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Darrell Wayne Smith, Jr.

June 28, 1978 — May 14, 2024

OBITUARY
Darrell Wayne  Smith

Darrell Wayne Smith, Jr. was born on June , 1978, in Ft. Worth, Texas, and tragically passed away on May 14, 2024 in Aurora, Colorado. He was a multi-talented individual who dedicated his career to various roles including working in different government positions, serving as a counselor, being a handyman, and showcasing his skills in landscaping.

Darrell's educational journey began in the Aurora Public Schools and culminated with his graduation from Aurora Central High School. A man of many talents and passions, Darrell found joy in playing basketball and football during his childhood, exploring artwork and drawing, as well as tinkering with cars in his teenage years.

Throughout his life, Darrell touched the hearts of those around him with his hard work ethic and willingness to extend a helping hand to his coworkers. Known for always sporting a warm smile, he left a lasting impact on everyone he encountered.

In January 2010, Darrell married his high school sweetheart, Sonovia Duncan. From this union came three children: DJ, twins Yasmine and Yaheim. Though the marriage later ended, the love and memories shared with his children remained cherished by Darrell.

Among his proudest accomplishments was becoming a drug and alcohol counselor and obtaining his Barber license—a testament to his dedication and commitment to helping others.

Darrell will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his mother Sophia L. Brown, father Darrell Wayne Hinkle, brother Cedrick Earl Hughes, sister Maybelline Loraine Hughes, along with a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives, and numerous friends who held a special place in his heart.

Tragically preceding him in death is his brother Brion Lamar Smith.

Darrell's legacy of kindness and compassion will continue to live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to have known him.
Darrell Wayne Smith Departed this life to to the embrace of the Lord on May 14, 2024.Those left to cherish his memory include his children, DJ, the twins, Yasmine and Yahiem; his mother, Sophia l. Brown; and his siblings, Maybelline Hughes and Cedric Hughes and a host of nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends
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