The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


December 15, 2013

Darrell Mink

ARLINGTON, Texas — Darrell Mink, of Arlington, Texas, passed away on Nov. 24, 2013.

He was born in Springfield, Mo., on April 26, 1936, and moved to Joplin, Mo., at 2 years of age. He graduated from Joplin High School and received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Memphis State University.

He was married to Barbara Tedder, of Joplin, on Dec. 21, 1954. He worked for the Community of Christ Church as a full-time minister from 1961 to 2000.

His first assignment was the Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas area from 1961 to 1965. He was then assigned to South America as Regional Administrator, where he and his family lived in Lima, Peru from 1965 to 1975. In 1977, he was assigned to Mexico and lived in Mexico City for four years. He and his family then established residency in Arlington, from where he traveled to Mexico and Central America.

After retiring in 2000, he was hired by the Community of Christ Church as a full-time translator and retired from that position in 2008.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Arlington; two children, David Mink, of Chicago, Ill., and Kevin Mink, of Arlington; a grandchild, David Curtis Mink and wife, Nina, of Joplin; and two great-grandchildren, Grace and Max, also of Joplin. Darrell was preceded in death by his oldest son, Mark Mink in 1981.

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