Darrell Holsted, 2:00 PM, Friday, May 19, 2017


Darrell Holsted, age 78, of Moore, OK, passed away on May 11, 2017. He was born on Nov. 20, 1938 to Thurman Lee and Violet Holsted.

Darrell was a member of Heavenly Height Baptist Church. He was employed at Sun Oil as a shop foreman, until he became the owner and operator of Moore Overhead Door, until he sold the business in 1999, and he and his wife, Etta purchased a motor home and traveled all over the United States and Canada. They also enjoyed going to Bluegrass festivals. He was very innovative. His daughter, Jill said there was no challenge too big for her father. Darrell enjoyed playing Dominos, woodworking and traveling. He also enjoyed sports and was an Oklahoma City Thunder fan and an OU Sooners fan. He enjoyed watching Fox News and Westerns, especially John Wayne. Darrell was a very mild and relaxed individual, who never met a stranger and never raised his voice. He had a kind, loving, and giving heart. Etta said the one word that described their marriage was, “Perfect.” His first love was his Lord and Savior, being with his wife, Etta, his family and grandchildren.

Darrell is survived by his wife of 35 years, Etta, and her 4 children, Chuck Stanford, Myrl Stanford, Dlene Walker, and Sherry Vinson; Darrell’s 2 daughters, Suzzette Hinds and Jill Myers; 16 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Rhenetta Weber. He is preceded in death by his son, John Darrell Holsted.

Funeral Services are 2:00 PM, Friday, May 19, 2016 at Heavenly Heights Baptist Church, 3600 SE 89th, Oklahoma City, OK. Interment will follow to Sunset Memorial Park, Norman, OK. Services are under the direction of John M. Ireland & Son Funeral Home and Chapel, Moore, OK.


Visitation will be Wednesday, May 17th from 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM and Thursday, May 18th from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM at John M. Ireland Funeral Home, 120 S. Broadway, Moore, OK.  






Glenda & Bob Boren commented on 13-May-2017 07:58 PM
We are truly sorrow to hear of your loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers and he will be greatly missed by all that knew him and he was a very good cousin to me and I will never forget him May God Bless you and he will help you through this Gods Bless all of you and we love you
Jimmy & Peggy (Holsted)Williams commented on 13-May-2017 09:43 PM
Dearest Etta, So sorry to hear of Darrell's passing, as you know he was more like a brother to us than a cousin. He loved our Mom like she was his Mom and she him. They were always buddies. I can remember when we were kids in school Mom & Dad took all three of us places like we were all brother & sisters. A lot of people thought we were for a long time. I know your heart is broken but remember the good times and God will take care of the bad in his time. It won't be easy, but it will take time.
One Day At A Time!! That's All We Are Promised. God Loves You And He Will Help You Through This Difficult Time. I hope to see you at the Service. Our Love & Prayers are with You Always


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