Darrell Scott Stephens, age 57, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018. He was born on February 4, 1961 in Kalamazoo, the son of Richard and Carole Stephens. Darrell was a lifelong resident of West Michigan, where he lived at the time of his passing.
A 32 year employee of Duncan Aviation in Battle Creek, Darrell worked his way up in the company from pumping gas and fixing tires in the accessory shop to lead NDT tech and supervisor.
Darrell appreciated spending time at his home on Mudd Lake in Delton, where he could be found fishing, boating, and grilling out. He enjoyed watching movies, spending time with his children and grandchildren, and tinkering in the garage. Darrell loved hosting family gatherings, driving his 1965 Thunderbird, and his children and mother.
Darrell is survived by his loving family, mother: Carole Herdegen, two children: Jud (Amber Barker) Stephens and Chelsea (Scott) Lyerly, siblings: Ralph Stephens and Barbara Webster, his 12 grandchildren, his girlfriend: Christine Burns, and many dear friends.
Darrell was preceded in death by his father: Richard Stephens, and brother: Lester Stephens.
Darrell's family will receive friends Saturday, April 7, 2018, 10:00 to 11:00 AM, at Williams-Gores Funeral Home in Delton, where his memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Jeff Worden officiating. Interment will take place at a private family event at a later date.
Prior to his passing, Darrell elected to become a donor. As his final act of generosity and love, Darrell was able to donate to the Gift of Life Foundation, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in his memory at http://giftoflifefoundationmi.org/to-contribute/ will be appreciated. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Darrell’s family.