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Brooks Darnell

October 12, 1944 — December 23, 2021

Mr. Brooks Clayton Darnell, age 77, Of Murray, Kentucky died on December 23, 2021, at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. He was born on October 12, 1944, in Detroit, Michigan to the late Virgil Darnell and Otha Mae Gore Darnell. Mr. Darnell was the owner and operator of Brook's Body Shop.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one daughter, Michelle Darnell Roach; one grandson, Taylor Ray Roach; two sisters, Mary Ruth Taylor and Evelyn Dell Smith; one brother, Danny Lynn Darnell and one sister-in-law, Theresa Knight.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Darnell of Murray, Kentucky, they married on February 23, 1963 in Brookport, Illinois; daughter, Lori Duff and husband Brian of Murray; one son, Craig Darnell and wife Ginger of Murray; one sister, Hilda Mustion and husband Rick of Lakeland, Florida; four brothers, Richard Darnell and wife Inez of Calvert City, Eddie Darnell and wife Sara of Almo; Gene Darnell and wife Debbie of Odessa, Florida; Ted Darnell and wife Carolyn of Murray; two brothers in law, Jack Canady and wife Darlene of Murray; Jim Knight of Murray; ten grandchildren, Brooke Darnell of Murray, Ashley Kirks and partner Jr. Nance of Murray; Jason Kirks and wife Leandra of Clarksville, Tennessee, Brittany Murphy and husband Jaden of Murray; Jordan Roach and wife Hailey of Murray; Christopher Milby and wife Hanna of Hazel; Mason Darnell and wife Meilia of Murray, and Madison Duff of Murray; Aria Duff of Murray and Aiden Duff of Murray. Also surviving are fifteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. John Dale will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to, The Children's Heart Foundation, 5 Revere Drive, One Northbrook Place, Suite 200, Northbrook, IL 60062-1500 or to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, 200 S. Park Rd. Ste. 100, Hollywood, Florida 33021.


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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S 3rd St, Murray, KY 42071

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S 3rd St, Murray, KY 42071

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