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Kenneth "Wayne" Darnell

March 20, 1953 ~ January 13, 2022 (age 68)



Kenneth “Wayne” Darnell 



Wayne achieved his Heavenly reward on January 13, 2022, at 68 years of age. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Sherri Headrick Darnell, grandson Noah Edmunds, parents and sister, Brenda Lee.


He is survived by David Darnell of Florida, Kevin Darnell and partner Melanie Maxfield, Crystal and Jimmy Cheatham, as well as Misty and Mark Edmunds. Grandchildren 

Matthew, Derick, Charlie Cheatham, Shane Maxfield, Harlie Darnell, Brittany Patterson, Elicia, and Daisy Darnell and great-grandson, Blaze Patterson, and five siblings.


Wayne loved hunting, camping, and fishing with his children/grandchildren and loved Norris Lake and the Great Smokey Mountains. Wayne was a handyman and could fix anything entrusted to him. He had a fiery personality and never met a stranger. He was loved and will be missed.


At Wayne’s request, he is being cremated and due to the pandemic, the family is planning a private Celebration of Life Service. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Darnell family and invites you to view and sign the online registry.

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