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In Memory of

Daryn Lee Alston

April 3, 1963 - June 6, 2017

Obituary


Daryn Lee Alston, son, brother, uncle, friend, kind neighbor, and sports enthusiast died at his home in Austin, Texas on June 6, 2017,

Daryn's passion for work began as a paperboy at the age of 12 years old and that delight in a job well done never left him. For most of his life he worked in the food service industry, starting with a famous Plano establishment, Al Vera's Restaurant, in the 1980's, and later spending more than a decade with Bennigan's Restaurant. For the last 16 years of his career, Daryn worked tirelessly...

Daryn Lee Alston, son, brother, uncle, friend, kind neighbor, and sports enthusiast died at his home in Austin, Texas on June 6, 2017,

Daryn's passion for work began as a paperboy at the age of 12 years old and that delight in a job well done never left him. For most of his life he worked in the food service industry, starting with a famous Plano establishment, Al Vera's Restaurant, in the 1980's, and later spending more than a decade with Bennigan's Restaurant. For the last 16 years of his career, Daryn worked tirelessly building one of the first multi-restaurant food delivery companies in the country. His firm, Eat Out In reached $10 million in annual sales for the Austin and San Antonio markets before it was sold in 2015. Daryn was a tireless advocate for his customers and employees. He was a natural leader, with a good heart and a very high bar for the level of service everyone received when they worked with him.

Daryn was passionate about his faith. He supported many causes including Wounded Warriors, mission work across Africa and South America, Smile Train, the State of Israel, and the Republican Party.

When Daryn was not working, he enjoyed his dogs more than anything else. He was a regular at a nearby Lake Austin beach, where everyone knew and loved his dogs, Bogie, Mulligan, and his newly adopted puppy named Eagle Bear. His second home was in Angel Fire, NM, where he spent a good part of his summers golfing and visiting with his parents and family friends.

Daryn graduated from Texas State University-San Marcos with a degree in Geography & Urban & Regional Planning in 1991.

He is survived by his parents, Dick and Sue Alston; brothers, Lance Alston of McKinney Texas, Christopher Alston of Plano, sister-in-law, Nidia Alston, his nieces and nephew, whom he adored, Claire, Olivia and Rivers Alston, and his faithful fur-children Bogie, Mulligan, and Eagle Bear.

Daryn's greatest loves were his faith, family, dogs, work, and his Country. They gave him lifelong joy.

Arrangements under the direction of Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.