Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rev. Darrell Eugene McLemore

August 14, 1937
Perry, Oklahoma
September 13, 2011
Goodyear, Arizona

Rev. Darrell Eugene McLemore, 74, of Avondale, AZ, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2011.  Rev. McLemore retired in 1991 from the Maricopa County Department of Corrections.  He served in the United States Navy Reserves where he received an honorable discharge on February 20, 1963.  He also enjoyed missions trips to spread the love of God to the people of Jamaica.  Born in 1937 to S.A. McLemore and Nina Boyd McLemore both of whom preceded him in death.  He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Virginia McLemore; Children, Jolena Lal, Avondale, AZ; Darrell Eugene McLemore II, Goodyear, AZ; Scott McLemore, Nowata, OK; Timothy Taylor, Glendale, AZ; Brother, Eldon McLemore, Derby, KS; Brother, Verl David McLemore, Stillwater, OK; Sister, Vesta Axtell, Ripley, OK; and 6 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren, as well as a multitude of friends and his canine companions Ginger and Little Bit.
Visitation will be Saturday, September 17 from 9:00-11:00am, at Fountain of Abundant Life Church in Phoenix. A service will follow the visitation also at Fountain of Abundant Life Church. A procession will follow the service to his final resting place at Resthaven Park Cemetery in Glendale. 

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  1. R.I.P. Rev. Darrell.

  2. "Mac" as I came to know him was my friend. I came to know him when he aprouched me to provide services for a family member of his almost a year ago. He would stop in from time to time to say hello and give me a hard time. I enjoyed his brash aproach and his steadfast ways in his belief in God. I am proud to have known him and feel privillaged to hear his word from time to time. I will not say he "was" a good man because he still is, only now we will have to continue the journey without him, using his words of wisdom and mwmories of strong friendship to guid us.

    Fair Winds and following seas my friend, thank you for the time, and the education you gave me to be a better man.

    Miguel A. Legaspi

  3. Shannon, Scott, Wes, Jolena & Families-

    Wanted to let you know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

    Cindy & Nathan Stewart