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Lewis Andrew ""Luke"" Darnell

1926 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Lewis Andrew ""Luke"" Darnell Obituary
DENISON - Funeral Services for Lewis Andrew Darnell, 88, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Waldo Funeral Home chapel with Carl Douglas officiating. Mr. Darnell will be laid to rest at Cedarlawn Memorial Park with Larry St. Clair, Tommy Bateman, Roster Mathis, Jack Gleaves, Jimmy Fred Klas and Steve Mathis serving as casket bearers.

Luke was born on June 24, 1926 in Sherman, Texas to James and Daisy Darnell and passed away on August 10, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Beacon Hill Retirement Home in Denison. Mr. Darnell attended Southmayd High School. He married Anna Faye Clay on October 2, 1943 at Durant, Oklahoma.

Luke served in the United States Army between 1944-1946 where he was stationed in Germany and France. He later worked for the railroad approximately 44 years beginning with Frisco, then proceeding to Burlington Northern where he retired in 1988.

Luke was a member of the Travis St. Masonic Lodge #117 of Sherman where he received a 50 year pin for his service and longtime member of the VFW. Mr. Darnell was a member of Dixie Baptist Church in Whitesboro.

Luke was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Darnell Jr. and his wife, Cherry of Sherman; sister, Mozell Coplen and her husband, Boyd of OKC, Okla.; brother, Hyman E. Darnell and his wife, Ethel of Artesia, N.M.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Anna Faye Darnell of Denison; 7 nieces, 7 nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 7 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Waldo Funeral Home.

An online register may be signed at

Services are under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home.
Published in The Herald Democrat on Aug. 12, 2014
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