Rev. Glendon Douglas “Glenn” Darnell, age 91, of Dawson Springs, KY passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Tradewater Health and Rehab in Dawson Springs, KY. Rev. Darnell was born on April 26, 1927 in Christian County, KY to the late John Wilson Darnell and Mildred Pyle Darnell. He began working in the coal mines when he was 9 years old and worked for more than 50 years at Peabody Coal and Ken Strip Mine. He was a Pentecostal minister and served as pastor at Star of Bethlehem Church, Oak Hill and Gospel Temple for more than 65 years. Rev. Darnell was a proud member and supporter of UMWA.
Rev. Darnell is survived by two daughters ~ LaDonna (Jimmy) Embry of Clarksville, TN and Hollie (David) Howton of Dawson Springs, KY; four sons ~ Dwight Darnell of Madisonville, KY, David (Teresa) Darnell of Madisonville, KY, Dale (Susan) Darnell of Clay, KY and Barry (Myra) Darnell of Princeton, KY; twenty grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.
Preceding Rev. Darnell in death were his parents; his wife ~ Sarah Jewell Wallace Darnell; daughters ~ Brenda Joyce and Lana Joyce Darnell; a step-son ~ O’Neal Burgess; a granddaughter ~ Leslie Darnell Embry; a great-granddaughter ~ Meghan Darnell; sisters ~ Dorothy Collins, Dean Sandefur and Wanda Russell; brothers ~ Herman Darnell, Bill Darnell, Melvin Darnell and John Darnell.
Visitation for Rev. Glendon Douglas “Glenn” Darnell will be on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 5:00 9:00 PM and on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. at Beshear Funeral Home in Dawson Springs, KY. Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 24, 2018 with Rev. Brad Giffin and Rev. Mark Engler officiating. Burial will follow at Ilsley Cemetery in Ilsley, KY.
Pallbearers will be Darren Darnell, Jason Darnell, Seth Howton, Emily Darnell, Haiden Howton, Barrett Darnell, Nathaniel Embry, Taylor Darnell and Jordan Felker.