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William Thomas Darrah Jr.

08/19/1929 - 10/29/2021


Obituary For William Thomas Darrah Jr.

William Thomas "Tom" Darrah Jr, 92, of Sedalia passed away October 29, 2021. He was born on August 19, 1929 in Sedalia the son of William Thomas Darrah, Sr. and Helen (Buckley) Darrah who preceded him in death.

On November 21, 1959 in Sedalia he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Josephine Ronspiez who preceded him March 24, 2020.

Tom was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parrish St. Patrick Church. He was 1947 graduate of Sacred Heart High School. He served his country honorably in the United State Marine Corp. during the Korean War. Tom was self employed. He worked on CB radios, Hamm Radios, TV's, and installed antennas. He owned a Triumph-Bridgestone Motorcycle dealership. Tom loved work for the Railroad doing Morse Code, teletypesetting, and ticket sales. He enjoyed refereeing volleyball, umpiring Little League baseball, and was an avid tennis player. Tom was very social and loved meeting new friends through out his life.

Survivors include three children, Linda Grandfield (Joe) of Sedalia, Laura Martin (David) of La Monte, and Thomas Darrah (Michelle Hendricks) of Sedalia; six grandchildren, Amy, Chris, Casey, Jeff, Ambur, and Damien; ten great grandchildren, Gavin, Ryan, Michael, Joshua, Ein, Tessa, Shelby, Logan, Edwurd, and Braxton; a sister, Jane Brinker of St. Louis, MO; a brother-in-law, Bob Ronspiez of Sedalia; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Ilene Todd.

A graveside services and burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 1, 2021 at Calvary Cemetery, Sedalia with Deacon Arvol Bartok officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will by Clyde Schwermer, Kenny Hall, Tom Yurasich, Bob Ronspiez, Doug Rogers, and Gary Deuel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Parrish in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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  • 11/01/2021

    Please accept my deepest sympathies. Tom was such a kind, helpful man and knew no stranger. Admired by many, may he Rest in peace. Trisch Domingue

  • 11/01/2021

    Good person God be all praying family

  • 11/01/2021

    I remember having many great conversations with Tom when I worked at O'Reilly Auto Parts and at various places we would run into each other around town over the years. Our little town has lost a ray of sunshine. He will be missed.

  • 11/01/2021

    Tom was a wonderful friend of my Dad Wayne Butterwick. Tom was such a friendly man and I always enjoyed talking to him when we would see him at the store or around town. I wii keep the family in my prayers. RIP Tom you will be missed. Carla Butterwick Drollinger Michael Butterwick

  • 11/01/2021

    RIP My Friend.

  • 10/31/2021

    Tom my friend im going to miss seeing you at the garage sales and auction. Im sure god has that special place up there in heaven for you. Your memory will always be in our harts

  • 10/31/2021

    I remember Tom from our slow pitch softball days. Those days carried us through many conversations. Condolences to the family and friends. Richard Parker.

  • 10/31/2021

    Dear Darrah Family, Please accept my sincerest sympathy and prayers.The last time I saw Tom at church, he told me what he was going through and he was at peace. He and I had a cordial relationship throughout the years and always enjoyed talkin about the good old days. I am sorry to see him go but his memory will endure. Until we meet again, may the Lord hold him in the palm of His hand, Slainte! Pam

  • 10/30/2021

    Tom was a very good friend of my father Uvonne Balke,they both loved their CB radios and especially their motorcycles. He sure was a great friend. So sorry for your loss. Prayers coming.

  • 10/30/2021

    Sure will miss you Tom...not sure if Jesus will let you hold yard sales up there...but what I do know Jesus is holding you now...I'll catch you on the other side my Friend ((Hugs and Love))

  • 10/30/2021

    Tom was a regular here at Open Door Thrift Shop. He was such a character and always brought a smile to everyone he chatted with. Rest easy Tom 💕 You will be missed!

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