OBITUARY

Derric Paul Darnell

June 27, 1979April 3, 2021

Derric Paul Darnell, 41, of Kearney, MO, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 3, 2021.

Derric was born on June 27, 1979 in Kansas City, KS to Kenneth and Debra Darnell. He graduated from Park Hill High School in 1997 and went on to work at Ford Motor Company and Metals USA. Derric married Lakisha Galleher in 1998. During their marriage, the couple had two children together, Ashlyn and Brendan Darnell. His children remember him as a proud, loving father who encouraged them to pursue their goals. Derric left an impression on everyone he met and was always the life of the party. He was passionate about sports, enjoying golf and bowling, and he was a dedicated Kansas City Chiefs fan. In his free time, he also enjoyed entertaining family and friends with his photoshop abilities. Derric will be deeply missed.

He is preceded in death by grandparents, Paul and Alveen Darnell; and Ernest and Cleo Klingler.

Derric is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Debra Darnell of Kansas City, MO; children, Ashlyn and Brendan Darnell and their mother, Lakisha Barnett, of Kansas City, MO; and sister, Angela and spouse Christopher Stuart of San Antonio, TX.

A visitation is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 26 at Winnwood Baptist Church, with a service to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Derric’s life.

Derric's family has given White Chapel Funeral Home the privilege of caring for him and for them.

Services

26 June

Visitation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Winnwood Baptist Church

4513 N Jackson Ave
Kansas City, MO 64117

26 June

Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Winnwood Baptist Church

4513 N Jackson Ave
Kansas City, MO 64117

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Derric Paul Darnell

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Kitty Jennings

April 13, 2021

My sincerest love and prayers for the family. I pray you find comfort in each other during this time of loss. Your Winnwood family is praying for you all.

Becky Starnes

April 12, 2021

I can’t begin to adequately tell you how sad Mom, Gary, and I are about Derric and what your family is going through. I picture Dad giving him a big hug the minute he saw him in heaven. We are thinking of you all and praying for you. I would be glad to talk with you at any time day or night.
With love, Becky

Rachel & Joseph Jimenez

April 12, 2021

Heartfelt thoughts go out to the entire family in this time of sorrow.

CONNIE WHEATLEY

April 9, 2021

Im shocked....sadened,,,sleepless and personally destroyed by this news. The only way I can make sence of this is to pray.. not knowing what happened....Sis and I wanted to bring over food and flowers...I said we need to play Yatzee, make banana daquaries and popcorn and talk about good times......eventually.....as for the moment we feel so sad! You were best mom and I remember you squeezing his cheeks saying you are so cute! He was always a good sport! Love and hugs and kisses to you and your family. I love you all! XOXO

Heather Marecek

April 8, 2021

My deepest condolences go out to your family. The loss of Derric cuts deep. My heart broke when I heard this news. Sending you lots of love and healing. HUGS

Danette Rollins

April 7, 2021

I am so very sorry to all the Darnell family...I loved Derric from the minute of his birth....I will be thinking and praying for you at this most difficult time....love always ❤️

Glenda Jacobson

April 7, 2021

My prayers are with you as you move through your grief. We should never have to bury one of our children. Though we haven’t connected in years, the Darnell family will always be part of our Platte Brooke memories.
There are no words to express my sympathy,
Glenda Jacobson

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY