Alvin Ralph DarkRead More
Alvin Ralph Dark, 92, of 103 Cranberry Way, Easley, S.C. husband of Jackie Rockwood Dark, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014 at his home.
Born January 7, 1922 in Comanche, Oklahoma, Mr. Dark was a son of the late Ralph Jacob and Cordia Stallings Dark. He attended LSU, and he graduated from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, and he was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran of World War II. He was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. Throughout his professional baseball career, he was the 1948 rookie of the year, a three time All Star, and two time World Series Champion. He retired from Major League Baseball in 1977.
Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are two sons, Gene Dark of Lake Charles, LA and Rusty Dark of East Chicago, IN; four daughters, Allison Walling, Eve Carpenter, Margaret Robinson, all of Lake Charles, LA and Laura Nail, of Bedford, Texas.; and ten grandchildren.
Private graveside services were held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 in the Veterans Garden of Honor of Robinson Memorial Gardens, Easley, S.C.
Memorial services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Rock Springs Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church, 201 Rock Springs Road, Easley, S.C. 29642.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville Road, which is assisting the family.