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John Oliver Darnell

John Oliver Darnell Jr. (75), of Pinehurst and Indian Beach, NC, passed away peacefully on January 28.

Originally from Carthage, NC, John worked in dyestuffs sales across the southeast for Otto B May, Ciba Inc. and Huntsman Corporation. Known for his sharp wit, you could always count on a lively conversation with him over a good steak about ACC Basketball (Go Heels!, said begrudgingly by his Duke-loving daughters), the state of global politics & business, or his latest love (obsession?), Pickleball.

He is survived by two brothers, Steve & Danny; a son, Kelly; daughters, Brandi & Liza; and grand-children, Mary Katherine and Ben. The family will host a memorial this spring.


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Guestbook

He was one of a kind and will be missed.I think of him daily we had dinner at the beach and spent some time together .I would ask John how are you and he would ask how sandy my wife was she is on chemo for two years.he was my sales buddy also.at Chiba .to his family so sorry for your loss.

Sam barham Mar 2 2022 6:21 PM

John was a pickleball buddy. He will be missed'

Jerry Williams Feb 8 2022 5:36 PM

John's drive and competitive nature made him a great player and a good partner! Go high fly on that mountain. We will miss seeing you around!

Vicki Yearby Johnson Feb 6 2022 12:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Darnell

Vicki Yearby Johnson Feb 6 2022 12:52 PM

John was a great pickleball opponent a better partner and good friend. He was always ready for a spirited political discussion or sports opinion. RIP my friend.

Dick Wolstenholme Feb 6 2022 9:17 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Darnell

Emmitt Johnson Feb 6 2022 9:03 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Darnell

Annie Lloyd Feb 5 2022 5:31 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Darnell

Cherie Hutton Feb 4 2022 7:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Darnell

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