Thank you all for the wonderful e-mails, Facebook messages, and texts about Daryle. There is no doubt that he will be missed immensely. There are many wonderful stories about him and I hope to hear them all. I got his sweet e-mail from Daryle's cousin last night:
Daryle is family to me. He and I are first cousins and I know I speak for all the family, that I don’t think we’ve ever been more shocked in our lives. Daryle loved his family, not just when they were present, He LOVED HIS FAMILY EVERY STEP OF EVERYDAY HE WALKED THIS EARTH!!
I just had the opportunity to do a little wheeling and dealing with him over the phone in the last two weeks with a truck he had. And to show you the kind of person he was, he could’ve sold that truck to anybody for $5,000-$6,000 more than what he sold it to me, because he knew my situation and he asked me, "Buddy how can I make this work to help you?" So no he wasn’t a selfish person at all.
He’d call me ever once in a while and ask if I wanted to go turkey hunting with him. One of the coolest things was he took me to Columbus GA to stay the weekend with the RealTree camo crew, Michael Waddle, David Blanton, and Mr. Bill Jordon himself. Man that was like the highlight of my life.
See he loved his family and if he knew he could make something like that happen for a person that likely wouldn’t get the chance, yeah he was all over it. Anyway, I or we will miss you buddy like nobody knows but won’t never take for granted the memories I have with you and your babies and wife Holly. God got him a smooth singing joker up there in that heavenly choir now for sure! I Love You Buddy!!