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Darrell Yuel Dees
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Darrell Yuel Dees passed away at Bay Medical Center Covenant Hospice on Monday, September 10, 2018. Darrell was born in Flint, MI on March 31, 1948 to Helen (Moore) and Yuel Dees.

Darrell grew up in Mt. Morris, MI and graduated from Beecher High School in 1967. In 1967, he bravely answered his country’s call to duty and fought in Vietnam. Darrell was a member of the 101st Airborne, First Calvary Division. He received many medals and honors for his valiant service. While stationed in Ft. Carson, CO he met his future wife, Catherine (Roark). They married February 14, 1971. Darrell worked for AC Delco-Delphi until 1999, retiring after 34 years. He and his wife Catherine retired to Panama City Beach, FL in 2004. Never one to sit idle for long, Darrell went to work for Walmart, where he had been an employee for the last 12 years. Darrell enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his family and friends. He will always be known for his jokes and humor.

Darrell is survived by his wife of 47 years, Catherine; son, Jesse (Markie) Madden; daughter, Jacinda (Kenneth) Vanneste; grandchildren, Jaymes Lane, Natasha and Alana Madden, Cody and Connor Vanneste; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Helen (Moore) Dees, Yuel Dees; sister, June Dees; and grandson, Joseph Michael.

The family would like to give special thanks to niece, Kimberly Oliver; close friends, Eric and Wendy Grotelueschen, Joey and Nicole Menck, Paul Herbert; son-in-law, Kenneth Vanneste; Pastor Sidney and Marie Eldridge; Pam and Ed Gates, Gayle Johns; the local VFW, VA, Tyndall Honor Guard and all the wonderful staff at Covenant Hospice, especially nurse Kim.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Heritage Funeral Home with Pastor Sidney Eldridge officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 P.M. prior to the service.

Those wishing to extend condolences may do so at www.heritagefhllc.com.


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Saturday

15

Sep

1:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home and Cremation Services

247 N. Tyndall Parkway
Panama City, FL 32404

Service

Saturday

15

Sep

2:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home and Cremation Services

247 N. Tyndall Parkway
Panama City, FL 32404

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