Roy "Darrell" Levings of Paris, Missouri | 1955 - 2020 | Obituary

Roy "Darrell" Levings
Roy "Darrell" Levings

April 05, 1955 - January 04, 2020

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Roy “Darrell” Levings, 64, of Paris, Missouri died at his home in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 4, 2020 after a hard-fought battle with cancer.   

He leaves his daughter Dionne Woolfolk and husband Jamie; daughter Deidre Backues and husband Jason; grandsons Hayden, Weston, Rylan and Kai; mother Hazel Levings; sister Linda Crow; sister Lisa Houston and husband Mike; sister LaVonda Dye and husband Danny; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Raymond Dennis “R.D.” Levings; and sister Leslie Levings. 

To everyone who loved him, Darrell was a man full of life with a unique and infectious sense of humor, the desire to help without hesitation and a smile and eyes that shined with a hint of orneriness. He loved fishing, working on the farm, spending time at the lake and his family beyond measure…especially his four grandsons.  He had a passion for restoring tractors and classic cars, setting trotlines, and a good truck or tractor pull now and then. He had an inherent fondness for the simpler things in life, and will be truly missed by many. 

Darrell was a lifelong resident of Paris.  He was born on April 5, 1955, the only son to R.D. and Hazel Levings. He grew up very close with his family and continued that tradition with his own children, buying a farm very near his childhood home. 

Darrell spent the first half of his working career with AB Chance Company in Centralia, Missouri. He then spent the remainder of his career at Unlimited Resources in Cairo, Missouri, from which he retired in 2017. He was a talented mechanic who also farmed and raised livestock, his true callings. 

Darrell requested a Celebration of Life fish fry in the spring in lieu of services. Details to follow on Facebook and in the newspaper closer to the date. 

“Love never dies. The song ended, but the melody lingers on…” –Irving Berlin