Darrin Curtis McMichael

darrin mcmichael

December 20, 1971 ~ September 21, 2023

Born in: Arlington, Texas
Resided in: Edgewood, Texas

It is with immense sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Darrin Curtis McMichael. Born on December 20, 1971, in Arlington, TX, Darrin was a loving husband, dedicated father, son, and a cherished member of his community. He departed from this world on Thursday, September 21, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of compassion, generosity, and everlasting memories.

Darrin, known to many as “Boots,” was the president of the Iron Circle and lived a life filled with adventure and a passion for motorcycles. His love for the open road took him to many places, exploring new horizons and creating cherished memories along the way. He and his wife, Lynette, had a deep appreciation for travel, embracing every opportunity to everything life has to offer.

Darrin was a dedicated family man. He found solace and joy in working on The Lone Oak Farm and tending to his animals. Nothing brought him greater happiness than being a Bop Bop to his grandchildren. His oldest grandchild, Brexi, would put on overalls to match her Bop Bop and they would walk hand in hand to the chicken coop to feed the chickens and then over to the pasture to feed the cows. The bond Darrin created with his grandchildren will be cherished for generations to come.

With a genuine heart and infectious spirit, Darrin had an innate ability to connect with others effortlessly. His trademark smile and kind words could quickly turn strangers into friends. Darrin’s selfless nature was exemplified through his willingness to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was a pillar of strength, always ready to provide guidance and support to those around him. His gentle presence brought comfort and reassurance, making him the voice of reason in times of turmoil.

Darrin was a dedicated and devoted father to his daughters, Natalie, and Daphne and there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for them. While Daphne was on a trip to Utah, she called him to express how much anxiety she was experiencing about the drive back home. A selfless man, Darrin immediately booked a plane ticket and flew there to drive her home.

Natalie was affectionately referred to by Darrin as his “mini-me” and as a student at UTA, lived close by. They spoke every day, sometimes several times a day. He loved being a father and his memory will forever be in their hearts.

For 24 dedicated years, Darrin served his community as a valued member of the Arlington Police Department. His commitment to keeping others safe and ensuring justice prevailed made an indelible mark on the lives he touched. Through his outstanding service, he embodied the spirit of compassion, integrity, and true heroism.

As we bid farewell to this remarkable man, we invite family, friends, and acquaintances to join us in celebrating his life. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. There will be an additional visitation prior to the service at the church from 9-9:45 a.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27, at Crossroads Christian Church, 6450 S. Highway 360, Grand Prairie, TX 75052. Cremation will be his final disposition, in accordance with his wishes.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mighty Mac

Darrin Curtis McMichael will forever remain in our hearts as a beacon of light, love, and unwavering kindness. May his soul find eternal peace, and may his legacy inspire us all to live with the same compassion and selflessness that he exemplified throughout his beautiful life.

Survivors: Beloved wife, Lynette Rachelle Holland McMichael; parents, Garry and Peggy McMichael; daughters, Natalie and Daphne; bonus kids, Kearsten and Treaver; grandchildren, Daxtyn and Brextyn; father and mother-in-law, Bob and Gloria Holland; sisters-in-law, Cheryll Wilks and husband, Mark and Lisa Wicker; numerous other family members who he dearly loved; and a host of friends.


Public Visitation: September 26, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Public Visitation: September 27, 2023 9:00 am - 9:45 am

Crossroads Christian Church
6450 S. State Highway 360
Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Funeral Service: September 27, 2023 10:00 am

Crossroads Christian Church
6450 S. State Highway 360
Grand Prairie, TX 75052

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  1. Darrin, you will be missed by all. You were a great man. You will leave a great legacy behind. We love you always.
    James and Etta Burton
    Tasha Drake and family
    Bryson Blakely

  2. We are so sorry for the loss of Darrin We have known the family for many years. Darrin was such a special person and wore the Badge with pride. May the Lord bring comfort to all that was loved by him and to those he loved. Tracy & Linda Stanley.

  3. CandleImageI drove by him recently on a traffic stop and it brought a smile to my face knowing he was still in motors. Great man, great officer, great detective, great motor officer, great laugh, great smile, and I’m certain many more great things. He will be missed tremendously. Deepest sympathy to Lynette, his family, and extended motors family. Rest in peace Darrin. 🙏

  4. To the McMichael family, l give you my sincere condolences. My name is Bobby Murphy, I first met Darrin at Bell Helicopter in April 1998. I was a new stockroom supervisor and Darrin was assigned as my trainer and mentor. I remembered thinking to myself (how tall he was) when I was introduced to him. Darrin was kind and generous man, whom helped me through some difficult times. He will be missed.

  5. Awhile back I had the distinct pleasure and honor to work in a civilian capacity with Darrin for a number of years in a role that required conflict resolution and investigation for a local business. During that time, I found Darrin to be the ultimate professional, yet still so ultimately compassionate to offenders and guests alike. His unfailingly positive demeanor and can-do attitude always served to help people focus on what people could do rather than what they could not. Although I had not spoken with Darrin in some time, I have always considered him my friend, one who will forever be part of my memories as he definitely had an impact on my life. I look forward to seeing him in Heaven where God’s rewards await him for a life well lived serving others. Meanwhile, I pray that God heal the hole in our hearts that we feel for our fallen officer, friend, husband, father, grandfather, son, and more. Thank you for letting me sing the praises of one so deserving. I’m sure the list of people wanting to do so was long. Thank you to his family for sharing Darrin with us. We share your loss.

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