Reed-Culver Funeral Home

117 West Delaware Street, Tahlequah, OK


Darlene Haddox

November 28, 1960July 1, 2019

Funeral services for Thelma Darlene Haddox will be held on Monday, July 8th, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Leach First Baptist Church in Leach, OK with Pastors Jess Glass and Dobson Rooster officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 7th, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Reed-Culver Funeral Home with her Wake Services following from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. She will be laid to rest at Tyler Springs Cemetery in Stilwell, OK. Online condolences for Thelma Darlene Haddox may be left at www.reedculver.com

Pallbearers for Thelma include Micheal Sanders, Kalin Parsons, Fred Wyly, Creighton Sanders, Thomas Soap, and Mike Sanders. Honorary Pallbearers include Donald Disney, Matthew Disney, and nephews.

Darlene Haddox was born on Monday, November 28, 1960 in Yale, OK, the daughter of Louis and Helen Maxine (Vinyard) Sanders. She grew up with ten brothers and eight sisters, graduating from Jones High School. She worked as a cook in the Dietary department at Wolfe Living Center in Harrah, OK, a job she enjoyed. She was the proud mother of Elizabeth Sue Sanders and the even more delighted grandmother to her four grandchildren, Helen, Micheal, Donald and Matthew. In 2005, she married Tony Haddox in Oklahoma City. When she wasn’t working, she was home enjoying a little time crocheting, reading a good book, or collecting cookbooks and salt and pepper shakers. A trip to her house meant wonderful baked pies, cakes and fried bologna sandwiches. She loved to garden and grew wonderful peppers and tomatoes to share with her family and friends. Darlene loved to go out to her flower garden and chase the canine companions Chico, Sissy, and the two Chihuahuas. There was nothing like a little coloring project or game on her phone, and of course crossword puzzles and word search. She was constantly in search of a bargain at the thrift store, yard sales and Walmart. Darlene wanted everyone around her to be happy, and went out of her way to make you happy. She was caring and understanding, and generous to her family and friends. Her laughter was infectious, and you couldn’t help but laugh at her when she was in her humorous mood. She passed from this life on Monday, July 1st, 2019 in Midwest City with her loved ones by her side. She was 58 years old. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her father, mother, brothers Jesse Sanders, Mose Sanders, Leroy Staller, John Sanders, Rex Sanders, Phillip Sanders, Joe Louis Sanders, Richard Sanders and sisters Anna Lou Glass, Josephine Sanders, Judy Sanders, Donna Kay Sanders, and Dianna Sanders.

She is survived by her husband Tony Haddox, daughter Elizabeth Sue Sanders of Midwest City, OK, brothers Billy Wayne Sanders and wife Becky of Hindsville, AR, Johnson Sanders of Kansas, OK, sisters Mary Jane Wyly and husband Alfred of Kansas, OK, Lucille Morgan and husband Dennis of Choctaw, OK, and Lucinda Sanders of Wewoka, OK. She lives on in her grandchildren, Helen Lucinda Sanders of Del City, OK, Micheal Louis Sanders of Midwest City, OK, Donald Ray Disney III of Midwest, OK, and Matthew Joe Disney of Midwest City, OK. Her great-grandchildren include Jacorian Sanders of Del City and Princeton Sanders of Del City as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends and loved ones.


  • Micheal Sanders
  • Kalin Parsons
  • Fred Wyly
  • Creighton Sanders
  • Thomas Soap
  • Mike Sanders
  • Donald Disney, Honorary
  • Matthew Disney, Honorary
  • Nephews, Honorary


  • Visitation Sunday, July 7, 2019
  • Wake Sunday, July 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 8, 2019


Darlene Haddox

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Jennifer Armintrout

July 8, 2019

Terry and I met Darlene sometime around 2000 working at Wolfe Living Center, I haven't seen her in many years but can still remember how fun she was and so easy to talk to. She had such a wonderful spirit. You will be greatly missed now soar with the Angels my friend. ♥️

Sandra Parker

July 7, 2019

Your heart and love for others was so genuine. When my mother got sick you would call me weekly to make sure I was taking good care of myself and say you would pray for my strength. I loved you for that. I will miss you my cousin but will never forget how you cared for others. Rest in Paradise!!

Donna Trumbull

July 6, 2019

I remember first meeting Darlene at work we worked together in housekeeping at Wolfe living center. We became best of friends she was like a sister to me. I love her and gonna miss her . Each day that I work I will never forget her how we laugh and talk at work. Love you Darlene I see u one day in heaven.