Darvin Cranful Henson passed away peacefully on February 12, 2017 at approximately 1:30 p.m. at the Hogan Park Nursing Facility at the age of 85. Darvin was born on December 29, 1931 in Rustic, Oklahoma. He was a decorated veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Welch. He was retired after a long employment with Mac Machen Contractors. He most enjoyed visiting daily with his friends and acquaintances at VFW and other establishments around Midland. He is preceded in his death by his wife, Zora Henson; his stepson, Calvin Sanders; his father, Ira Henson; his mother, Laurane Henson; his brother, Edwin Henson; his sisters, Patsy Millican and Sharon Jones; and by his grandson, Michael Betty. He is survived by a sister, Margie Wilkins; sons, Darvin Henson, Jr. and wife Nita, and Melton Saunders; daughters, Anita Brown, Carolyn Henson, Cheryl Spurlin and her husband David, Cynthia Hinton and her husband Harry, and Dorren Pritchett; and by 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. There will be a visitation at Ellis Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Ellis Funeral Home Chapel at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2017. In lieu of flowers, the family would like for donations to be made in Darvin's behalf at the local VFW Post 7208 at 1306 E Taylor Ave, Midland, Texas 79701. Online condolences may be offered at www.ellisfunerals.com .
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