Allen Joe Darden

Allen Joe Darden, 49, of Luther, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at his residence. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Doug Shelley, pastor of East Side Baptist Church, officiating.He was born June 29, 1965, in Big Spring to Joe and Johnnie Darden. He married Sherry Cravens in 1987. He worked all of his life on the drilling rigs. He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church and was a lifetime member of Howard County.He is survived by his wife, Sherry of Luther, one daughter, Amanda Darden of Big Spring; one son, Shelby Joe Darden and his wife Tabitha of Luther; one sister, Diana Darden of Big Spring; four grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry Don Darden and Johnny Dean Darden. The family requests that friends wear blue to Allen’s Memorial Service.Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at