Darrall Imhoff Obituary

Darrall Tucker Imhoff
Darrall Tucker Imhoff

October 11, 1938 - June 30, 2017
Born in Los Angeles, California
Resided in Bend, OR


Darrall Tucker Imhoff, age 78, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 30th 2017 in Redmond, OR.
He was born in Los Angeles, CA on October 11th 1938 to Clark E Imhoff and Lorraine Tucker Imhoff. He grew up in San Gabriel, CA and graduated from Alhambra High School in 1956. After high school, he attended University of California Berkeley to pursue a degree in forestry.
Darrall was asked to try out for the Cal Bears basketball team by the head coach, Pete Newell. Pete helped Darrall develop into a 2 time all American center for the team. Together, they brought Cal its only NCAA championship in 1959.
Darrall had the opportunity to play for his beloved coach and travel to Rome to play with the 1960 Olympic team, where the team earned a gold medal for the USA. Upon his return from Rome, he was drafted by the New York Knicks in the first round to begin his 12 year career in the NBA.
Darrall was a loving, giving and caring man, husband, father, brother and son. Besides spending time with his family, which he was most passionate about, he loved golfing, fishing, hunting and playing cards. Hunting camp was a treasured time spent with his father, brothers, sons and grandsons, which is why he devoted over 65 years to the sport.
His relationship with Christ was felt everywhere he went. He loved everyone and shared Christ’s love with anyone he came into contact with. He gave selflessly to many charitable organizations including Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Providence Child Center and Rotary International.
He is survived by his wife, Susan, Daughters Karen, Diana (Jerry), Nancy (Todd), Sons David (Vicki) and Robert (Laurie). Darrall is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Doug (Joan), Ron (Barbara) and Christine (Steve).
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Central Oregon Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

A Celebration of Life will be held:
Eugene Faith Center
1410 West 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402
August 26, 2017
7:00 PM

Contributions in Darrall's memory can be made to:

Fellowship of Chrisitan Atheletes
PO Box 907 Bend, OR 97709



Celebration of Life
Darrall Imhoff
1410 West 13th Avenue
Eugene, 97402
Saturday, August 26, 2017
7:00 PM