William Ray Darnell

Friday, January 23, 2015

William Ray Darnell, 70, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at his residence.

Mr. Darnell was a native of Marshall County, and the son of the late Albert and Ruby Irene Jones Darnell. In his young life, he served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was retired from Dairymen, Inc. and later retired as an electrician. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Steven Ray Darnell, and sister, Dorothy Frank.

He is survived by his daughter, Charise Fitch, and ex-wife and friend, Frances Darnell Hanson, both of Lewisburg; sister, Edna Hendricks of Smyrna; two brothers, Bobby Darnell of Lewisburg and Jimmy Darnell of Greeneville, Ky.; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, from the chapel of London Funeral Home.

The family will be at London Funeral Home Friday from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour for visitation.

Mr. Darnell's body will be cremated following the services.

London Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.