Ray Arthur Darnell of Eaton Rapids,
Passed away September 6, 2021, at the age of 67. Ray was born in Howell, MI., January 8, 1954, the son of Clarence and Lillian (Bunker) Darnell. He worked for DecraLac and Fast Eddies in Holt. Ray was an avid outdoorsman enjoying camping, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, watching NASCAR and westerns. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Ray is survived by his fiancé, Brenda Lee Richardson; children, Ray, Jenny, Bruce and Mark Darnell; step-children, Robert, Paul, Caleb (Kalynn), Jason (Amanda), Cody (Alyssa) Richardson and Heidi (Rod) Pyers; 9 grandchildren; brother, Ronald Darnell; sisters, Lois (Dave) Clark, Karen Roebuck and Ila (Larry) Collins; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Kenny; brother Kevin.
Funeral services will be 11 am Thursday September 9, 2021, at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel with visitation taking place the hour before the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the Mills Funeral Home. To leave online condolences for the family, please visit the our website, www.millsfuneral.com.
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