News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 14, 2013

Darrell Bland


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TERRE HAUTE — Darrell Bland, 60, of Terre Haute, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior unexpectedly on Saturday, May 11, 2013. He was born March 31, 1953, in Terre Haute, to Estle and Rosa Mae (Foxworthy) Bland. Darrell was co-owner of Precision Label and Associated Label. He had previously worked at Columbia Records.

He was an avid baseball and basketball fan, and always enjoyed watching his beloved St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers, and Indiana Hoosiers basketball. He loved spending time with his family and could always be counted on to watch his sons and nephews play baseball. He also loved to coach and touched many lives. He cherished his family more than anything and will always be lovingly remembered as a devoted father, husband, and true family man.

Darrell is survived by his wife of 24 years, Nancy; sons, Brandon Bland and wife Megan, Justin Fields and wife Savannah, and Jared Reedy who was raised as one of his own; brothers, Bill Bland and wife Betty, and Randy Bland and wife Kim; sisters, Sue Adams, and Linda Grayless Mitchell and husband Don; grandchildren, Luke Carter Bland, Greyson Christian Bland, Lula Rose Fields, and Max Connor Fields; nieces and nephews, Ryan, Abby, Regina, Cheryl, Brian, Brent, Cindy, Jill, Michele, Terri Lynn, and Lisa; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Derek, Ethan, Nathan, Taylor, Gunnar, Ella, Mickey, Grant, Tony, and Travis.

Darrell was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Sandra Kay; a brother, Ed Bland; and a brother-in-law. Larry Grayless.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Roselawn Funeral Home.  A funeral ceremony will be 11 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mark Grayless officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Darrell's name to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Online condolences may be expressed at:

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