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Jessie Phillip Darby, Jr

February 2, 1947 — November 29, 2021

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Jessie Phillip "Phil" Darby, Jr., age 74, passed away at his home in Courtland on November 29, 2021. Phil was the husband of Gloria Griffis Darby.

There will be a memorial service held for Phil held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 3, 2021 at Wells Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 12:00 noon. Rev. Terry Tribble will officiate.

Phil was born February 2, 1947, one of fifteen children to the late Jessie Phillip Darby, Sr. and Jessie Vee Stafford Darby in Panola County. Phil was a retired heavy equipment operator for Panola County. In his spare time, Phil enjoyed hunting and being outdoors. He was a Western Movie buff. Phil was a genius when it came to tractors and you would always find him in his shop working on the next project. He fixed and rebuilt many tractors over the years and was sought out by many for his expertise. He once built a tractor starting with a bolt! His favorite time was taking a nap in his recliner, which is the best time off.

The loving family he leaves behind to cherish his loving memory incudes his loving wife, Gloria Griffis Darby of Courtland; daughter, Cindy Sutton (Brad) of Hernando; son, Brad Darby (Julie) of Senatobia; sisters, Sandra Woods of Walnut, Linda Mills of Courtland, Kathy Tribble (Terry), Reba Polson, Nancy Ginn (Tim), Helen Pitcock (Eddie), Betty Perry, and Tina Woodard (Mark) all of Batesville; brothers, Casey Darby (Barbara) of Batesville, Nolan Darby (Sheila) of Courtland; four grandchildren, Whitnie Johnson, Alyssa Pannell (Matthew), Matthew Johnson (Sierra), and Logan Darby.

In addition to his parents, Phil was preceded in death by three sisters; Jo Lott, Susan Cook, Melissa Forbes; and one brother, Bill Darby.

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Friday, December 3, 2021

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