He was the son of the late Garland Darnell and Martha Canup Darnell.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Darnell of Benton; daughters Lavon Thompson of Wingo, Kelm Burchard of Lone Oak and Carol Craig of Humphrey, Ark.; sons Jacob Barker of Benton and Scott Barker of Nashville; brothers Glendel Darnell of Evansville, Ind., and Randy Darnell and Roy Darnell, both of Benton; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by brothers Earl Darnell and Tommy Darnell and sisters Katheline O'Daniel and Genene Gipson.
The funeral service will be held at Collier Funeral Chapel in Benton at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Charlie Canup and Rev. Ricky Cunningham officiating. Interment will follow at Marshall County Memory Gardens.