Darrell A. Roundtree, age 83 of Terre Haute passed away at his home on August 14 th , at 7:37
am. He was a Teacher and Principal at Pimento Elementary, then became the Principal of
Hoosier Prairie Elementary School from 1979 to his retirement in 1998. His deep passion for
helping children and their families kept him working for the Vigo County School Corporation in
various roles in his 20 years since retirement through March of this year. His life stood as an
example for so many, his love of teaching and helping kids to be successful has impacted
thousands over the course of his decades in Education.
Darrell was born in Jasonville, Indiana on March 18, 1935 to Thomas E. Roundtree Sr. and
Abbie Gayol Zink Roundtree.
Survivors’ include two sons and a daughter-in-law; Mark A. Roundtree, of Wyoming, Kevin
G. Roundtree and Elizabeth “Libby” M. Roundtree.
One granddaughter Grace E. Roundtree, two grandsons, Graham V. Roundtree and
William D. Roundtree.
Very special friend Barbara Webster, deeply loved by our entire family.
One brother, Earl Roundtree; two sisters Shirley Toney Tucker and her husband, Robert
Tucker, Sandra Roberts and her husband, John Roberts; a brother-in-law Floyd Hinds
along with many beloved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sue A. Graham Roundtree and their
daughter, Beverly S. Roundtree.
Four brothers; Thomas E. Roundtree Jr., Murl Roundtree, William E. Roundtree and
John R. Roundtree.
Four Sisters; Rosemary Fautley, Barbara Ragland, Gail Fieldan, and Nancy Hinds
Four sisters-in-law; Erma Roundtree, Marilyn Roundtree, Pat Roundtree and Janet
Four Brothers-in-law; Arthur Fautley, Arlie Fieldan, Bob Ragland and Donald J. Toney.
Darrell was a Veteran of the United States Army, graduate of State High School, a graduate of
Indiana State University with both under graduate & graduate degrees in education as well as a
graduate of the Indiana Principal Leadership Academy. He served the community in multiple
local, professional & Veteran Organizations, as well as being a very active member of St
Stephen’s Episcopal Church.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 pm Friday August 17th at DeBaun Springhill Chapel. A Memorial Service
will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday August 18th at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephens Episcopal Church; Hospice of the
Wabash Valley, or to the Charity of your choice.
His passing will leave a tremendous void in our hearts and this world, he will be loved and
missed by so many – forever.