager, then moved on to the oil fields. Along with his wife, Pam, he was owner/operator of DNC Transport since 1981.
The most important things to Darrell were his wife, children and grandchildren. He wanted them to have all that he didn't have growing up, anything he could provide to make them happy. His life took on a whole new purpose the day his first grandson, Cole, was born.
Darrell enjoyed spending time with Cole and Cam, Saturdays spent with Jason and WeeWee cooking for him. He also enjoyed dirt racing, causing trouble on the CB radio and, a big one for him, getting a good deal. He had a huge heart and loved helping people, which he did many, many times in his life time.
He will be so missed by his family, he was our rock. Love you forever, Pa.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Pam Cassidy; a daughter, Wendy Cassidy of Wooster; a son, Jason (Vanessa) Cassidy of Jeromesville; grandsons, Cole Cassidy and Cameron Heckman of Wooster; brothers, Dean (Mary) Smith of Big Prairie and Dale (Linda) Smith of Belgium; brothers-in-law, Gary (Jodi) Cassidy and Irwin Miner of Wooster, and Mark Cassidy of Cabot Ark.; a sister-in-law, Lori (Wayne) Kasserman of Wooster; his mother-in-law, Anita Cassidy of Shreve; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ashley Cassidy; his parents, Donald and Gertrude Smith; brothers, Donald Ray and Mike Smith; a sister, Cindy Miner; a sister-in-law, Lisa Cassidy; his father-in-law, Glen Cassidy; best friend, Rob Knopp; and his beloved dog, Tabitha.
Friends were received on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, where a service was Sunday, Feb. 5, at 12:33 p.m. Pastor Rodney Falin will officiate. Burial was in Wooster Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Cole Cassidy, in care of PNC Bank, 1176 Beall Ave., Wooster 44691.