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Jerald B. Darden

Clarksville, Tennessee

Oct 18, 1938 – Jan 19, 2021 (Age 82)


October 18, 1938
January 19, 2021
Clarksville, Tennessee


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Gateway Funeral Home Obituary

J B (Jerald) Darden was born October 18, 1938 to parents, Henry and Flora Lorena Darden.

He was preceded in death by wife, Patsy S. Darden. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Mary Elizabeth Irizarry, Agnes Sullivan and brothers, Tom, Charles, William Allen, Bill, Clyde, Jewell and Frank Darden.

He is survived by his children, Kim Darden, Karry Koppully (Sadir), Kitty Darden, Jerald Duane Darden, Kelly Mixon (Ricky), Kaila Yarbrough (Eric) and Krystal Pena (Juan). He has 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild. He is also survived by sisters, Marie Waggoner and Ann Rodriguez and brother, David Darden.

Mr. Darden was a contractor, carpenter and farmer. He loved to hunt.

The family would like to thank the nurses, doctors and maintenance workers at Tennova Hospital and Spring Meadows Nursing Home for the care he received while battling Covid.

A private family graveside service will be held due to current health issues.

Arrangements are under the care of Gateway Funeral Home & Cremation Center. 335 Franklin Street Clarksville, TN 37040. Phone: (931)919-2600. Online condolences may be made by visiting

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Kim, may God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Kim, I am so sorry for your loss. I understand the loss you and your siblings feel. I pray you will have peace and understanding, I remember your dad being full of life, and enjoying it as he wanted. My thoughts will be with you. Please reach out to me if I can do anything for you. Love to you, Jan.

Dear Kim, Karry, Kitty, Duane, Kelly, Kaila, and Krystal, My thoughts and prayers are for all of you. Your family meant a lot to me growing up and still do. Again prayer for you at this time.

Jb was a cool ole guy who would have done just about anything for folks he considered friends. He had somany good stories that he loved to share, about his life and the things he'd done and places he'd seen. He will be greatly missed, by many I'm sure. Tina always know he loved you and will be forever in your heArt.

I would like to send my sympathy to the family for their loss. Please know my family is sending prayers to yours! May God give you strength to carry you through this time of sorrow.

JB, you were a true of the truest friends to my daddy and family! The visit we had this past summer, meant (and always will)
so much to me, it was like I had a bigger part of my daddy that day. I know he was tickled that you found my house and stopped for a wonderful visit. You will be missed and NEVER forgotten ♥♥

Sincere Condolences to the family.