DARYL ARTHUR LENGEL (USN, Ret.) 57, of Collierville, TN, passed away at his home on December 6, 2010.
He was born June 20, 1953, and was a graduate of Orangeburg High School in Orangeburg, SC. Daryl graduated with a degree in Soviet Studies from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1978, and received his MBA in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Michigan State University. While serving his country, he received two Navy Commendation Medals, a Meritorious Unit Commendation, a Navy Expeditionary Medal, a National Defense Service Medal, the Navy “E” ribbon, and a Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. He served aboard the USS La Salle and the USS DuPont. He served as Assistant Comptroller for Vice President George H. W. Bush’s residence at the Naval Observatory and Food Service Director at the U.S. Naval Academy. LCDR Lengel retired from the U.S. Navy after 21 years of service to his country. Daryl was an avid reader, loved history and was fortunate to travel the world.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sharie Carr Lengel; his son, Brian Russell Lengel; and his daughter Meagan Catherine Lengel, all of Collierville, TN; his mother, Lois Oswald Lengel, of Germantown, TN; brothers, David Lee Lengel (Leslie) of Cordova, TN, and Christopher Alan Lengel (Pollyanna) of Corinth, MS; sisters, Darlene Lengel Paul (Glen) of Germantown, TN, and Gigi Lengel Hunt (Jim) of Southaven, MS. He is predeceased by his father, Russell Gene Lengel, and brother, Clyde Russell Lengel.
The celebration of Daryl’s life will begin with visitation Thursday, December 9, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m. Friday, December 10, both at Collierville Funeral Home. Internment will immediately follow in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on Forest Hill Irene Road. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Daryl’s honor to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, 875 North Randolph Street, Suite 225, Arlington, VA 22203 or www.nmcrs.org Friends are invited to visit our online memorial tribute to Daryl’s life at www.ColliervilleFuneral.com