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Darrell Gene Guffey

November 21, 1947 ~ December 29, 2021 (age 74)


Darrell Gene Guffey, 74, of Poplar Bluff, MO passed away on December 29, 2021, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Darrell was born on November 21, 1947, to Orion and Vida (Niswonger) Guffey in Alicia, Arkansas.  He married Janet (Collins) Guffey on December 18, 1973, in San Diego, California.

Darrell was a disabled Vietnam Veteran who served in the Bobcat C Company, 2nd Platoon, February 1968- February 1969. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, two O/S Bars, one Purple Heart, the Bronze Star Medal and Combat Infantry Badge.

Darrell enjoyed reading, listening to music, going for drives and bird watching.

Darrell is survived by his wife, Janet V. Guffey; daughter, Valerie Guffey; son, John Paul (Daina) Fransisco; three sisters, Carolyn (David) Crain, Judy Griffin, and Tammy Allbritton; four grandchildren, Landon Evans, Austin McKee, Cierra and Cidney Fransisco; three great-grandchildren, Orion Decker, Ophelia Ventura, and Lani Crumpton; as well as numerous special nieces and nephews.

Darrell was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mary Sue Mann; two brothers, Harold and Thomas Guffey; one special cousin, Ronnie Niswonger.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 03, 2022, from 10:00-11:00am at Willow Ridge Funeral & Cremation Services followed by funeral service beginning at 11:00am. Pastor Jim Schremp will be officiating. Graveside committal service and inurnment will take place at Oak Ridge Cemetery near Briar, Missouri with full military honors.

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January 3, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Willow Ridge Funeral and Cremation Services (Iron Bridge Road, Missouri)

Funeral Service
January 3, 2022

11:00 AM
Willow Ridge Funeral and Cremation Services (Iron Bridge Road, Missouri)

Graveside Service with Full Military Honors
January 3, 2022

1:00 PM
Oak Ridge Cemetery, Briar, Missouri

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