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Darrell Owen Shy

Born:            Monday, 25th of October 1948
Died:            Monday, 30th of September 2019
Interred:       Monday, 7th of October 2019


   Darrell Shy age 70, of Festus, Missouri, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019 at his home. He was born October 25, 1948 in Ironton, Missouri, the son of the late Margaret (nee Helms) and Clarence Shy.
   He is survived by his wife Sharon (nee Finney) Shy; son Justin (Anna) Shy of St. Charles, Missouri; daughter Erin (Derrick Kilgore) Shy of St. Louis, Missouri; grandchildren Owen, Hudson, and Hadley Shy; sisters Ina (Bill) Hamilton of Louisville, Kentucky, Marcella (Glen) Crase of Thayer, Missouri, Mary (the late Bob) Hayes of Pevely, Missouri, Joyce Shy of Herculaneum, Missouri, and Michelle (Mike) Shadowens of Festus; brothers Lavern "Everett" (Faye) Shy of O'Fallon, Missouri, James (Sandra) Shy of St. Charles, Denzil "Ray" Shy of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, Lawrence (the late Brenda) Shy of St. Charles, Ron (Missy) Shy of Barnhart, Missouri, and Clarence (the late Lonnie) Shy of Herculaneum.
   In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a sister Della Sue "Susie" Merkel; and brothers Charles (Deanne) Shy, and infant Robert Lee Shy.
   He was retired from the former White-Rogers Corporation in Fenton after 35 years; a member and Deacon of First Baptist Church of Festus-Crystal City; and a life member of Elks #1721. Darrell was an avid sports fan; former little league and Rock Memorial American Legion Post baseball coach; and was a member of the Herculaneum High School Football "Chain Gang" for 30 years.
   Visitation 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus. Funeral services 10:00 A.M. Monday, October 7, 2019 at the funeral home, officiated by Mercy Jefferson Hospice Chaplain Rev. Mark McMullin. Interment in Shepherd Hills Cemetery in Barnhart. Memorials in Darrell's memory are preferred to Mercy Jefferson Hospice.

Ironton, Missouri
Festus, Missouri
Shepherd Hills Cemetery, Barnhart, Missouri