Darrel “Big D” L. White

Lincoln — Darrel “Big D” L. White, 79, of Lincoln, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2023, at 7:48 p.m. at Springfield Memorial Hospital in Springfield.

A Celebration of his Life will be held on Monday, January 15, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post # 263 1740 5th Street, Lincoln, Ill.

A brief memorial service will begin at 5:00 p.m.

Burial will be at a later date in Zion Cemetery in Lincoln.

Darrel Lee White was born on July 8, 1944, in Lincoln, the son of Donald Wayne and Urla Kathryn Leesman White.

He is survived by one sister: Kathryn (Ned McKenna) White; three brothers: Dan (Pam) White, Dale “Jake” (Mary) White, and David White; nieces and nephews: Damon J. White, Amy (Greg) Humphrey, Jamie (Craig) Pollitt, Dustin White, Darcy (Craig) White Gunty, Jason White, and Jennifer (Mark) Craig; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Darrel graduated from the Beason Community High School in 1962. He served in the United States Air Force from 1965 until 1971 as a Communication Expert. He retired from the Logan County Cemetery District after 36 years of service.

He was a member of the Beason United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #263 and their Honor Guard, also serving on the Building Committee and is a past Commander, Beason Sportsmans Club, Chestnut Men’s Club, and Warrensburg Sportsman’s Club. He was an avid STAG supporter.

Darrel enjoyed Chili parties, refinishing furniture and wine making.

At 3:00 p.m. on any given day you could find “Big D” on his corner stool at the Legion where he would gladly share with you his opinion of, or tips for, current state of politics, the Cubs, the Chicago Bears, or his favorite NASCAR driver. You would seldom get away without buying a ticket. Oh, and watch out for his zingers….they will get you every time!! What a guy!

Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post #263 Building Fund.

Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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