Darrell Gene Bozarth was born July 30, 1935 in Pampa, TX. He died peacefully at home in San Angelo, TX on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. He graduated high school in Pampa and attended West Texas University in Canyon. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and in the National Guard for 6 years. He met his wife Peggy Prater at West Texas and they were married on Aug. 1, 1958. They have 2 sons: Ricky Don Bozarth of San Antonio and Timmy Lynn Bozarth of San Angelo. Thru Tim’s marriage he gained a daughter, Connie Bryan Bozarth and his only grandson Riley Thane Bozarth, the light of his life.
Darrell was an insurance claims adjustor for 36 years before retirement in 1995. His work took him to 47 of the continental United States. He worked fires, tornadoes, and earth quakes and had many interesting stories, he was always ready to share with anyone. Reading became a big hobby in his retirement and two hometown authors, Elmer Kelton and Russell Smith, were among his favorites. He also loved the Texas Rangers, the lawmen, not the baseball team, having met many of them during his working years. He would read any book he could get on their work.
Bo, as he was known to family and friends, also leaves behind one brother, Carroll D. Bozarth and wife Judy of Amarillo, TX and one sister Darlene Wren and husband Trueitt of Kingsland, TX and many nieces and nephews.
Bo loved his family dearly and they loved him. He will be missed but always alive in our hearts and memories.
Services will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, October 21st at Harper Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers please donate to West Texas Rehab, West Texas Boy’s Ranch, Hospice of San Angelo or a charity of your choice in his name.