Jack Howell Darby

August 28, 1934 ~ December 18, 2019 (age 85)


Jack Howell Darby

1934 – 2019

Jack Howell Darby passed peacefully on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at the age of 85. Jack was born in Houston, Texas and graduated from Greenville High School (’51) and East Texas State (’57).  Jack served in the U.S Army during the Korean war and spent 50+ years in the clothing industry. Known for his love of laughter and family, he will be greatly missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. Preceded in life by his parents, Madalyn and Ernest Darby; former wife, Donna Darby and son Derek Franklin. Jack is survived by his wife, Marsha Franklin Darby; two daughters, Dee Darby and husband, Rick Osborne, Kristen Darby and one son, Michael Franklin.

A service will be held at St. John Anglican Church, 2401 College Ave., Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday, December 21st at 1:00 p.m.

The family requests memorial donations in lieu of flowers to the James L. West Alzheimer’s Center, 1111 Summit Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76102 or VA North Texas Health care System

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Memorial Service
December 21, 2019

1:00 PM
St. John Anglican Church
2401 College Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76110

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