Mr. Jerry Franklin Darnell, age 80, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2023, under the loving care and comfort of his family, Tennessee State Veterans Home, and Alive Hospice.
Funeral services, with full military honors, will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 10, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Rev. Jeff Rasnick will officiate. Following the service, Mr. Darnell will be cremated. Burial will be in Rosebank Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m.
He was born October 20, 1942, in Bedford County, to the late Frank and Edna Hill Darnell. Jerry was well known in the Flat Creek community and all of Bedford County. He served his country proudly in the Army. He worked in the construction business for many years, and his favorite past time and hobby was dancing. Jerry’s favorite song was “Old Time Rock and Roll”. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Sallie Jackson Darnell; two sons, Tim Darnell, and his wife, Shelly, and Troy Darnell; grandchildren, Justin, Peyton, and Katelyn; two step-grandchildren, Sidney and Dylan; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Betsy Darnell Bobo, and her husband Frank; a niece and a nephew.
Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.