Hugh Edsel Darsey

Hugh Edsel Darsey, 84, of Surrency, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020 at Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia.

He was a lifelong resident of Appling County and was born June 18, 1936 to Gordon and Burnese Carter Darsey.  He was retired from CSX Railroad in Waycross and like his Daddy; he was a lifelong farmer. He was a 1954 graduate of Surrency High School. 

He loved his family, and he loved old antique cars, especially those made in the 1950s. He had a completely restored 1955 Crown Victoria which was pink and white in color, and it was like his first car.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Burnese Darsey; a son, Mark Stephen Darsey and a grandson, River Hugh Darsey.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Beverly Gail Loper Darsey; a son, Rickey (Donna) Darsey; twin daughters, Sheena (Dale) Smith and Teena (Charles) Davis; three grandsons, Brentley Smith, Joshua Darsey and Finn Smith; two granddaughters, Beverly Ann (Sam) Gatlin, and Sarah Darsey; and a great-grandson, Asher Gatlin; a sister, Mary Frances (Royce) Darsey Yawn; a special lifelong friend, Howard McLeod and several nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 11, from the Antioch Congregational Church Cemetery with Charlie Thomas officiating.

In lieu of food and flowers, please send donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home of Baxley.

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