Sunday, February 26, 2023

Obituary - Darrel Lee Koll

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Father, Grampy and PopPop, Darrel Lee Koll, age 89 of Bonham TX. He passed away on February 24, 2023, 2.5 months after falling and breaking his femur, at Clyde W. Cosper State Veterans Home in Bonham, TX.

Darrel was born on December 31, 1933 to Lawrence and Edith Koll in Kansas City, MO. He graduated from Southeast High School in 1954 and married his high school sweetheart. Shortly after he joined the US Air Force where he was stationed in Swindon, England at Burderop Park Air Force Base. When he finished his Military Service, Darrel joined his father at Koll’s Radiator Shop where he worked until his father retired. Darrel opened Car City Radiator Shop in KC, MO where he worked until he retired. His love of flying lead him to start working at Butler Memorial Airport in Butler, MO.

He started flying in 1972 and logged over almost 500 hours of flying. After serving his time at the airport he moved to South Texas to be close to his youngest son Patrick and his family. After several years he then settled down on his daughter’s property in Bonham, TX. Darrel will be remembered for his loving spirit, great sense of humor, passion for flying, scuba diving adventures, guitar picking and riding his Harley Fat Boy.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Edith Koll, sister, Gloria W. Koll, sons, Darrel J. Koll and Patrick R. Koll.

Survivors are daughter, Karrel Bell and husband Eric of Bonham, TX, Daughter-In-Law Flor Koll of McAllen, TX, 7 grandsons, Kaleb Bell (Adelita), Seth Bell (Destiny), Noah Bell, Joey Koll (Winter), Jakob Koll, Anthony Koll (Ester), Jordan Koll, great grandchildren, Derek Koll, Dillon Koll, Rose Bell and many cousins.

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