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Darren Davis September 26, 1968 - July 6, 2021

Darren James Davis, age 52 of Chadwick, Missouri, went into the loving arms of Jesus  Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Darren was born in Springfield, Missouri on Thursday, September 26, 1968 to James Willard and Kathern Marie Davis.

Darren grew up helping on the family farm, working cattle, hauling hay and repairing the farm trucks. When he was a young boy, during one of the many services he attended at Chadwick Union Church, Darren went to the altar all on his own and asked Jesus into his heart. He was soon afterwards baptized at Swan Creek. He also dabbled in oil painting in his teenage years. He attended and graduated from Chadwick High School in 1986. He was an amazing storyteller of memories from his childhood. He thrilled his children as he recollected the stories while he pushed them on rope swings, hanging from the oak trees in the back yard.

Darren was a wonderful father and Papa to his children and his grandchildren. He loved spending Sunday at his mom and dad’s house surrounded by his kids and grandkids. He spent quality time teaching them everything he possibly could. He shared his knowledge of how to fish, start fires, shoot guns and pop a wheelie on the 4-wheeler. He never missed a practice or a game. If there was fun to be had, Darren was always ready and available. Darren was loved by many and will be sadly missed but will live on forever in the hearts of his many loved ones.

Darren was preceded in his death by his grandparents, Babe and Lyda Loomis, Adam and Lessie Davis. In addition to his parents, James W and Kathern Marie Davis, Darren is also survived by his sister Leslie Thomas and husband David; his children Alexis Kastner and husband Derek, Erika McKnight and husband Jared, Evan Davis and JoLea Davis; grandchildren Harper and Hayden McKnight, Jaxon, Bella, and Zoe Kastner, and nephew Matthew and niece Caroline Thomas.

Arrangements for Darren are under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. No visitation is planned.

Services will be held privately for immediate family due to circumstances.

Online condolences maybe shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com



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    Jody Malam says

    To the best co-worker/friend a guy could ever ask for. There were so many times we endured the roughest parts of our jobs together, and I can’t imagine getting through it with anyone else. You were like a brother to me and I will never forget the good times that we had. Heaven inherited a great soul, until we meet again!!!

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    James Griffitg says

    Darren was a good friend. We worked together in distribution for a number of years. I can’t remember a time where he didn’t have a smirk/smile and a laugh ready. I would always ask him what his Mom served him for Sunday dinner and that always brought the biggest smile. I am truly sorry for families loss. Darren was one of a kind and will truly be greatly missed.

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    Racheal Novack says

    I’m so sorry for your loss he was such a great friend& work buddy he will be missed

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    Sue Sisco says

    I am so sorry to hear of Darren’s passing and know only God our Father can comfort you. Please know you all are in my prayers during this hard time….Susie Sisco

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    Sherry Rader says

    So sorry for your loss! Worked with Darren! Always had a good time but we got our work done, lots of memories! He will deeply be missed thoughts and prayers for your family 🙏🙏RIP

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    Paul and Shirley Cofer says

    Please accept Shirley and my deepest sympathies at the passing of Darin . We know that he’s in the loving arms of his Saviour , Jesus Christ.
    Please don’t hesitate to call us to help you all out. Praying for all of you.

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    Michael Lanning Sr. says

    I’m sorry for your loss. The Lord has him home with him now. Our Prayers are with you and your Family.

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    Brad Wilson says

    I never knew him outside of work unfortunately but just as the others have said he was certainly a great guy & awesome coworker. Very helpful & GENUINE every time I spoke with him on a work related need. So sorry to Jared & family and the entire family.

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    Ronda Denney~Nash says

    My heart goes out to the family with prayers and deepest sympathy for your loss. Darren was a great co-worker had a kind heart and a smile on his face with stories to tell!!! He will be missed by many🙏