Allsup, Darrell Bradford (March 14, 1913 - April 2, 2006)
Douglas Budget - April 5, 2006Graveside services for Darrell Bradford Allsup, 93, of Brookings, Ore., will be at 1 p.m. April 8 at Douglas Park Cemetery, with Rev. Carol A. Prochaska of Congregation United Church of Christ officiating.
Mr. Allsup died April 2, 2006, in a hospital in Brookings from complications of Parkinson's disease.
He was born March 14, 1913, in Atkinson, Neb., to James Walker and Jennie Merle (Baughn) Allsup. He was raised and educated in Manville and worked as a young man in the Wyoming oilfields.
On July 3, 1937, he married Lucille R. Carpenter in Harrison, Neb. The couple moved to Brookings in January 1945, where they raised three children. Mr. Allsup was a long-term employee of Elmer Bankus, the original owner of Brookings Water Company. He later started his own business as a contractor in construction and land development.
Mr. Allsup was active and involved in many aspects of life in Brookings. He was a member of the city council in the 1980s and was active in the Sydney Croft Masonic Lodge and the local Shriners.
Athletic throughout his life, he took up golf at 80 years old and became an accomplished golfer. He was a devoted lifelong Christian and a devoted family man. Neat and tidy in appearance, he will be remembered as a "dapper" gentleman. Since his early days in Wyoming, he had maintained an avid interest in oil and mineral exploration.
Survivors include his children and their spouses Dixie and Tony Felipe of Arizona, Dan and Joyce Allsup of Eugene, Ore., and Bod and Doris Allsup of Lusk; sisters Cleo Swisher of Denton, Texas, and Bette Alexander of Glenrock; and grandson Randy Allsup.
Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Childrens Hospital, 3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239, or flowers may be sent.
Family and friends may call at the funeral home in Douglas on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.
Arrangements are under the direction of Redwood Memorial Chapel of Brookings and Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel of Douglas.