Chief Darryl Conrad Smith Sr. (Ret.)

Darryl Conrad Smith Sr. was born on March 23, 1950 in Loudoun County, Virginia. He was the son of Joseph W. Smith (deceased) and Louise E. Smith. He was preceded by his daughter, Rena Smith Pugh, and sister, Rita. He departed peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday, April 26, 2020. Chief Darryl C. Smith Sr. is a product of the Loudoun County School system graduating from Loudoun County High School in 1968. Dar-ryl attended Virginia State University and was a brother of the Iota Phi Theta Fraternity. On March 11, 1970, Darryl married the love of his life, Maria A. Griffin, and from this union they were blessed with a daughter, Rena (deceased), and two sons, Darryl Jr and Kevin. Darryl, also cherished his four granddaughters, Bianca, Mia, Isabella, and Olivia, and two grandsons, Kane and Camden. Darryl enjoyed his family, friends, and his community. He enjoyed being a mentor, youth football coach, youth soccer manager, and was an avid martial artist, attaining the rank of 5th degree black belt in the art of Tae Kwon Do. Darryl began his law enforcement career in 1973 with the Town of Herndon Police Department, retiring on October 1, 2004, with the rank of Police Captain, after a little more than 32 years. He is also a graduate of the 161st session of the FBI National Academy, the premier law enforcement executive training school in the world. Post retirement, Darryl spent one two-year term on the Town of Herndon Town Council, elected as Vice Mayor in 2004. He later resumed his law enforcement career becoming the Chief of Police in the Town of Purcellville, Virginia, in March 2006. He retired after nine years in March 2015. Darryl leaves to mourn his mother, Louise E. Smith; wife, Maria A. Smith; sons, Darryl Jr. (Yolanda) and Kevin (Mackenzie); sisters, Joe Ann (Hardrick), Adeena, and Kena (Lionel); brothers, Bertell, and Rene (Ben-ita); granddaughters, Bianca, Mia, Isabella, and Olivia; grandsons, Kane and Camden; sister-in-law, Diane; brother-in-law, Robert (Cindy); and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, special friends and ac-quaintances. The service will be officiated by Chaplain Larry Brooks. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the charity of your choice. Condolences at

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