Louis Gourdin Darby, 78, passed away Sunday, March 13, at his home in Marietta, GA.
Mr. Darby was born January 21, 1933 in Charleston, SC to Gourdin Pinckney Darby and Harriett Porcher Gourdin. He was graduated from Clemson University in 1954 where he was a member of the Clemson Senior Platoon. He served three years in the US Army, stationed in Germany, and moved to Georgia in 1959 to work at Lockheed-Georgia from which he retired after 37 years.
Mr. Darby was a member of Mt. Bethel UMC, and the Kiwanis Club of Marietta.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, MaryLee Hutto Darby, and his children: Louis and Barbara Darby, Jr.; Robert and Julie Darby Chattin; David and Mary Darby; Luke and Lee Darby Bryant; Dan and Kay Darby; 17 grandchildren: Laura, Karen, Matthew and Michael Darby; Sarah, Brian, Tyler and Joie Chattin; Jaimie, Shannon and Alex Darby; Darby, Katianne and Daniel Bryant; Kacie, Bess and Sam Darby; one great-grandson, Nolan Schlitt; and brothers: Gourdin Pinckney Darby, Jr., and Alfred and Julianna Pinckney.
Graveside services will be held at Rosemont Cemetery in Newberry, SC on Wednesday, March 16, at 2:00 p.m. by the Rev. Karen Radcliffe. The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 15, 5-8 pm, at H.M. Patterson & Son Canton Hill in Marietta, GA In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Liver Foundation.
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