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Joey Lea Darracot

Joey Lea Darracot, 67, went to his heavenly home May 8 at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo, Miss. Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, he retired as a truck driver for Gemini/Love’s after ten years. He became the customer host at Precision RV and was a vital part of the company, touching many lives in the process. He was known by many as “Papa Joe,” and he was a member and Head Elder of Grace Community Fellowship Church. He served as Mentor at Mississippi and North Alabama Men’s Encounter and loved Auburn football.

A Celebration of Life was held May 11 at 3 p.m. at Grace Community Fellowship in Golden, Mississippi, with Bro. David Kelley, Bro. Jerry Balentine and Bro. Tony Darracott officiating. Burial was in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay was in charge of the arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, Glenda Darracott; children, Tony Darracott (Heather) and Chris Darracott (Jeanine); grandchildren, Samuel Darracott, Addison Darracott and Neriah Darracott; father, Leabert Darracott; siblings, Denise Scott (Robert), Louis Darracott (Teresa), Reagan Darracott (Missy), Kathy Swindle (Donnie) and Billy Darracott; brother-in-law, Mike Johnson (Joyce) and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Tina Darracott, two sisters, Trina Adkison and Teresa Johnson and a brother-in-law, Terry Johnson.

Pallbearers were Jeff Risner, Bill Dockery, Andy Patterson, Chris Dill, Jordan Ruple and Terry Ray.

The family wants to say a special thank you to Katie Gresham, Bay Health and Wellness and Sanctuary Hospice for their care of Mr. Darracott.

Visitation was May 10 from 6-9 p.m. at Grace Community Fellowship.