Darrell Wayne Reese, 64, of Oroville passed away on July 31, 2015. He was born on April 14, 1951 to Glenn and Florence (Tibbs) Reese.
Darrell was a lifelong resident of Oroville, graduating from Oroville High School in 1970. He grew up helping his dad in the family orchards. As a young man he began driving log truck, an occupation he continued through the next 40 years. This was a job that he loved, where special friendships were made and treasured.
Darrell had a great passion for horses, having ridden since he was a young child. He spent many hours riding with family, a youth horse club and later with his Cowboy Polo team. There were trips to the high country for hunting and camping and many day rides just to spend time with family and friends, outdoors, where he loved to be. Many will remember Darrell’s infamous horse “Mike” of which many stories can be told!
He is survived by his wife Maureen, son Wayne Reese (Tammy), stepchildren Amy (Dan) Salazar and Jeff (Kathy) Miller and grandchildren Jake Reese, Casey Fox, Madison, Emma and Zachary Miller; sisters: Echo Martin (Jerry), Trula (Andy) Kalmar, and sister-in-law Ruby Reese. Also survived by nieces Janet and Peggy Reese; nephews Lee and Casey Dorrel, great nephew Jason Reese and great niece Lisa Oliver.
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents; brother Robert Reese; great nephew Justin Reese; great niece Melissa Noel and niece Vicki Reese.
Graveside services will be at the Oroville Riverview Cemetery, Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 11 a.m with Pastor Rod Brown officiating.
Bergh Funeral Service and Crematory in care of arrangements.