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Michael Gale Darnell Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1941 - 2024

Michael Gale DarnellMichael Gale Darnell

FRANKLIN FURNACE-Michael Gale Darnell, 82, of Franklin Furnace, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. Michael was born December 5, 1941 in Greenup, KY to the late Samuel Darnell and Bernice Bradley Darnell. Michael was a Veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Vietnam and was awarded a Purple Heart. He retired from Armco Steel, and he was a member of Plymouth Heights Church of Nazarene. Michael is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Ann Dyer Darnell, whom he married November 23, 1963 in Franklin Furnace, OH. Michael is also survived by two sons, Shawn (Shelley) Darnell and Aaron (Tonya) Darnell; three brothers, Curt (Juanita) Darnell, Samuel (Kathy) Darnell Jr. and Gary (Kay) Darnell and seven grandchildren, Ally, Jake, Mia, Cole, Kylan, Izzy and Cruz.

Services for Michael will be 11:00 am Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg. Military graveside services will be in Haverhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5:00-8:00 pm Wednesday and one hour before the 11:00 am service on Thursday. Condolences to the family may be made at

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There are currently 7 condolences.

Bob & Dottie Callender
Friday March 1, 2024 at 3:18 PM

Dear Patty & family, we send our love and sympathy to all. Dottie & Bob CallenderMS
Teresa Schweinsberg
Friday March 1, 2024 at 10:06 AM

I’m so sorry for your loss of Mike. The Darnell family and the Bailey family have always been intertwined with Aunt Carrie and Bernice being sisters. Our hearts and prayers are with you! Teresa and Family
Richard and Karen Porter
Wednesday February 28, 2024 at 5:29 PM

We are saddened to hear of Mike's passing. We are praying for all.
Rev. Mike & Karen Percell
Wednesday February 28, 2024 at 10:48 AM

Patty and family, Patty, Our prayers and God's blessings are with you and your family in this time of loss. Mike was a great man and we cherished the time we had with Mike and Patty while living in Franklin Furnace. Rev. Mike and Karen Percell Bradenton, Florida
Sharolyn Bailey Heatwole
Tuesday February 27, 2024 at 4:58 PM

Dear Patty and family, I am so saddened to learn of Mike's passing. May your memories of all the good times you shared bring you comfort during this most difficult time. I truly remember the two of you as special people from my past. Blessings and peace to each of you. Sharolyn
Michael and Evelyn Blevins
Tuesday February 27, 2024 at 12:18 PM

Prayers going up for the family. So sorry for your loss. ❤️ 🙏
Rick and Pam Barnett
Tuesday February 27, 2024 at 11:01 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. The community will feel the loss

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