Obituary for Darrel Bills, 67, of Howe

Obituary for Darrel Bills, 67, of Howe

Darrel Ray Bills of Howe was born Oct. 30, 1956 in Oklahoma City to Felix D. Bills and Marita L (Mosley) Wilkins and passed away April 15, 2024 in Howe at the age of 67.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener with Reverend Phil McGehee officiating and burial will follow in Heavener Memorial Park with military honors by the Poteau D.A.V. Chapter #63.

Arrangements are under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

Darrel was a veteran of both the United States Air Force and United States Army.  He was a Special Operations Green Beret and a very patriotic man.  After his military service, he owned and operated his own trucking business for 15 years. In 2005, Darrel started work as a military analyst operating in Iraq and Afghanistan until 2015. Darrel enjoyed music, tinkering with engines and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years Sonya R. Bills of Howe;

Three sons Brandon Bills (Janae) of Idabel, Casey Bills (Ashley) of McAlester and Adam Crowe (Nichole) of New Orleans, Louisiana;

One daughter Amanda Alcazar (Benjamin) of Poteau;

One sister Cynthia Reedy (Doc) of Jackson, Tennessee;

Seven grandchildren and numerous other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Felix D Bills and mother, Marita (Mosley) Wilkins.

Pallbearers are his family.

Viewing is from noon until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday with family visiting with friends from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

To sign Darrel’s online guestbook please visit

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