It is with great sadness that the family of Darrell Lee Johnson announce his passing on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at the age of 68.
Darrell will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Susan; daughters, Chessaney Marie (Cameron) Debbie, Lisa (Milton); son, Bobby; grandchildren, Brailee, Heather, Jeremy, Justin, Alyssa, Elisabeth, Madelyn, Bryan and Brittany; great-grandchildren, Braeden, Gavin, Chloe, Jonathan, Aaron, William and Noah; brother, Don; nephew, Dane; and numerous other family members and friends.
Darrell was predeceased by his parents, Leroy and Frances Johnson; sons, York Shane and John; grandson, Matthew.
Darrell Lee Johnson was born in Shawnee, Kansas to Frances and Leroy Johnson. He excelled at school, especially at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School. Here, he won a National Award for debating, and the Quill & Scroll Award for his writings. Darrell attended Kansas University where he graduated with degrees in Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Business Administration. Darrell started working for Texas Instruments. He worked in the Consumer Products Division, and designed the Speak-N-Spell and Little Professor. Darrell worked at TI for over 30 years, and traveled extensively to Italy, Taiwan and China. He always loved his job and traveling the world, having adventures. Darrell Married Susan and they were married for 28 years. His wife Susan was by his side until the lord called for his angel to return home. Darrell loved her children and grandchildren as his own, and he was proud of their big family. Darrell had many hobbies; photography, rock collecting, building and construction, gardening, cooking BBQ, and playing poker. He had a great big laugh, a huge capacity to love, gave great advice, and was a very positive person. He loved to give you a big bear hug, and a firm pat on the back. He was a kind and generous person, who will be missed by all who loved him.
A Celebration of Darrell’s Life will be held on a future date.