Darrel Preston Barbo

Barbo darrel029Darrel Preston Barbo, 67, of League City, passed away July 9, 2015 after a lengthy illness in Webster, Texas. Darrel was born July 16, 1947 to Benard and Georgia Anna Barbo in Eunice, LA. Darrel received his bachelor’s degree from Texas A & I University, Kingsville, Texas. He was a coach and teacher for the Dickinson and Santa Fe School Districts for many years and was assistant coach for Teddy Gray for the 1977 State Champion Dickinson Gators. Darrel was inducted to the Dickinson Athletic Hall of Honor at Dickinson High School in 2006. He worked for Amoco and retired as a Field Supervisor for BP Pipeline. Darrel was an avid competition sport shooter and won many trophies throughout the country for both pistol and shotgun and a loyal member of Masonic Lodge #1324. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Darrel is survived by his loving wife Kathy Barbo; sister Sherry Cochran and husband David; brother Robert S. Vaughn and wife Mary; sister-in-law Karen Shannahan; brother-in-law Kenneth Marchal and wife Lois; niece Holly Garrett and daughter Eva; and nephew Chris Shannahan.

A visitation will be held Monday, July 13, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm with a vigil service at 7:00 pm Crowder Funeral Home Chapel, Dickinson, Texas. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 10:00 am, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, League City, Texas with interment following at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Dickinson, Texas.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Dave Eickhoff, Johnny Lee, Frank DiBella, Chris Shannahan, Alan Seamend, and Steve Jamail. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Kirkland, Tom Watkins, Steve Tackett, Jerry Hark reader, Don Betterton, Curtis Fillman, Marty Tindall and Mearl Jones.

In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children at Office of Development
Shriners Hospitals for Children
2900 Rocky Point Dr.
Tampa, FL 33607


  1. We will miss you so much but we know you are in a better place. God Bless you Kathy, Sherry, Bobby and all of Darrel’s family. Thanks Darrel for being a great friend and neighbor.

    Susan Wilcox
  2. What a truly good man, coach, teacher and mentor. Though a strict disciplinarian, we all knew Darrell as a kind man who truly cared about all of us. The twinkle in his eye gave him away, every time. You will be missed, Coach Barbo, may you rest in peace.

  3. Darrell and my hearts hurt for you, we are so sorry. Our love, D & T

    Teresa DePratter
  4. Many fond memories of this great man, teacher and coach.

    Tanya padgett
  5. I was so heartbroken to hear of the loss of Darrel. My thoughts and prayers are with Kathy and the entire family during this very difficult period. I have such wonderful memories from my youth involving all of you.
    A life well lived and impacted so many throughout the years. God bless.

    Cynthia Buxton-Nagel

    Cynthia Buxton-Nagel

  7. Coach,
    So many memories of you. Many of them were due to my messing up and ending up with swats. You were always fair no matter what I did.
    Condolences for your family’s loss but I believe that you are in a much better place.
    Thanks for the positive influence in my life.

    Mike Cook
  8. My thoughts and prayers are with Darrel’s wife and family. I have always enjoyed working with Darrel and most of all getting to call him Friend, I will miss him greatly.

    Jerry Nations

    Jerry Nations
  9. I was deeply saddened to hear of Darryl’s passing. I remember him as always having a big smile on his face. Kathy, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family.

    Marwick Moore Todesco
  10. My thoughts and prayers are with you’ll, Kathy, Sherry & the Family.
    Janice McGee

    Janice McGee
  11. I feel truly blessed to have shared some time on the range with Darrel, and experiencing the joy and passion he felt and spread to all around him.

    Mick Will
  12. A bright smile and laugh is missing today. The one Darrel gave to those of us who were fortunate to share some time in his presence. We will miss you Darrel.

    Mike Fox
  13. Darrel enjoyed stopping by the Range and telling great stories about shooting and hunting. I have fond memories of our hunting trip and days spent at the Range. His enthusiasm and friendly conversation will be missed. Prayers and blessings for Darrel and to his family.

    Matt Fleming
  14. I just learned of Darrell’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I too will miss his smiling face and laughter. Prayers are being offered for your family.

    Velvet Marshall Dixon
  15. Darrell was a man like Will Rogers! He never met anyone he didn’t like. If only the whole world would treat one another as loving and supporting as he did. He could have been elected as a politician with his gift of gab. He would have taken charge and got things done. It was a pleasure to work with him at DHS. Mary Jane Musick

    Mary Jane Musick

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