Darrell Eugene Hulbert, 73, of Butler, passed peacefully on December 25, 2021, at home with his family by his side. He was born June 1, 1948, in Hicksville, Ohio, to the late Elmer and Cleo (Scott) Hulbert.
Darrell graduated from Hamilton High School in 1967 and had attended some classes at Ivy Tech.
Darrell married his high school sweetheart, Cynthia Kay Derrow, on January 19, 1969, in Butler.
Darrell served his country in the Army during Vietnam; he was also a member of the VFW in Butler.
Darrell was retired from Foamex of Fort Wayne.
Darrell was a devoted husband, loving father and gentle grandfather to his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He also enjoyed his family time, hunting and fishing.
Darrell is survived by his wife, Cynthia Kay Hulbert of Butler; daughters, Tina (Charles) Compton of Butler and Antoinette “Toni” (Mike) Scranton of Hicksville; granddaughters, Melody (Gabe) Helmke of Butler, Starr (Collin Langford) Compton of Fort Wayne, Tristan (Nikki) Scranton of Hicksville and Piper Stafford of Hicksville; and five great grandchildren, Ryan, Emerson, Aiden, Ember and Aspen; brothers, Lloyd (Vivian) Hulbert of Pleasant Lake, Ronald (Charmaine) Hulbert of Butler and Rick (Rodell) Rickerd of Fremont; and many nephews and nieces.
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Tyson Eugene Stafford; seven brothers; and six sisters.
Funeral Service is 11 a.m., Thursday, December 30, 2021, at H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, 212 N Broadway St., Butler, with calling one hour prior to the services. Calling is also 3-7 p.m., Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at the funeral home.
Darrell will be laid to rest at Lost Creek Cemetery with Military Honors in Hicksville, Ohio.
Preferred memorials are to Veteran Endowment Fund Community Foundation of Dekalb County.
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