In memory of
Russell BG Darden
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In memory of
Russell BG Darden
Russell BG Darden, age 76, of Fort Walton Beach, passed away on November 22nd, 2018. Russell was born on December 20th, 1941, to parents, Anna Belle and Byrns Darden. Russell graduated from Clarksville high school in 1959, then went on to receive a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Austin Peay and Troy Universities.. Russell joined the Air Force in 1963 and trained to become a pilot. He was a special operations C-130 combat pilot before retiring after 20 years of service, and earning many awards, medals, and recognizations. After retiring from active duty service he was a pilot instructor for Lockheed Martin on Hurlburt Field until he fully retired in 2008. Russell is is predeceased by his father, Byrns, his mother, Anna Belle, and his sister, Barbara. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; children: Sherry (Chuck) Brainard, Russell Jr., Diane (Raymond) Ross, Joe (Angie) Darden, Robert Darden, and grandchildren: Elizabeth (Trevor) Nolte, Dorothy Maddan, Krista (Edy) Machado, Rebecca (Brandon) Florea, Kaitlyn Ross, Turner, and Connor. Memorial service will be held at Trinity United Methodist on Racetrack Road Saturday, December 1 at 11:00. Interment will be at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Trinity United Methodist, St Jude Hospital for Children, Wounded Warriors, or your favorite charity. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com
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In memory of
Russell BG Darden
Russell BG Darden, age 76, of Fort Walton Beach, passed away on November 22nd, 2018. Russell was born on December 20th, 1941, to parents, Anna Belle and Byrns Darden. Russell graduated from Clarksville high school in 1959, then went on to receive a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Austin Peay and Troy Universities.. Russell joined the Air Force in 1963 and trained to become a pilot. He was a special operations C-130 combat pilot before retiring after 20 years of service, and earning many awards, medals, and recognizations. After retiring from active duty service he was a pilot instructor for Lockheed Martin on Hurlburt Field until he fully retired in 2008. Russell is is predeceased by his father, Byrns, his mother, Anna Belle, and his sister, Barbara. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; children: Sherry (Chuck) Brainard, Russell Jr., Diane (Raymond) Ross, Joe (Angie) Darden, Robert Darden, and grandchildren: Elizabeth (Trevor) Nolte, Dorothy Maddan, Krista (Edy) Machado, Rebecca (Brandon) Florea, Kaitlyn Ross, Turner, and Connor. Memorial service will be held at Trinity United Methodist on Racetrack Road Saturday, December 1 at 11:00. Interment will be at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Trinity United Methodist, St Jude Hospital for Children, Wounded Warriors, or your favorite charity. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com
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161 Racetrack Rd NW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
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Celebrate the life of a departed friend or family member with an exuberant and patriotic bouquet of red, white and blue flowers. Comforting memories of a life lived in service to the country are bought to mind with red and white roses, white gladioli and Oriental lilies, and blue hydrangeas beautifully arranged in a simply lovely white woodchip basket. Perfect for floor or tabletop display at a wake, for an altar or in a sanctuary at the funeral or to send to the home of grieving family and friends.

Standard arrangement is approximately 25"H x 19"W.

Deluxe arrangement is approximately 27"H x 19"W.

Premium arrangement is approximately 27"H x 21"W.

Sku: ftd-S43-5027S

Celebrate the life of a departed friend or family member with an exuberant and patriotic bouquet of red, white and blue flowers. Comforting memories of a life lived in service to the country are bought to mind with red and white roses, white gladioli and Oriental lilies, and blue hydrangeas beautifully arranged in a simply lovely white woodchip basket. Perfect for floor or tabletop display at a wake, for an altar or in a sanctuary at the funeral or to send to the home of grieving family and friends.

Standard arrangement is approximately 25"H x 19"W.

Deluxe arrangement is approximately 27"H x 19"W.

Premium arrangement is approximately 27"H x 21"W.

Sku: ftd-S43-5027D

Celebrate the life of a departed friend or family member with an exuberant and patriotic bouquet of red, white and blue flowers. Comforting memories of a life lived in service to the country are bought to mind with red and white roses, white gladioli and Oriental lilies, and blue hydrangeas beautifully arranged in a simply lovely white woodchip basket. Perfect for floor or tabletop display at a wake, for an altar or in a sanctuary at the funeral or to send to the home of grieving family and friends.

Standard arrangement is approximately 25"H x 19"W.

Deluxe arrangement is approximately 27"H x 19"W.

Premium arrangement is approximately 27"H x 21"W.

Sku: ftd-S43-5027P
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