McKeldin, Darryl

Former Riverside Football, Basketball Star Worked For Chattanooga State, Chattanooga Plastics

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Darryl McKeldin
Darryl McKeldin

Darryl McKeldin, 67, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017, in Chattanooga.

He was born on March 14, 1950, in Newark, N.J., and later moved to Chattanooga, with his mother who united in marriage to Heussen Orlando McKeldin, Sr. Darryl gave his life to Christ, and he loved the Lord. Darryl was educated in the Chattanooga Public Schools where he excelled in football and basketball at Orchard Knob Junior High and graduated from Riverside High School “Class of 1969”. 

Darryl was a loving and caring individual who was always smiling and enjoy life. He had a compassion for others and loves his children. He loved dancing and music, especially his favorite artist, Frankie Beverly and Maze. He worked for Chattanooga State Community College for several years and  later was employed by Chattanooga plastics.

He was preceded in death by his daughter and son-in-law, Jerome and Kimberly Smith; his parents, Heussen O. Mckeldin, Sr. and Velvalene Mckeldin; grandparents, Ed and Agnes Copeland.

He is survived by his ex-wife, Bernice McKeldin, two sons, Wayne (Shelia) McKeldin, Damarcus Jordan, four daughters, Brucenia McKeldin, Dakeirra McKeldin, Darrieal McKeldin, and Candice Jordan. Two brothers, Heussen O. (Beverly) McKeldin Jr., Anthony LaJuan (Cassandra) McKeldin of Roswell, Ga., sisters, Michelle Grace, Orlando Fl., Karen (Garland) Eastman, seven grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5, at Allen Temple AME Church. 

Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

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