April 19, 1939 - January 14, 2021
Robert Alvin Darnell, Jr. was born on April 19, 1939 in Waterproof, LA and went to be with the Lord on January 14, 2021 in Laurel, MS. Alvin was preceded in death by his father, Robert Alvin Darnell, Sr; mother, Etta Trevillion Darnell; sister, Wilma Darnell Condley; sister, Margaret Ann Darnell Holifield; infant son, Baby Darnell; special aunt and uncle, Harvey and Irene Hopkins. Alvin is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley James Darnell; children, Missy Bounds (John), Annette Darnell, and Shaun Darnell (Christie); brother, Virgil Darnell (Sandra), brother, Wayne Darnell (Cathy), and sister, Sharon Hale (E.T.); grandsons, Austin Bounds (Hannah), Dax Darnell, Knox Darnell; great grandson, John Tyler “JT” Bounds; and a host of nieces and nephews. Alvin dedicated his life to serving others. He served our country while in the Army. He served the town of Sandersville for many years as police chief and fire chief. Alvin was most proud to serve for many years as a Mason and Hamasa Shriner. Being Potentate in 2019 was one of the highlights of his life. Alvin enjoyed fishing off of his pier every afternoon. The fish would rise to the surface as soon as his boots hit the wood, they knew they were about to be fed. His friends jokingly called him “The Mayor of Bogue Homa”. Alvin was loved by all who knew him and, to his grandsons, he hung the moon. Heaven is a brighter place with him there. Graveside services will be held at Sandersville Cemetery at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Rev. Curtis Pitts and Rev. Wesley Page will officiate. Pallbearers will be David Buchanan, Devon Polansky, Charles Clark, Tommy Johnson, Mike King, and Cam Hale. Honorary pallbearers will be Past Potentates of the Hamasa Temple. To sign the online guest book, visit www.memorychapellaurel.com.
Robert Alvin Darnell, Jr. was born on April 19, 1939 in Waterproof, LA and went to be with the Lord on January 14, 2021 in Laurel, MS. Alvin was preceded in death by his father, Robert Alvin Darnell, Sr; mother, Etta Trevillion Darnell; sister,... View Obituary & Service Information
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