Mr. Darnell and the former Patricia Ann Wyatt were married May 8, 1952, by the Rev. John Weir at his home in Symsonia. Their attendants were Myrtle Wyatt Story and Tommy Story.
Mrs. Darnell is the daughter of the late Charlie and Nellie Wyatt. She is a retired kindergarten teacher’s aide at Sharpe Elementary School.
Mr. Darnell is the son of the late Chester and Evelyn Darnell. He is a member of Ironworkers Local 782 and retired from Pip Johnson Construction.
They are the parents of three children, Terri Darnell Lowery (Denny) of Benton, David Darnell (Sandie) of Benton and Jeff Darnell of Calvert City.
They have eight grandchildren, Lenisa Lowery Jones (Johnny) of Calvert City, Cody Lowery (Sue) of Bowling Green, Kacy Lowery Jestes (Brent) of Benton, Garrett Grow & Ashley Grow of Benton, Dustin Darnell of Paducah, Shelly Fisk and Charla Darnell of Benton.
They have two great-grandchildren, Edie Jones and Landon Lowery.