Darnell, Richard "Dick"

Retired From Glen Ellis Trucking Company, And Was A Member Of The Shriner Club And Scottish Rites

Monday, September 11, 2017
Richard “Dick” Darnell
Richard “Dick” Darnell

Richard “Dick” Darnell, 82, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017.

Richard was born on March 1, 1935, to the late James and Thelma Darnell, he retired from Glen Ellis Trucking Co. in Chattanooga, he was a member of the Shriner Club and Scottish Rites, and he enjoyed golfing, fishing, and UT sports.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Nancy Karnes Darnell, daughter, Sherri Smiley, sons, Rick (Stephanie) Darnell, Jeff (Cathy) Darnell, grandchildren, Alyson McArthur, Brooke (Shane) Burrow, Tyler Darnell, Ethan (Kevin) Darnell, Lucas Darnell, Danielle Darnell, Nicole (Zach) Davis, Jacob Darnell, and great grandchildren, Roan McArthur, Devin Burrow, and Parker Burrow.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Bill Mason officiating.

Please visit www.heritagechattanooga.com to share words of comfort to the family.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 12-2 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road. 

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