Jack Darnell

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Jack David was born on October 6, 1951 to James and Doris Darnell in Childress, Texas. On September 20, 1980, Jack married the love of his life, Janice Nieman at St. Piux Catholic Parish in Dallas, Texas. Jack graduated from Monterey High School in 1970. He was an exceptional baseball player under the well-known and respected coach, Bobby Moegle. Jack had the opportunity to play in the Major Leagues as he was drafted out of high school to the Cleveland Indians. His dreams to play pro-ball were short-lived after an unfortunate injury that put an end to his career. Jack met the love of his life, Jan, and they married in September of 1980. They shared thirty-two years of marriage together before the Lord called her home in February 2012, leaving him crushed. His love for the outdoors trumped many things in life, so much so that he took his new bride on a fishing trip for their honeymoon. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and golfer. He started his career in the sales industry and decided that corporate America was not for him. Soon after, he transitioned into the scrap metal industry and after many years was presented with the opportunity to open his own business, K&K Metals, Inc., which he successfully operated for the last twenty years. A humorous, selfless, fearless man that never met a stranger. The loss of his wife left him broken hearted and we can rejoice in knowing they are now reunited once more. A man that was loved by all and impacted the lives of so many, he will never be forgotten.
Survivors include his daughters, Krisa Payne and husband, Hunter; and Kari Hobson and husband, Travis; grandchildren, Thomas Jaxson and Adley Ann Payne; nephew, Jared Darnell and his wife, Jayme; great niece, Wrenn; mother, Doris Darnell; brother, Jim Bob Darnell and wife, Kara; and sister, Kaythie Darnell.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Charles Darnell; and wife, Janice Ann Darnell.
Jack Darnell passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017.


Memorial contributions are welcome and the family suggests, Make a Wish Foundation, Green Building, 1215 Avenue J #210, Lubbock, TX 79401; ntx.wish.org; or Children’s Miracle Network, 602 Indiana Ave, Lubbock, TX 79415, www.umchealthsystem.com/giving.


9 thoughts on “Jack Darnell”

  1. Mike, Brenda, Seth and Ethan Nieman

    We are so sorry for your loss. Jack was a great guy! May God comfort you and bring you peace.

  2. Remembering your family with thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort. With sympathy, Pam & Bruce Butler

  3. The many hours spent hunting,fishing,and discussing life will never be forgotten.My love for Jack leaves me broken hearted and thus express our loss to all that called him friend.

  4. Patricia & Paul Geeslin

    Our prayers to Kari, Krisa and families, so sad to lose Jack. His love will continue in loving memories.

  5. Gerry Etchison

    I am very sorry for the loss of Jack. He became one of my very best friends who I really enjoyed talking with and spending time with. He never backed down but was a very giving person.
    I enjoyed fishing with him even more than the golf. He was a very good crappie fishermen and entertained many with his fish fries. If there is anything I can do to help you, please call on me.

  6. Gerry Etchison

    I am so sorry for your loss. Jack became one of my very best friends. I especially enjoyed the fishingg trips we had.

  7. Ron and Debbie

    Krisa and Kari
    We love you so much. We wish we could be there to give you hugs. So sorry for your loss.
    Uncle Ron and Aunt Debbie

  8. Love and miss uncle Jack❤ krisa, kari and all family members are in my prayers.

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