Darrel Alan Sprang


Darrel Alan Sprang
Darrel Alan Sprang

Darrel Alan Sprang, 82, of Amarillo, Texas passed peacefully on August 31, 2023.

He was a loving husband, father, sibling, and friend to many. Born July 2, 1941, he is survived by his wife of 37 years, Peggy who resides in Amarillo, four sons and their wives, Will and Sandee from Columbia, SC, Walter and Connie from San Antonio, TX, James and Lanae from Fort Worth, TX, and Doug and Shannon Puckett of Tulsa, OK, one daughter and her husband, Toni and Tommy McSpedden of Kemp, Texas, his brother and sister-in-law, Don and Roseanne Sprang of Madison, WI, and his sister Dorothy Freeman, of Lancaster, PA. He is also survived by his 14 grandchildren, Alan, Tyler, Alex, Isaac, Erin, Adam, Madalyn, Lucas, Caleb, Corey, Kodie, Kayla, Kaden, and Taylor.

Raised on a farm in the De Smet, South Dakota area, Darrel spent his childhood years helping his family run the farm. After serving in the National Guard, he later married and moved to Luverne, Minnesota, eventually working for Iowa Beef Processors. In 1975, Darrel moved his young family to Amarillo, Texas when he was transferred with his work. He spent the rest of his life in Amarillo and spent his time raising and supporting his family, serving his community, and making countless friends. For those that knew him best, Darrel was described as a hardworking and loving man, with kindness for all he encountered. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, clay shooting, drinking beer, watching football, attending baseball games, and hearing a great joke. He will forever be remembered for his enduring laughter and ability to make others feel loved and valued. He attended First Christian Church with his church family.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Friday, September 1, 2023, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Darrel’s family asks your attendance to celebrate his life at First Christian Church on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

5 Replies to “Darrel Alan Sprang”

  1. Sincere condolences to the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God provide the necessary peace and comfort to your family and friends during this difficult time. Please remember these words of encouragement from the Bible: “ Jesus plainly told her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” —John 11:20-25.

  2. I have known Darrel eversince I came to Amarillo in 1975. He showed me the thrills and chills of high-speed cattle killing. I will miss my friend,and am sorry for his family’s loss.

  3. So sorry to hear this, Mr. Sprang was always so kind and patient with us as knuckleheaded teenagers. Prayers for the peace of the Lord to surround you and your family.

  4. Peggy and Family…..
    Marilyn and I are so sorry to hear of Darrel’s Passing. My memories of Darrel are his infectious smile and laughter.
    May you and your family find comfort in knowing that Darrel touched many lives in such a positive way..
    May our Lord and Savior welcome Darrel
    with open arms into His heavenly home.
    Our Love,
    Lowell & Marilyn Arwood
    Gallatin, Tennessee

  5. I’m sorry to hear of Darrel’s passing. I always enjoyed catching up with what he and his family have been doing since the last family reunion. Keeping you folks in my prayers that God will give you comfort.

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