Darrell G. 'Hillbilly' DeRossett

Darrell G. "Hillbilly" DeRossett, 73, of rural Huntington, IN, died Sunday, March 15, 2009, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. DeRossett worked as a Hi-Lift driver in the shipping department of Marion Fisher Body, Marion, for 31 years, retiring in 1991. He lived in Marion from 1960 to 1983, where he ran a part-time welding and towing service from his home. He moved to Huntington in 1983, where he worked on and sold car parts.

He was born July 10, 1935, in Cynthiana, KY, to Otis and Stella Browning DeRossett. He married Sheryl Tabor-Withrow on Dec. 24, 1984. His wife survives.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Terri J. Tipton, of Huntington, and Jackie DeRossett, of Kentucky; two stepchildren, Clayton Withrow, of Jonesboro, and Mary E. Withrow, of Kentucky; a sister, Barbara J. George, of Jonesboro; a brother, David DeRossett, of Jonesboro; two grandsons, Casey (Crissy) Orme and Robert C. (Heidi) Orme, both of Marion; a great-granddaughter; and several stepgreat-grandchildren.

A service was held at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFonaine Chapel, on Thursday, March 19, 2009. Burialwas at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Huntington County.

Online condolences may be sent through www.mcdonaldfunerals.com.