Graveside services for Darrel J. Brubaker, 82, Lawrence, KS will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Oak Hill Cemetery. Darrel passed away Monday, August 10, 2015 at his home after battling Glioblastoma (brain cancer).
Darrel was born September 30, 1932 in Pawnee, OK the son of Orvil and Hazel (Lizer) Brubaker. His bride was Mary Della Cartmill, marrying her on September 16, 1952 in Tatum, New Mexico.
He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Ft. Hood, TX.
Darrel started out on the drilling rigs in New Mexico. With hard work and a number of moves across the country, he completed his career as the Vice President of Crude Oil Operations with Koch Oil Company, retiring in 1989.
Darrel was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ in Liberty, MO, and most recently attended Southside Church of Christ. Darrel was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, and participated with the Sheriff Posse, a service organization in Breckenridge, TX.
In addition to Mary, other survivors include sister, Carole Brown of Tulsa, OK. Daughters Brenda Flynn and Anjanette Wilhelm, sons-in-law Daniel Flynn and Doug Wilhelm, all of Lawrence. Granddaughters Emily Baumiller and husband, Craig of Piedmont, SD. Mary Sousa and husband, Nelson of Bashor, KS. Nathan & Olivia Wilhelm of Lawrence, KS. Four great grandchildren, Ryan and Grant Baumiller, Mark and Allison J. Sousa. Five nieces and seven nephews including Brad Avants, Thibodaux, LA who lived with the family and became like a son. Darrel was preceded in death by sisters, Zoe Burge and Patty Bradford.
The family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence until graveside at 11:00 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the VNA Hospice of Douglas County and may be sent in care of the mortuary.