Michael Howard Darby

December 10, 1955 - November 6, 2020

Michael Howard Darby, 64, of Beaumont, died Friday, November 6, 2020, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born on December 10, 1955, to Myrna Jane Mercer Darby and Joseph Howard Darby, in Beaumont.

Michael met and married Vicky in 1983. They have celebrated thirty-seven years married.

Michael worked for the LNVA at the Saltwater Barrier for many years before retiring in 2018, where he then took on the greatest job ever- just being a Paw Paw.

Michael was an avid gardener who loved to perfect his many bonsai trees. He spent many years cruising the pavement on his Harley with his wife by his side. Of all the things he loved, his two grandchildren were the greatest joys of his life. Michael never missed a soccer game, dance recital, or anything the kids wanted him there for. The word no did not exists in Paw Paw’s vocabulary.

Survivors include his mother; wife of thirty-seven years, Vicky Darby; son, Jared Darby and his wife, Stephanie; granddaughter, Harper Darby; grandson, Asher Darby; brother, Ronald Darby and his wife, Sheila; sister, Kimberly Darby; and nephew, Eric Darby.

He was preceded in death by his father. 

A Rosary for Mr. Darby will be recited at 5:00 p.m., with a gathering of family and friends to follow until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, November 12, 2020, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 5075 Bigner Road, Beaumont. His interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

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Greg Koenning

GOD Bless You Cousin. RIP. I Know You Are In Heaven With GOD

Greg Koenning

I Am So Sorry, Aunt Jane. I Liked Michael, Very Much. GOD Bless You and Family.

Greg Koenning

GOD Bless You Ronney. GOD Bless You Kim. He Was Loved.

Doug & Janna Staton

Mike was always steady as a rock. Strong in his faith, dedicated to his family and kind to all. They don’t come any better. Rest In Peace old friend.

Jerry A Yancey

I worked with Michael several years at lower neches valley authority I remember one saying that he always had. Either from a text or email " live long and prosper my friend". Michael got me into doing bonzi trees and I done them for years . Mike you might be gone but never forgotten my friend.

Patti Stone

Many hug’s & prayers for you during this difficult time. ❤️❤️

Sandra Womack

My heart is saddened to read of Michael's passing. I met him in the Cowboy HOG Chapter many years ago. He always had a smile. RIP and enjoy the Heavenly Highway on a Harley. May God grant comfort and peace to the family.

John and Sharon Hughes

We are so sorry to learn about Michael's passing. I know from how well you always spoke of him that he brought his family a lifetime of happiness and wonderful memories to lean on.

Butch Spafford

My condolences...he was an old friend...good man...may his family be blessed with Faith...

Kent Shaffer

I grew up with Mike in school. We were good friends. I will always remember how supportive he was of our school sports teams. I will always remember him standing on the track leaning against the fence as our football team ran out onto the field. He would yell out to me and give me the power fist and I would then return it. I will miss mike very much. He was a good man. I am sorry for your loss....rest now mike, job well done...

Maxine Pierce

Michael and Vicky have been my friends from the first time I met them, This is such. a shock, my prayers are with you Vicky and Jared and the rest of the family. Love y’all so much.

Chris Barrow

Mike and I worked together for many years at the salt water barrier he was one of the most kind and cheerful person you will ever meet and a good friend, Payers be with your family Vicky . My Friend Rest In Peace.

Andrew & Beverly Bruno

Our prayers are with you Vicky and Jared. Mike and i met at LNVA and became friends instantly. I cherish the many talks we had over morning coffee looking out on the river. Rest in Peace, My Good Friend.

Jill Robinson

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he rest in peace. A great man gone too soon.

Rachel Saberon

Mike was truly a wonderful man. He was a great friend and an even better mentor to me and my husband. He will be greatly missed. Praying for his sweet family during this time. He loved y’all and talked so highly of you all the time.

Mary B Jennusa

Truly one of a kind. You made every day a good day. You will be missed. RIP Mike

Robert and Penny Hobbs

Mike was a warm and gentle friend. Never an unkind word about anyone. Rest In Peace Mike. Your work here in this life is complete.

Sharon D Grice

Wow..I just found out today...when your beautiful wife came 8nti Wal-Mart..Im in shock...i don't know what to say..Im sooo glad I met you n her..you will for ever be in my heart and mind..RIP....LIVE & MUSS YOU ALREADY...i was sooo looking for Sunday to see you n Vicky... :(

Ken Davis

So saddened to learn of Mike’s passing. A genuine person and friend to everyone he met. Rest peacefully, Mike.