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Obituary for Lester Richard Darden

L.R. Darden, M.D., 85, of Little Rock passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at his home.
He was born September 11, 1935 in El Dorado, AR to the late Lester and Lillian (Taylor) Darden.

He was a family practice doctor for 35 years, an Eagle Scout and a member of Uniontown Baptist Church in Uniontown. After medical school, he became a flight surgeon with the U.S. Navy and was attached to the Marine Corps Helicopter Squadron.

Graveside services will be 11:00 AM, Friday, January 22, 2021 at Hall Cemetery in Natural Dam under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Jean; daughters, Drew Hayes and Dana Hignite both of Charleston, SC and Diane Luce of Scottsdale, AZ and; sons Bruce Rice of Fort Smith and Richard Darden of Charleston, SC; a sister Joyce Snider of Little Rock; ten grandchildren; four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Justin Wright, John Darden, Richard Darden, Allen Darden, John Rogers and Bobby Russell.

Dr. Darden may be viewed Wednesday and Thursday at Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren, 700 Jefferson St.

Due to the COVID-19 cases, please wear your mask, your cooperation would be greatly appreciated.