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James Edward Darnell, Sr.

August 15, 1938 ~ February 7, 2019 (age 80)
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James Edward Darnell, Sr. Bamberg, SC

Mr. James Edward Darnell, Sr. 80 of Bamberg, SC passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019.

Funeral services for Mr. Darnell will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Bamberg First Baptist Church 11823 Heritage Highway Bamberg, SC 29003 with Rev. Charlie Lucas and Rev. Brad Hudson officiating. Burial will follow at Bamberg County Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until the hour of service at the church.

He was born in Bamberg, SC on August 15, 1938 to the late Charlie Horace Darnell and the late Marie Tant Darnell. He was married to the love of his life Mrs. Rebecca “Becky” Darnell for 57 years.

He was a lifelong member of Bamberg First Baptist Church. He was retired from the United States Air Force as a medic in the Vietnam War and hospital administrator. He loved God, his family and his dog Oreo and loved to work in his yard.  

He is survived by his wife Becky, June (Bobby) Kemp of Bamberg, James E. (Beth) Darnell, Jr. of Boerne, Texas, Marie Darnell of Greenwood, SC, and David (Hilary) Darnell of Greenwood, SC, grandchildren Mason and Conner Darnell, of Boerne, Texas, Hailey, Logan and Perrin Darnell of Greenwood, SC  Warren (Faith) Armstrong of Mt Pleasant, SC, Samantha Armstrong (Joe Thoensen) of Columbia, SC, Maddie Kemp of Bamberg, SC, Lissa (Jason) Myers of Isle of Palms, SC, Carroll Kemp Brabham of Bamberg, SC, great grandchildren Anna Grace and Brayden Brabham and Watson and Avery Myers. He was predeceased by his brother Charles Darnell and a granddaughter Rowan Darnell.    

Memorials can be sent to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home P. O. Box 1178 Greenwood, SC 29648-1178 or Bamberg First Baptist Church P. O. Box 355 Bamberg, SC 29003.

Cooner Funeral Home, LLC, ( 287 McGee Street Bamberg, SC 29003.

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