Darrell Shannon Harviston
April 14, 1956 - January 22, 2018
U.S. Armed Forces Veteran
ObituaryDarrell Harviston, 61, of Hobart, Oklahoma, was a loving husband, father and papa. He loved his family so much. He was born in Hobbs, New Mexico on April 14, 1956 to John Franklin and Betty Pearl (Hankins) Harviston. He spent his younger years in Bakersfield, California. Around the age of 12, he moved to Hobart, Oklahoma where he spent most of his life. Darrell got his GED and went on to serve in the U.S. Army from 1975 to 1980. He was a Vietnam era veteran. After he served his time in the army, Darrell pursued a bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology. He married his wife Sara Kay Chambers, on June 27, 1997. They were happily married for 20 years. He really enjoyed working for Searchlight where he worked for 14 years. His favorite hobbies were listening to his old 50's and 60's records. He loved collecting tin toys and buying and selling junk. He enjoyed going to the casino and playing games on his tablet.
In 2005, Darrell was diagnosed with COPD. In 2016, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. After 15 long hard fought months, he lost his battle with cancer on January 22, 2018. Darrell was a hard fighter and will be dearly missed by many.
Darrell is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Johnny Wayne Harviston and Johnny Dale Harviston.
He is survived by his wife Sara of the home,
three sons; Darrell Harviston Jr., Boston, MA,
Joshua Harviston, Hobart, OK,
Zachary Harviston, Hobart, OK,
one daughter, Kara Harviston, Hobart, OK,
two grandchildren; Aaliyah Washington and La'Kryssah Culpepper.
Graveside Service: 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 26, 2018
Hobart Rose Cemetery, Hobart, Oklahoma
Services are under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home, Hobart.
Date: January 26, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Terrie (Mercer) Graham
I had the privilege of working with Darrell and Sara at Searchlight. Darrell always had a smile on his face, and always made us laugh. He will be dearly missed. I will continue to pray for the family!!!
I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is such a difficult thing to experience. Please be comforted by the promises in the Bible. Jesus tells us at John 5:28, 29 that all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. What a loving provision put in place by the God of all comfort so we can have the assured hope of seeing our dead loved ones live again one day. Meanwhile as I pray for that day to come I ask Jehovah God to bless your family and give each of you the strength to endure this most trying time. For more information please visit jw.org.
My handsome, loving , wonderful husband!!! I will love you forever and a day!!!! And miss you even longer!! You are the other half of my soul!! Until we meet again Baby......i will hold you on my heart!!!!???