of Harrison, AR
July 18, 1942 - April 3, 2021
Darrell Eugene "Jug" Chadwick's countdown on this earth timed out on 4/3/21. An avid area basketball fan, he left the stands for a Heavenly court doing some of his favorite things with his granddaughter Chelesea. Darrell was born on July 18, 1942 in Oxley, Arkansas the oldest son of Erma Chadwick. He was raised in Oxley by his maternal grandparents Ab and Floy Chadwick. Darrell spent 15 years of his life with his love and best friend Lana Switzer until her death in 2012.Darrell's career path started off as a Cisco gas station attendant. He then found his way to work at Arkansas Western Gas Company, where he walked many miles. He finished his career and retired as a well respected civil service worker at the Army Reserve Center in Harrison. Throughout the years Darrell claimed the title of champion "JIG" dancer at the annual Leslie Homecoming celebration numerous times. Besides dancing and listening to music, he was a jokester always teasing and pulling one's leg. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and even strangers as he never met one. He was a member of the Mountain Springs Full Gospel Church, where he found his love for God and gained new family members. Darrell is survived by his son Tony Chadwick of Tulsa, Oklahoma and three daughters Angela Olsen and Amanda (Rob) Slape of Harrison and Aimee (Daniel) Farley of Bee Branch, Arkansas; three granddaughters and two grandsons: Chelesea (Josh) Chadwick and Dustin (Skylar) Chadwick of Tulsa, Jacob and Hannah Farley of Bee Branch, and Payce Slape of Harrison; one daughter-in-law, Partresia "Chunky" Chadwick of Tulsa; three brothers: Roger Chapman, David Chapman, Allen Zan Chapman of Oxley; three sisters: Mitzi (Scott) Morton of Arizona, Mary Green of Ozark, and Elaine (Tim) Metcalf of Kansas City. He had numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was cared for by many friends and family along with Linda Ditterline, Glenda Fitzhugh, and especially his loving neighbor and friend, Lora Crow. Visitation will be held at Roller Christenson Funeral Home in Harrison on Thursday, April 8th from 6-8 PM. A grave side service will be held at Kuykendall Cemetery in Leslie on April 9th at 2 PM. A celebration of life will follow the service in "The Barn" on the family homestead where Darrell was born in Oxley. The service will be officiated by Pastor Justin and Trent Villines of Mountain Springs Full Gospel Church. Chairs will be very limited at the graveside service so please bring your own lawn chair if you need to sit. Thank you.
Darrell was such a 'charmer' and always so much fun to be around. He always left you feeling better after spending time with him......we should all 'take notes'!!! His smile, laughter and wit will be greatly missed as they just don't make them like Darrell anymore......my heartfelt prayers go out to his family. Godspeed Darrell...........
I"m so sorry to see that Darrell has passed. We were in the same graduating at Leslie High School. He will be missed.
I love you Uncle Darrell. I will miss playing cards with you and your funny banter.
Will miss seeing you in your front row seat at ballgames. Thank you for always having that infectious smile. You will be missed by many.
So sorry for your loss
Jug, you will be greatly missed. I always enjoyed seeing and talking to you at all the area ballgames. Prayers to your family.
My thoughts and prayers for all family and friends . Daryl was a heart of gold. If there was a ballgame he would be there. He was a jokester too. I know he will be greatly missed. May a God give u comfort and peace during these difficult days lying ahead. God bless
My condolence to the family. Keep those wonderful memories!
Darrell was an amazing Man with a heart of gold. He gave so much love to Mom and she treasured his presence kn her life. I am so grateful for the love he shared with her. I felt so blessed to have him in our lives. I have no doubt they are sharing time in Heaven, probably taking in the biggest and best auction off those streets of gold. Setting up an amazing yard sale for all the angels to wander through. They were An amazing team.♥️ Love and Prayers to you all.
My condolences to his family & friends. He will be missed by the many lives he touched. Prayers for all. I believe his legacy will live on in the hearts of those who loved him.
So sorry for your loss!!! Prayers for the family!!
To the family of Darrell, sorry for your loss.
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Darrell. My husband and Darrell go back a long way. They worked at Cisco’s together and he was a groomsmen in our wedding. We use too play cards together along with several other couples. Even though we had moved from Harrison several years ago he was thought of often and all the fun times that were shared. He was a great man and we know he will be missed. Our prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Wick, I loved so much. Can't wait to dance with you as we stroll a cross heaven enjoying the glories of our savior.
He was a wonderful man! He will be missed in the stands at ballgames for sure! We were able to see him at Clinton this year watching his girls play from Valley and Bergman. His smile was contagious. His friendship with my dad Stanley was such a wonderful thing.... our thoughts and prayers are with your family.... heaven gained a great man!💚💙
My thoughts & Prayers are with all of the Family. He will be missed!!
It is sure hard to say goodbye to one of my dearest friends. Darrell must have been born with that wonderful personality and dancing ability. One of the best "jig" dancers and for that matter any kind of dancing. He loved life and all the people with whom he came in contact. I know the Lord has a special place for Darrell.
Darrell you will be missed greatly. I am so thankful that my family and I got to know you over the years when you would come and watch the girls play basketball. Kailee loved to see you in the stands and cheering her and the Bergman girls on. Kessa was so happy that you got to see her play one more time this year in the state tourney. You were an inspiration to everyone that you came into contact with. We will miss seeing you next year at the ball games but we will save your seat for you. We will never forget you..
Darrell was one of a kind good man. He was so much fun and never met a stranger. Good dancer, light in his feet. He will be missed by many. Prayers for the family. RIP Darrell
Darrell was a great man with a big heart! He always had a smile and laugh for everyone. He will be missed at Leslie Homecomings for sure! My prayers are with the family during this most difficult time for God’s strength and peace. Please email me @ email@example.com because I have paperwork for the family to fill out from Kuykendall Cemetery.
A Big hearted man, who knew how to make the world smile! I will miss your humor and kindness.
Family you are in our thoughts and prayers.
I sure did love Chadwick! While my husband served overseas he was my go-to man! One night, years after my husband had returned home, I seen Chadwick at the VFW. He didn’t see me, he had his back turned towards me and dancing away. I went up behind him and pinch him on the butt.... He jumped up and yelled out “you’re gonna give this old man a heart attack!” 😂😂 Then he grabbed me and hugged me so tight! That’s one of my favorite memories with him. He is going to be missed dearly. ❤️
When we met Darrell, over 25 year ago, we immediately loved him. His smile and joyous personality made us feel like we were already good friends. We shared many hugs over the years. Truly a wonderful man. Peace to all the family.Love,Joyce Brewer and George Berczik
So sorry he was a joy to be around and could always brighten the day with his laughter.
Praying for the family. Darrell was one of a kind! He was one of those “they don’t make them like that anymore” type men and will be greatly missed!
You will be missed.
We are so very sorry for the families loss. Darrell's personality was bigger than life, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Rest in Peace!!
Prayers of peace and comfort for your entire family.
Darrell was a lifelong friend of Loretta and me. We ran around together a lot when we were young and had lots of fun. Darrell had a great sense of humor. He was also a good jig dancer.