George Matthew Darden, Jr., 84, of Crane, TX, passed away on May 17, 2018.
He was born August 5, 1933, in McCauley, TX, to George Matthew Darden, Sr., and Clara Miers.
On May 5, 1951, George married Margaret Kathryn (Katy) Ritchey in Hamlin, TX. They were married 59 years until her death in 2010. Hoping initially to have at least one son, George and Katy were blessed with three beautiful daughters, of which George, comically, commented, âThree queens beats two queens and a jack any day.â
George worked for Atlantic Richfield, Co., in Lovington, NM, and moved to Crane in 1967, where he worked for ARCO, at Block 31, for 30-plus years.
George is survived by his three siblings: sister, Bess Pickron, of Murfreesboro, TN; sister, Margaret (Cheta) Cockrell, and her husband, Ben, of Lubbock, TX; and brother, Jim Darden, and his wife, Marylyn, of Pine Bluï¬s, WY; daughters, Deborah (Debbie) Nanette Pomroy, and her husband, Freddie, of Odessa, TX; Kathryn Elizabeth (Betsy) Wilson, and her husband, Stan, of Comanche, TX; and Mary Jincy Burks, of Crane, TX.
George was a wonderful âPapaâ to eight, and âPapa Georgeâ to fifteen great-grand children and one great-great granddaughter.
George was a loving man who always put others before himself. He touched many lives, including those outside of the immediate family. He will be missed by many.
Memorial services will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018, at First Baptist Church of Crane, TX, at 1:30 P.M.