Joseph Rufus Darna Jr., 80, of Bokeelia passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. He was born Nov. 22, 1932, in Cayo Costa to Nadine Coleman and Joseph R., Sr. He served honorably in the U.S. Army with the famed 101st Airborne as an infantry paratrooper.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Janice; son, Joseph III; daughter, Kathy L. Walker; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters Trudi Jo and Merri Jo; two brothers, Randolph "Tiny" and Peter "Pete;" eight nieces; 10 nephews; and many friends including his pet cat and companion, "Bullet."
He was preceded in death by his brother, Guy Owen, and sister, Sandra.
Joseph Rufus Darna Jr
He will be missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Rufus' name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at (800)822-6344 or at www.stjude.org.
Online condolences can be made at www.coralridgefuneralhome.com