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Darrell Crocker

Darrell Crocker

Died: Friday, January 24, 2014
Age: 77
Crocker, Darrell J., 77, a former Wichita and San Francisco schoolteacher and administrator, died Friday afternoon, Jan. 24, 2014, in Via Christi Hospice after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Darrell was born Jan. 21, 1937, in Wichita. He attended schools in Wichita and in Junction City, where he graduated from high school in 1955. He attended the University of Kansas and graduated from Wichita State University, where he received a B.A. and a masterís degree in school administration. He was a classroom teacher in Wichita, and was principal at the former Sunnyside Elementary on East Kellogg before moving to San Francisco. There he taught and was a program director upon retirement. He was a member of numerous educational professional organizations. While in San Francisco, he was the owner of a highly successful educational software company known throughout the West, and was active as an educational computer specialist. Upon his return to Wichita, he worked for the Kansas Turnpike Authority.

As a teenager, Darrell was a horseman, and as an adult he was an avid sailor with sailing clubs at Santa Fe, Cheney, and El Dorado lakes in the Wichita area. While in San Francisco, he cruised San Francisco Bay and its delta. In high school, Darrell, a saxophonist, formed his own dance band, which was hired to play at most JCHS dances.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil R. and Hazel C. Crocker.

A private graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 31 in the Mulvane Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Harms officiating. Donations in Darrellís name are recommended to the American Heart Association.
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