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Son of Clyde and Juanita (Linder) Darlington Brandon Edward Darlington, son of Clyde and Juanita (Linder) Darlington, was born July 25, 1978 and departed this life June 17, 2006, at the age of 27.
Brandon was born and raised in Ava. If anyone stayed with Brandon and visited with him for more than five minutes, they knew what Brandon loved — he loved to hunt, fish, camp, cook, play his guitar, and hunt mushrooms like his Papaw Darrel taught him. If he wasn’t singing one of his songs, he was telling jokes and making turkey calls. Brandon loved to host barbeques and have softball games. Brandon loved life and never let anyone have a dull or serious moment. He was the type of person that no one could ever stay angry at. He would do anything for anyone that asked him. He worked at many various jobs, but mostly with construction, last working for Rost Construction in Marshfield.
Brandon was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Earl and Myrle (Smith) Darlington, and by his maternal grandfather, Darrel Linder.
He is survived by his parents, Clyde and Juanita Darlington, Ava; two sisters, Crystal (Darlington) Johnson and husband Chris, Ava, and Clarissa Darlington, Ava; two nephews, Devon and Ethan, his maternal grandmother, Virginia Linder, Ava, a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, other family and friends; and a special friend, Erin.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 20, at 10 a.m. at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with the Revs. Dustin Ledford and Mark Hatcher officiating. Burial was at Brushy Knob Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or the foundation of donor’s choice.