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816 W. Broadway
PO Box 407
Winnsboro, TX 75494
Phone: 903-342-5211
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Chester Darby

Duane Darby

Wednesday, April 11, 1928 - Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Chester “Duane” Darby, of Southlake, TX, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the age of 91.
A visitation will be held from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church in Winnsboro, TX with a funeral service to follow at 3:00 pm. Rev. Debbie Lyons officiating will be officiating.
Duane was born on April 11, 1928 to Chester and Bernice Darby in Winnsboro, TX. He grew up on a farm in Coke, TX, and upon graduation joined the U.S. Navy for 2 years. He met Allie Lampi while in the Navy in Michigan and they married in November, 1947. Duane worked for Amerada Petroleum Corporation in Coke, TX, White Oak, TX, and Tioga, ND. Duane joined Mobile Oil Corporation in 1968 and worked in Memphis, TN, and then Atlanta, GA. He retired after 25 years with Mobile. Allie passed away in 1999 after 52 years of marriage. Duane then moved back to Winnsboro, TX, where he attended the Winnsboro First United Methodist Church. In 2012 Duane moved to Southlake, TX, to be close to family.
Duane was a 71-year member of the Flora Masonic Lodge in Quitman, TX, and also a member of the Gus Garrison Masonic Lodge in Winnsboro, TX.
Duane was preceded in death by his wife, Allie Darby, his brother Bill Darby, and his sister, Mary Hunt.
Duane is survived by his two daughters, Karen Newkirk and Sherry Hanlon; brother, Harry Darby; sister-in-law, Laura Lampi of Michigan; four granddaughters and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that you make memorial donations to the Winnsboro Masonic Lodge, PO Box 196, Winnsboro, Texas 75494 and the First United Methodist Church, 301 Church St. Winnsboro, Texas.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 25, 2019 | 1:30pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, May 25, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    First United Methodist Church of Winnsboro
    Address
    301 Church St
    Winnsboro, Texas 75494
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 25, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, May 25, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    First United Methodist Church of Winnsboro
    Address
    301 Church St
    Winnsboro, Texas 75494
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    Officiant
    Rev. Debbie Lyons
  • Interment

    Saturday, May 25, 2019 | 4:00pm
    When
    Saturday, May 25, 2019 4:00pm
    Location
    Pleasant Grove Memorial Park
    Address
    FM 515
    Winnsboro, Texas 75494
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Jesse McNown

Posted at 01:06pm
Corky & I were saddened to learn of the death of Duane. When we moved to the Winnsboro area in 2004 Duane reached out to us and we became good friends, both members of First United Methodist Church.
Our deep condolences to the entire Darby family.
Jesse & Corky McNown
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