Oscar Darrell Leek
June 29, 1939 – August 6, 2019
Oscar “Darrell” Leek was born June 29, 1939 in the Ozarks of Blanche, Missouri, to Oscar Therman and Hazel Irene (Pigg) Leek. He was the oldest of 3 boys. When he was young, the family traveled from Missouri to Klamath Falls, Oregon to find work in the sawmills. They then lived in the sawmill town of Canby, California for a few years and saved enough money to pay for a 440 acre farm in Trail, Missouri. Darrell was about 10 years old at that time. They only lived there for 3 years until they realized it was no place for kids to get an education, and moved to Oregon. They settled in another sawmill town of Hilt, California where Darrell graduated from Hilt grade school. Then they moved to Talent, Oregon where Darrell attended High school. Darrell met Susan Zimmerman Boyd, the love of his life on the first day of school. They were married a couple of years after High School. Darrell and Susan lived in Ashland for many years. They traveled around the backroads of Oregon in a motorhome, fishing and hunting and loving their life together. Darrell Worked 20 years at the Ashland Ford garage before he built his own auto body shop. Later in life he purchased an auto repair appraisal business. He and Susan loved garage selling on the weekends. Darrell died quietly at home on August 6th. Darrell was preceded in death by his parents and Susan. He is survived by his younger brothers Dale of Casa Grande, AZ, and Doyle of Corvallis, OR. A special thanks to Susan’s family and Darrell’s special friend James for being there for him for the past 5 years since Susan’s death.