Darrell Glenn Burkett gently entered eternal life on November 22, 2022. He was surrounded by family including his wife, children, sister and all his grandchildren. Darrell had courageously fought liver cancer before losing his battle. He was 65 years old.
Darrell was born on June 30, 1957, in Bisbee, Arizona, to Preston and Johnie Burkett. He was the youngest of 4 children.
Darrell met and married Vicki Weigle, his high school sweetheart. They were blessed to have two children, Jessica Lori and Adrianne Annette. He is also survived by: his son, Eric East; his son-in-law, Charles Frye; and many grandchildren including, Dara Lyn, Haylee Lanora, Clayton Dean, Ethan Alexander, Natalie Lynn, Keegan Cole; and his great-grandson, Atlas Dominic.
Darrell was an avid golfer. He loved being on the golf course. He enjoyed many days playing golf with Vicki as well as with his family and friends. He also loved the outdoors, taking too many outdoor trips to count. He loved the yearly family reunions to the lake, and fishing with his brother gave him so much joy. He experienced successful and unsuccessful years of hunting deer with a bow up the trail in the White Mountains.
Darrell loved all things sports. You would walk into the house and guaranteed that he was watching a game have it be golf, Nascar, college and professional football, basketball or baseball.
Darrell is preceded in death by: his mother and father; his niece, Lori Burkett; his nephew, Eddie Cass; his brother-in-law, Mike Cass; his big brother, Jerry Burkett; and his nephew, Jerry Duane Burkett.
A Celebration of Darrell's Life will be conducted at a later date.