Darrell Wayne Ellender

December 15, 1953 ~ October 11, 2011

Darrell Wayne Ellender, 57, of Lake Charles, passed away, Tuesday morning, at his residence.

Mr. Ellender was a native and life resident of Lake Charles and a graduate of LaGrange Senior High School. He attended McNeese State University for a short time before going to work for Bell South. He retired from ATT as a cable splicer after thirty-three years of service. Mr. Ellender was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, a member and past president of the Calcasieu Conservation Association (CCA), and a member of the Delta Waterfowl Association.

He is survived by one son, John Merrick Ellender and his parents, John "Pic" and BeBe Ellender all of Lake Charles.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 Thursday, October 13, 2011, at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. Reverends Ronnie Estes and Gary Evers will officiate. Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Charles is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Am really sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed working with Darrel many times. Always a pleasure to be around. I know he will be missed. You will be in my toughts and prayers.

  2. I have known Darrell since elementary school. My husband and I would see him and we always stopped and enjoyed talking with Darrell. My condolences to his family. I will remember him fondly. God Bless you, Darrell. Cowboy and Brenda Ardoin

  3. My heart goes out to Darrell's family and friends. I shared his love for music will think of him as I hear those songs again.

  4. Pic and BeBe,Kevin and I were so sorry to hear of Darrell's passing. We hope you find comfort in knowing he is at peace.Kevin and Dana

  5. To the Ellender family, I've known Darrell for many years he was a very good friend of mine. My wife and I send our deepest sympathy. Bob Susan Stovall

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