Darrell Warren Derflinger

Darrell Warren Derflinger, 87, lifetime resident of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at Winchester Medical Center.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 11 AM at Rivermont Baptist Church, 575 Catlett Mountain Road, Front Royal with Pastor Tim Dyke officiating. Burial will follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Derflinger was born on September 26, 1932 in Warren County, Virginia to the late Iva K. and Thomas N. Derflinger. He was also preceded in death by his only sibling, Richard M. Derflinger. He was a graduate of Warren County High School class of ’53 and immediately joined the armed services where he proudly served two years in the United States Army. He retired from ABEX after 40 years in the shipping department. Following retirement, he started his own electrical business working into his eighties. Once he was unable to do electrical work he spent his time repairing lawn mowers with his good friend and neighbor, Richard Williams, and detailing cars. His family and neighbors appreciated these endeavors. For many years he drove the church bus for Rivermont Baptist Church and was a teacher in the Bluebirds class at Rivermont Baptist.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Joyce Ann Derflinger; daughter, Sherry Derflinger Shipe; two sons, Tommy Derflinger (Denise) and Scott Derflinger (Barbara); five grandchildren, Daniel Derflinger (Bethany), Brittni Fletcher (Nathan), Dylan Derflinger (Carolyn), Kristin Derflinger and Lauren Derflinger; three great grandchildren, Arielle Derflinger, Charis Derflinger and Nadia Derflinger; three special nieces, Michele Bradley (Pat), Patti Derflinger (Terry) and Deborah Stephanian (Joe) and special nephew, Rick Derflinger.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Derflinger, Dylan Derflinger, Nathan Fletcher, Richard Williams, Stan Winn and Billy Robinson.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 6 to 8 PM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal.

Flowers are welcome or in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Rivermont Baptist Church Bluebird Class.

Face masks will be required at the church.

  16 comments for “Darrell Warren Derflinger

  1. Deborah Darr Jones
    September 27, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    One of the nicest gentleman I ever met. I knew him from the day I was born. (67 years ago). One of my mom and dad’s dearest friends. I know they are celebrating in Heaven his homecoming! I send all my love and prayers to each of you. ❤️🙏

  2. Crystal Chrisman
    September 27, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Sending my deepest sympathy to Ann and family. I have know Darrell all my life.He and Ann were great friends with my mom and dad. He was always the nicest man. Rest in peace Darrell until we all meet again….give my mom and dad a hug from me ❤

  3. Gary Scales
    September 28, 2020 at 10:59 am

    Rest in Heaven Mr. Derflinger, I never got the honor of meeting you but I have worked with your son for years and he’s a fine representative of your family values that come from being raised by a strong father. My God hold your family in his hand to ease their pain. My sincere condolences to the Derflinger family, God has a plan and your loved one has earned his degree, may his soul rest forever with the Lord

  4. Susan Payne
    September 28, 2020 at 11:50 am

    So sorry to hear of his passing. Darrell always had a smile on his face and a contagious laugh. My condolences to his family.

  5. Betty Dameron
    September 28, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    Dear Ann and Family
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Please know you are in my heart and my prayers.
    God Bless 🇺🇸🙏❤️

  6. Clarice N. Holman
    September 28, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    Ms. Ann & family, please accept my deepest condolence’s in Mr. Darrell’s passing on to his heavenly reward. It is with fond memories of him leading the junior department, and his strong booming voice as we sang each Sunday morning. He was a true gentleman, leader, and above all Christian man. I know he will be truly missed by all who knew him. I pray that the Lord will give each one of you comfort, peace, and strength in the coming days ahead.

  7. Lisa Mauck kenney
    September 28, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    Manassas Avenue is certainly a little darker but heaven has a new bright star. A true example of a family man if there ever was. Prayers for your family

  8. Rick Derflinger
    September 28, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    Auntie Ann, Tommy, Sherry and Scott,
    My deepest sympathies and love.
    Uncle Darrell was a great brother to my father and a great husband and father to you.
    He he will be missed but not not forgotten.
    Prayers from afar.

  9. Wanda Darr
    September 28, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    There are never the right words in times of sorrow.
    He will be missed but will be forever in your heart.
    You are always in my prayers.

  10. Louise Kress Clark
    September 29, 2020 at 12:55 am

    Dear Ann, Sherry, Tommy, Scott and all the family of Darrell. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My deepest sympathy to all of you. May all your wonderful memories of time spent with Darrell bring you comfort and peace. He was a kindhearted and gentle man and a great neighbor to my family for a lot of years. He will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in Peace Darrell.

  11. Ismet Nuri
    September 29, 2020 at 3:57 am

    Sorry for your loss. Abex

  12. Ron & Ellen Utz
    September 29, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Tom our deepest sympathies to you and your family. I was not fortunate enough to meet your father but the way you talked about him I know you have lost your closest friend and You have lost your father.
    You and your family are in our prayers.

  13. Greta
    September 29, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Deepest sympathy to you and family. So sorry about your loss.

  14. Stephanie Umbel
    September 30, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Heartfelt thoughts to the family in this time of sorrow. My condolences.

  15. Linda Athey
    October 1, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    Ann and family,
    It has been years since I have seen any of your family, but I will never forget how welcome Darrell made my children and I feel the first time I rode the bus and attended Rivermont Baptist Church. So many years ago, but always remember how special he and your family
    made us feel.
    My love and prayers are with you and family.

  16. Joe & Christine Wilhelm
    October 5, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Tom and the Derflinger Family,

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences.

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