Daryl Almgren, 62, of Brownwood went to be with Jesus on Monday, June 24, 2019, in Fort Worth surrounded by his loving children.

A Celebration of Life for Daryl will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 28 at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with Gerald Green officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9 to 10 a.m. A private family interment will be held at a later date at Jordan Springs Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood.

Daryl was born on Oct. 20, 1956, to William and Alvadean (Janner) Almgren in San Diego, California. He was a welder for over 35 years. When he wasn’t welding, he enjoyed rock working.

He loved his kids and spending time with them. When his children were young, he enjoyed being your typical “sports dad,” taking them to practices and cheering them on from the stands. He also loved to spoil his grandchildren, affectionately known as “Papa” to them. Daryl was a Christian man and loved to fellowship with everyone he met. He never met a stranger; he would strike up a conversation with a stranger and by the end he would have a friend for life.

Daryl is survived by children, Shannon Almgren of Clute, Sara Gutierrez and husband Irvin of Lake Jackson, Philip Almgren and wife Catelyn of Brownwood, Cassia McMinn and husband Trent of Surfside, and Clinton Almgren and wife Melanie of Brownwood; 13 grandchildren; mother, Alvadean Janner of Salado; sister, Pamela Johnson and husband Lonnie of Salado; and three brothers, Chris Almgren and wife Michelle of Bangs, David Almgren of Austin, and Kevin Almgren of Austin. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Almgren; and a sister, Esther Almgren.

Online condolences for the family are welcome at www.blaylockfuneralhome.com

“God saw him getting tired, a cure was not to be.

He wrapped him in his loving arms and whispered, ‘Come with me.'

He suffered much in silence, his spirit did not bend.

He faced his pain with courage, until the very end.

He tried so hard to stay with us, but his fight was not in vain,

God took him to His loving home and freed him from the pain.”