John Darby

January 06, 1942 - November 01, 2020

John Darby

John Louis “Pops” Darby, 78, of Kountze, died, Sunday, November 1, 2020. He was born on January 6, 1942, in Beaumont, to Mary Concetta Brocato Darby and Charles Louis Darby.

Pops loved the outdoors, cooking for large gatherings, and watching his kids and grandkids activities. He was never seen without his plug of tobacco or his jump suit. One thing was for sure, the love he had for his wife, RED, was always evident.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret “Red” Darby, of Kountze; children, John Charles Darby and his wife, Dusti, of Buna; Bryan Clint Darby and his wife, Carrie Ann, of Kountze; Michael Craig Darby, of Orange; grandchildren, Tyler Darby, Caleb Darby, Cody Darby, Tori Darby, Lena Darby, Coy Darby, and Clay Darby; and great-granddaughter, Brylee Grace Darby.

John is preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Leroy Darby and Barbara Jacobs.

A rosary recited for Mr. Darby’s family and friends will begin 5:00 p.m., with his gathering to follow until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at Broussard’s.

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Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Tuesday, November 03, 2020
5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Tuesday, November 03, 2020
5:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
10:00 a.m.

Comments (23)

  • Mary Beth Adrian Cloninger

    06 November 2020 at 14:42 | #

    John was a favorite volunteer at St. Elizabeth. He was so respectful of everyone and a whole lot of fun to visit! May you all be comforted by wonderful memories of a fine, fine man.

    Mary Beth Cloninger, retired Volunteer Director at CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Hospital


  • Belinda Buller Hearnsberger

    05 November 2020 at 08:51 | #

    Condolences from the Jr. And Jo Buller family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Such fun memories of the Darby family growing up. Mr. Darby will be missed.


  • Edward and Angela Lee

    04 November 2020 at 22:08 | #

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Our prayers are with your family.


  • Mary Fears

    04 November 2020 at 16:05 | #

    We are sorry to learn about John. He was truly a people's person and loved his family dearly. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family at this time.
    Mary and Bill Fears


  • Barbara Fesco

    04 November 2020 at 00:12 | #



  • Judy Lancaster Morgan

    03 November 2020 at 21:35 | #

    Margaret and family, I am so sorry to hear about John. He always seemed so happy, and I loved visiting with you two. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you!


  • Ronnie and Donna Hollomon

    03 November 2020 at 20:27 | #

    Praying for the family. My the Lord give you all strenght for this hard time


  • Benny & Sheryl Brocato

    03 November 2020 at 17:35 | #

    We were sad to learn of John’s passing and pray for comfort for you Margaret and family. I always enjoyed talking with John about our family history.


  • Frankie & Terry Joines

    03 November 2020 at 14:20 | #

    Prayers ascending for God’s perfect peace that passes all understanding,to be with all of his family and Friends during this difficult time. We Love all of you! . In Jesus name, Amen.


  • Rhonda Peco Bertrand

    03 November 2020 at 13:48 | #

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.


  • Susan Rodriguez Childress

    03 November 2020 at 11:08 | #

    Mrs. Margaret and the Darby Family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Prayers of comfort , grace and understanding. May God Bless you all.


  • Cathy Zernial Bennett

    03 November 2020 at 04:05 | #

    So sorry for your loss. Will always remember how special John and his wife were in my life as role models and mentors. Praying for the family. May God help you find some peace and comfort in this difficult time.


  • Sue Kemper Boyd

    03 November 2020 at 03:22 | #

    Bless you and yours,friend. This is sad news indeed. Prayers for comfort for you and your family.


  • Bill and Kathy Cawley

    03 November 2020 at 02:25 | #

    John and Dusti so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with and your family.


  • Mary Swearingen

    03 November 2020 at 02:22 | #

    This is a great loss..You'll will remain in my prayers......RIP Mr. Darby


  • Sharon Darby Proellochs

    03 November 2020 at 01:27 | #

    He loved and was loved. The world will not be as bright. Prayers to the family


  • Stephanie Peters Stewart

    03 November 2020 at 00:43 | #

    Mrs. Darby and boys,

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Darby. Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers.



  • Tracie Bonin

    03 November 2020 at 00:29 | #

    So sorry for your loss I am praying for the family ❤


  • Jack Langston

    03 November 2020 at 00:17 | #

    I met John on a DuPont job in early 70's, My dad sure thought a lot of John, they were in a political campaign running against one another if I remember correctly. John was a funny guy to be around. My dad and I visited with him at his home long ago.. RIP John, you have finished you journey. Prayers for his family.


  • Sandra Maddox Domengeaux

    02 November 2020 at 22:48 | #

    Prayers for peace and comfort as your family grieves. So sorry for your loss Margaret.


  • Mike Bell

    02 November 2020 at 22:35 | #

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all


  • John and Kathy Valastro

    02 November 2020 at 22:34 | #

    Margaret and family,
    We are all saddened to hear the news about John’s passing. Please accept out sincere condolences. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    John and Kathy Valastro
    Tom and Jeri Barland


  • Betty

    02 November 2020 at 22:18 | #

    John you will be missed. You were a dear friend and neighbor for 50 years. Will always remember all the Beaumont Colony gatherings and raising our boys together. ❤️❤️


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