OBITUARY

Darrell Hugh Killian

October 26, 1947February 11, 2018

Darrell Hugh Killian

Darrell, 70, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 in Vietnam, where he was touring during the 50th anniversary of the TET offensive. Born October 26, 1947 Darrell was the son of the late Hugh and Ruby Punch Killian. After graduating from St. Stephens High School, he served in the army with active duty in Vietnam 1968-69. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals. After his service with the army, he worked for General Electric until he retired in 1997. He then worked part-time for K & M Tire until his final retirement in October 2017. Darrell attended Miller’s Lutheran Church and was a member of the former Fairgrove United Methodist church. Darrell’s interests were traveling and Ford Mustangs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Michael Burns. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Huffman Killian; daughter, Tammy Killian Burns; grandson, Dylan Burns; step-sons Jeff Hawn and wife, Lisa; Phillip Hawn (Becky Loranger); step-grandchildren, Dustin, Amelia and Ella Hawn. Private graveside services with military rites will be held at a future date. Memorials may be made to the General Fund of Miller’s Lutheran Church. The Killian Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.

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Darrell Hugh Killian

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Jerry Young

February 18, 2018

Carolyn and family, please know that we share your grief and that you are in our thoughts and prayers. It was a real shock to hear of his passing since he was always so full of life. Our Tuesday morning GE breakfasts will not be the same without him!

Eddie and Sandy Munday

February 18, 2018

Got to know Darrell as he was part of the Family through Michael . I knew the minute he mentioned he was a mustang fan I would like him . Jusrt wanted to let the Family know our prayers are with you .

Jesse Kale

February 18, 2018

The brief couple of years I have known Papa Darrell, he was always good for a laugh. Thank you for the good times, the help cleaning at the doctors office, your compassion, your wit, but most of all, for accepting me in your family and being my friend. You are and will be greatly missed!
Love you Papa Darrell

Jesse Kale

FROM THE FAMILY