Creed, Darrell R.

EOW: May 03, 2022

October 26, 1940 – May 3, 2022 Darrell Richard Creed, 10/26/40 – 05/03/22, passed away after several years of illness in Denton County, Texas. He was born in Latham, Kansas, but spent most of his adult years in California, most recently in Irvine and Orange. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Morris, his children Shawn (Sara), Kristie Ogilvie-Cowling (Mike), five grandchildren, his stepdaughter Rachel Eberstein (John) and their two sons, and his brother, Farris. He and his first wife, Marilyn (deceased), also parented several foster children, including Andy Delgado Monti, whom they considered their son. Darrell had many occupations, beginning with farming at an early age in Kansas. He was a natural leader and was admired by supervisors and peers alike. He was most proud of his service in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office, where he retired as a Lieutenant after 17 years. Among his accomplishments, he served as a Parole Agent in San Clemente; a police officer in El Monte; managed the warehouse for Powerine Oil Company; was a security specialist for Northrup; performed security clearances for the Department of Defense; owned a Christmas tree farm; and taught junior high school mathematics. He was active in the support of sports and other activities for his children when he lived in Irvine, and served on the Planning Commission for Sumner County, Kansas. Darrell and Patricia moved to Corinth, Texas after she retired from teaching. They also bought a farm near his boyhood home in South Haven, Kansas, where they spent many hours enjoying the peaceful rural life. He often spoke of and missed his mother, Helen (Clum) Creed, who he credited with his success in life.