Darrell Lee Thayer, 78, of Creswell, Oregon passed away May 25, 2022. Darrell was born March 16, 1944, in Eugene, Oregon to parents Delbert and Mable (Hunter) Thayer.
He graduated from Creswell High School in 1962 and he served in the United States Army from 1969-1970 in Vietnam where he was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars.
After the military he married Geraldine June Kasper, and he worked at Willamette Poultry, Fircrest, and Foster Farms retiring after 30 years.
Darrell enjoyed stock car racing, wood working, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Geraldine of Creswell, OR; daughter Debra Wright of Creswell, OR; daughter Teresa Adams (Ric) of Cottage Grove, OR; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Darrell is preceded in death by his son Gregory, sister Glenda and brother Roy. Private family interment will be held at Creswell Pioneer Cemetery.
Arrangements are in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and Crematorium.