Reuben Boyce "Rudy" Darden, III

Reuben Boyce "Rudy" Darden, III

Ivor, VA
04.10.1946 - 02.19.2018
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Reuben Boyce “Rudy” Darden of Ivor passed away peacefully Monday, February 19, 2018. Rudy served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and was the owner of the Zuni Trading Post. Born in Norfolk, he was a son of the late Reuben Boyce Darden, Jr. and Pauline Whitaker Darden. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Jessica Rene’ Darden and his son, Neil Unroe.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Lou Ann Pittman Darden; son, Anthony Darden; daughters, Dana Howell and Erin Adcock; daughter-in-law, Tami A. Unroe; grandchildren, Kyle Darden, Chloe Darden, Cody Howell, Jordan Howell, Carly Adcock, Caleb Adcock, and Caleb Teague; great-granddaughter, Paisley Howell; brothers, Frank Darden, and Ronnie Darden; sister, Laura Newton and a close friend, Robert Johnson.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Ivor Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Roberts officiating. Burial will be private. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel is serving the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ivor Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 228, Ivor, VA 23866. Condolences may be posted at

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Ivor Baptist Church
8506 Bell Avenue
Ivor, VA 23866
United States


Sorry for ur loss my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Robin Rawlz

Dear Family,

We have lost another dear family member. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are just a phone away.

Nancy, Phyllis and Family.

Nancy Scott, Phyllis Bryant & family

We will miss you Rudy and you leave us with a lot of good and fun memories back at the campground. Back in the day. Take care my friend I hope your singing with the saints today. Love you and love you Tony.

Tina & James Freeman

Mrs. Lou Ann Darden,

Sorry for your loss.

I celebrate the life of Mr. Darden and am mourning him with you in this trying time.

My deepest condolences,

Hampton VAMC Dialysis Nurse Kathya Mercado

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