Darryl James Weisenbaugh, age 63, of Johnson City, Texas, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2013 at University Hospital in San Antonio surrounded by his loving wife and children after a courageous battle with liver disease.
Darryl was born in Wayne, Michigan on May 1, 1950 to George and Marion Weisenbaugh. After graduating from John Glenn High School in 1968, he married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Russell, on November 9, 1968. He was drafted into the U.S. Army on December 9, 1969 and stationed at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. During this time, he served in the 32nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division and deployed to Korea. On November 13, 1971, he was honorably discharged as a Specialist 5, Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic. Darryl worked for General Motors in Detroit, Michigan until 1981 and then moved his family to Johnson City, Texas. He owned the Phillips 66 service station and a subsequent auto repair shop. He later became employed as the Fleet Manager/Bus Maintenance Supervisor for Lyndon B. Johnson National Park Service in Stonewall, TX where he retired after 19 years of service. In his retirement years, he opened a small engine business in Johnson City.
Darryl enjoyed helping anyone in the community with small engine repairs, home repairs, or anything else someone might need. People often challenged him to find something he couldn’t do. He enjoyed meeting people everywhere he went and could strike up conversations with anyone. He knew no strangers. Darryl was an extremely proud and loving husband, father, and grandfather as well as an avid hunter and a more avid fisherman.
Darryl served the community of Johnson City in many ways, which included the Lions Club, Masonic Lodge, City Council and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon, of 44 years; his daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Timothy Moreland; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Sarah Weisenbaugh; his three grandchildren Ashly Stephenson, Emma and Lane Weisenbaugh; and many nieces and nephews. He was the youngest of a family of six sisters and four brothers and was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two brothers.
Funeral arrangements were made at Crofts-Crow Funeral Home, with visitation being held on Friday, May 10. Funeral services were held at Liberty Lighthouse Fellowship in Johnson City on Saturday, May 11. Interment followed at the Johnson City Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Johnson City Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 316, Johnson City, TX 78636 or North Blanco County EMS, P.O. Box 557, Johnson City, TX 78636.