Russell J Darkes

September 2, 1919July 19, 2013

Russell John Darkes, 93, Ret LTC, US Army, 36th Infantry Division passed away peacefully July 19, 2013 in Grand Prairie, TX surrounded by his family. He was born September 2, 1919 in Lebanon, PA to Harry W. and Annie L. Darkes. A World War II Veteran serving in the European Theater, LTC Darkes was the recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Medal, and two Purple Hearts. He is survived by two daughters; Kathleen Prokay, Charlotte, NC and Kris Davies (Gene), Grand Prairie, TX; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He will be buried in Lebanon, PA. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Grand Prairie, TX. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 4729 S. Carrier Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75052


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Derf and Janice Pribble

August 12, 2013

Russell was our neighbor and every morning he would walk his dog (Teddy) around the block. He love his fish pond in the back yard and always had Gene and Kris plant a garden. Derf and I were lucky enough to have his autographed book-Twent-Five Years in the Military.He was a sweet and kind man.

Derf and Janice Pribble

July 25, 2013

Kathy & Family - I did not know your father that well...but Victor always spoke so highly of him and what he did for our country in service. He was a very special person and will be missed!

July 23, 2013

Kathy & Kristi, so sorry to hear of your loss.I fondly remember the conversations your Dad & I had as a neighbor and while on my paper route. Truely a nice man. Didn't know he was such a war hero, but that is so typical of the greatest generation. God Bless!

Linda M Smith

July 23, 2013

So sorry for your loss I Have a lot of great memories of Russell when he came in to the club he was a lot of fun n he really liked to dance im sure he is dancing to waltz across texas he always liked to plat that song on the juke box