1931 - 2015 Joseph Howard Darby, 84, of Beaumont, died Monday, September 21, 2015, at home. He was born on February 21, 1931, in Beaumont, to Mabel Simoneaux Darby and Ignace Yves Darby, and was a lifelong resident of the area. Howard is a United States Army Veteran. He served in the Korean War where he received a Purple Heart. Howard went on to work for Chevron for many years as an operator. He was a longtime member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. Howard is survived by his loving wife of sixty-three years, Myrna; sons, Michael Howard Darby and his wife, Vicky Lynne; and Ronald James Darby and his wife, Sheila; daughter, Kimberly Dianne Darby; grandchildren, Eric Christopher Darby; and Jared Michael Darby and his wife, Stephanie; and great-grandchild, Harper Jade Darby. A Rosary will be recited for Mr. Darby at 5:00 p.m., with a gathering of his family and friends to follow, on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 5075 Bigner Road, Beaumont, with his interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church, 5075 Bigner Road, Beaumont, Texas 77708 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 22, 2015