Reuben Boyce "Rudy" Darden, III
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 www.rwbakerfh.com.
Ivor Baptist Church
8506 Bell Avenue
Ivor, VA 23866