Darrel Dean Smith

March 11, 1961 ~ March 12, 2024 (age 63) 63 Years Old

Darrel Smith Obituary

Darrel Dean “Dino” Smith was born March 11, 1961 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Darrel and Lana Dean Smith.  He passed away in his home March 12, 2024 at the age of 63.  

Dino was raised in Binger and made it his home his entire life.  In his early years, he enjoyed having BB gun wars with his siblings and friends, fishing, and playing baseball. By all accounts, Dino was a very talented baseball player, known for his ability to throw a devastating curveball that would buckle the knees of even the savviest hitters- breaking for a strike at just the right moment. His ornery nature was revealed as he would laugh at their disbelief from the mound.  Later in life Dino loved to rope, ride his motorcycle, hunt and fish, and spend time with his family and friends. He loved all of the Rocky movies, WWE wrestling, Gunsmoke, and listening to his favorite music- specifically, his favorite song, Midnight Rider by the Allman Brothers. 

Dino had many jobs, but worked for his father with Binger Plumbing for most of his life. He took great pride in being his dad’s right hand man. He was a hard worker and was never afraid to get his hands dirty.  He was known all over for his “Dino tricks”- if something went wrong with a backhoe or in the pipes, he was always able to come up with an unconventional solution for those problems. When he was able, he was always willing to do anything for anyone- a trait that his family and friends loved about him.  Dino knew that this trait came directly from his mother, who devoted herself to being a constant source of unconditional love for him in all phases of his life.  

Dino married Tammy Covington in 1984.  Their children, Ashlie and Tyler, were Dino’s greatest pride and joy. Knowing his son loved to hunt, Dino would sit on his back porch to scout for deer, calling Tyler to rush over, swearing he had spotted a monster buck.  The deer would always magically disappear before Tyler could get there.  Tyler eventually realized that Dino really just wanted to spend some time with his son, but was too stubborn to just ask. From then on, he happily made the trips to see those phantom deer with his dad. Dino loved this more than almost anything… though once did enjoy a trip to the beach with Ashlie- but only after she allowed him to get into the ocean with his boots on so he could fend off the sharks. 

Dino is survived by his parents, Darrel and Lana Smith, sisters Belinda and Amber and brother Lesley, daughter Ashlie, and son Tyler.  Paw Paw Dino is also survived by his grandchildren Talon, Tadon, Huntleigh and Noah and a host of other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Christene.  Our family has found comfort in knowing that their reunion was a happy one- though certainly filled with some teasing and jokes at each other’s expense— and that they’re loving each other in the way that we Smiths understand. 

Thank you to everyone who has reached out with love and support during this difficult time.  Services will be held Saturday, March 16th, 2024 at 1:00 at the Binger Church of God. 

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Memorial Service
March 16, 2024

1:00 PM
Binger New Vision Church of God
619 West Main Street
Binger, OK 73009


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