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“Doug, you will be greatly missed. I worked many years with doug at Stemco and moved to AZ about 10years ago. Doug was a fine person you could always...Read More »
1 of 35 | Posted by: Neil Whyte - Goodyear, AZ

“Mellye and family, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family for your heart breaking loss of your son. We pray that God gives you the strength to...Read More »
2 of 35 | Posted by: kathy mitchell - white oak, TX

“Doug was just 18 months younger than myself. I did not consider him a nephew, but a brother and best friend. We sank a ski boat to the bottom of Lake...Read More »
3 of 35 | Posted by: Wanda Densman - TX

“Doug was a great guy and friend, I remember growing up with him on Twilight dr. He will be missed by many! My condolence to the Darden family. ”
4 of 35 | Posted by: Pam Snider Meacham - Cedar Park, TX

“Doug was a great guy. I am so sorry for your loss. He was our classmate from Gilmer High Class of 75. ”
5 of 35 | Posted by: Lisa Talley Bickerdike - Gilmer, TX

“Dee Laine, My deepest sympathies for you and your loved ones. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. ”
6 of 35 | Posted by: Deletta Parrish - White Oak, TX

“With deepest sympathy. Our hearfilled prayers are with you during this time of loss. Norman & Nancy Trainer Barbara & William Gilstrap ”
7 of 35 | Posted by: Norman & Nancy Trainer & William & Barbara Gilstrap - TX

“Darden Family When I think of Doug, I remember his smile that would welcome you in and make you feel at home. What a loss. Your family is my...Read More »
8 of 35 | Posted by: Tess Nichols - Kilgore, TX

“To all the Dardens. We are saddened by your loss and know that we will keep you in our prayers. Bill and Pat Puckett ”
9 of 35 | Posted by: Bill Puckett - Waco, TX

“Mellye & Bud, We were saddened to hear the news of the loss of your Son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
10 of 35 | Posted by: Roxanne & Gregg Gipe - Longview, TX

“Dear Bud, Mellye, and Family, We are praying that Our Previous Lord will comfort and strengthen each of you today and the days ahead. May God's...Read More »
11 of 35 | Posted by: Travis and Trish Honea - TX

“Doug, you were loved and u will be missed. Doug was a good friend with a big heart who brought us both alot of laughter. All of the family will be...Read More »
12 of 35 | Posted by: Cathy Adkins - Longview, TX

“Katie- There are no words to express my sorrow for you and your family. I cannot imagine losing my dad and I feel terrible that you and your brothers...Read More »
13 of 35 | Posted by: Amanda Newland - Dallas, TX

“Doug, you will be gretly missed. You were a Great Insiration to those who knew you. May God Bless Your family In This Time of such a great Loss. ”
14 of 35 | Posted by: Jerry Welch - Longview, TX

“Leigh Ann, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you,...Read More »
15 of 35 | Posted by: Paulette Rogers - Longview, TX

“Bud & Mellye - Having lost my oldest son a little over a year ago, I know how difficult this is for you. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Let me...Read More »
16 of 35 | Posted by: Ginny Densman - Houston, TX

“my prayers are with you ”
17 of 35 | Posted by: kori williams - dianna, TX

“very sorry for your loss all my best wishes to the family ”
18 of 35 | Posted by: jerry parker - dianna, TX

“Mellye and Bud, I am so sorry about Doug. I have been there so I can assure you that it will be hard but life goes on, and we have to accept and...Read More »
19 of 35 | Posted by: theresa wilson - Longview, TX

“Darden Family We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Charles and Linda Tevebaugh ”
20 of 35 | Posted by: Charles and Linda Tevebaugh - TX

“All of our family is thinking and praying for you and all of yours. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We couldn't attend, but our hearts are...Read More »
21 of 35 | Posted by: Wendy & Clifford Densman - TX

“I was so shocked and sorry to hear about Doug. He was such a good friend to me all through high school and after. Just know that you all are in my...Read More »
22 of 35 | Posted by: Jan Calvert Williams - Gilmer, TX

“Darden Family- I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. ”
23 of 35 | Posted by: Mark Miller - Tyler, TX

“Doug We are never promised tomorrow, but today you are eternally blessed to be with your heavenly Father. May your family find comfort and peace...Read More »
24 of 35 | Posted by: Cindy Allen Bagley - Gilmer, TX

“I went to elementary school with Doug in Kilgore. I am still in shock as we had also become Facebook pals. So very sorry to hear of his passing. He...Read More »
25 of 35 | Posted by: Kay McKnight-Evans - TX

“Dear Bud and Mellye, I'm so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. I pray that you and your family are comforted during this oh, so difficult time. ...Read More »
26 of 35 | Posted by: Susan Riley English - Richardson, TX

“Bud,Mellye,Gina,LeighAnn,Delaine: I'm so sorry to hear about Doug's death. Hope his children are doing ok. I remember Danny the most--remember him...Read More »
27 of 35 | Posted by: glenda stewart - waco, TX

“Mellye and Bud, We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your son.As parents and grandparents, we know how hard it would be to lose one of our...Read More »
28 of 35 | Posted by: Jimmy Walker - Longview, TX

“Leigh Ann, Mickey & family, Keeping you in our thoughts prayers. God be with you and give you strenght during this time. ”
29 of 35 | Posted by: Robin & Lloyd Crabtree & family - TX

“We are so sorry for your loss~Our family will keep your family in our prayers! The Rex Arnold Family ”
30 of 35 | Posted by: Stephanie Arnold Hooks - TX

“I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. God bless you. ”
31 of 35 | Posted by: Barbara Kirkpatrick - Gladewater, TX

“My prayers are with you and your family. Dan remember the good times you and your dad shared. ”
32 of 35 | Posted by: Dorothy Rider - Longview, TX

“Mellye and Bud We were shocked to learn of your sons death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God Bless you. ...Read More »
33 of 35 | Posted by: holley and Pat Noon - Longview, TX

“Our hearts and prayers are with you! Ladies, please call if you need anything! Regina and Sebina from That's A Wrap! in White Oak. ”
34 of 35 | Posted by: Sebina - White Oak, TX

“My prayers go out to his family. I've known and worked with him for many years. ”
35 of 35 | Posted by: Jimmie Cross - Longview, TX

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Douglas Leon Darden Family and friends will gather together Thursday, November 19, 2009 ­ 2:00 p.m. at East Mountain Baptist Church to celebrate the life of Douglas Leon Darden. Reverends Wes Sherman and Aubrey Pate will officiate the service. Doug was born April 18, 1956 in El Paso, Texas to Doyle L. ³Bud² and Mellye Darden. Doug was raised in East Texas and attended Kilgore, Pine Tree, and Gilmer schools. He was a long time employee of Stemco in Longview where he took great pride in his work. His number one goal for fellow employees was that everyone be treated with respect. Honesty was Doug¹s greatest virtue and that was what he expected of others. He believed that if you could not find something good to say about someone you just needed to keep it to yourself. He enjoyed woodworking, loved watching old movies and was addicted to Macintosh computers. He always dreamt of owning a Harley Davidson or Indian motorcycle, wanted to bring back chivalrous behavior and valued fine craftsmanship. He often quipped that conversation and handwriting were two of the greatest lost arts. Doug started spending eternity with His Heavenly Father on Monday, November 16, 2009. His remaining family is rejoicing with those who greeted him at the Pearly Gates of Heaven. Doug is survived by two sons, Danny Lee Darden of East Mountain and Justin Taylor Darden of Longview; one daughter, Katie Marie Darden and one grand child, Haylee Michelle Blankenship of White Oak; his parents, Bud and Mellye Darden of White Oak; three sisters and brothers-in law, Gina and Jimmy Hasley of Aledo, Texas, Leigh Ann and Mickey Bryce of White Oak, Dee Laine and Jon Harshaw of East Mountain; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind a great lifelong friend, Randall Williams, of Nacogdoches, with whom he hopes to cruise the streets of gold for eternity.

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