Estle Darrell Bland

March 31, 1953May 11, 2013
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Darrell Bland, 60, of Terre Haute, IN was called home to be with his Lord and Savior unexpectedly on Saturday, May 11, 2013. He was born on March 31, 1953, in Terre Haute to Estle and Rosa Mae (Foxworthy) Bland. Darrell was co-owner of Precision Label and Associated Label. He had previously worked at Columbia Records. He was an avid baseball and basketball fan, and always enjoyed watching his beloved St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers, and Indiana Hoosiers basketball. He loved spending time with his family and could always be counted on to watch his sons and nephews play baseball. He also loved to coach and touched many lives. He cherished his family more than anything and will always be lovingly remembered as a devoted father, husband, and true family man.

Darrell is survived by his wife Nancy of 24 years; sons, Brandon Bland and his wife Megan, Justin Fields and his wife Savannah, and Jared Reedy who was raised as one of his own; brothers, Bill Bland and his wife Betty and Randy Bland and his wife Kim; sisters, Sue Adams and Linda Grayless Mitchell and her husband Don; grandchildren, Luke Carter Bland, Greyson Christian Bland, Lula Rose Fields, and Max Connor Fields; nieces and nephews, Ryan, Abby, Regina, Cheryl, Brian, Brent, Cindy, Jill, Michele, Terri Lynn, and Lisa; and great-nieces and nephews, Derek, Ethan, Nathan, Taylor, Gunnar, Ella, Mickey, Grant, Tony, and Travis.

Darrell was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Sandra Kay, a brother Ed Bland, and a brother-in-law Larry Grayless.

Visitation will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, at the funeral home with Reverend Mark Grayless officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Darrell’s name to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Online condolences may be expressed at


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2013
  • Funeral Ceremony Thursday, May 16, 2013

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Brian Grayless

October 20, 2013

Darrell was more like a father to me than a uncle. I never made a important decision without first talking to him. He had a way about him that made you feel at ease. I miss him, but will see him in heaven one day again.

John and Rita (Prokop) Pritchett

May 18, 2013

I remember riding the school bus with Darrell. He was always quiet and polite. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in the many loving memories which you'll carry in your hearts forever. With deepest sympathy.

May 18, 2013

I am so very sorry for your loss Nancy. Darrell was a wonderful, kind, caring man that adored his family and was so devoted as a husband. I am beside myself to express the sorrow I feel for you and your family. I can only pray that the wonderful memories the two of you shared can comfort you at this most painful time. I love you Nancy and my heart is breaking for you and your family.

Debbie Bradbury-Hartman

May 16, 2013

Nancy, My heart is hurting for your loss. I never really knew Darrell. But I did know he made you VERY Happy. Cherish your memories, spend time with your children and Grandchildren. God Bless

Scott & Dawn Smith

May 14, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Nancy and the family at this time. Darrell was a wonderful person and to our family, he will be missed.

Rick Partin

May 14, 2013

I always enjoyed speaking with Darrell when I called Precision Label. He had that easy going way to make you feel like a good friend. He had a great sense of humor and a true love for life. He was a good man. I am sure he will be missed for many many years. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Rick Partin and the group at Web Graphics.