Obituary of Darren Roy McMullen
How does one put into words the impact that this gentle bear's footprint has left here on earth. Darren was one of those special men that touched lives and hearts from the time he was young (1972) right up until Tuesday September 14, 2021, when he took his last breath - totally unexpectedly.
Darren was known affectionately as "Big" by all those he worked with. He worked hard on the oil rigs for several years starting in the position of 'gopher' (roughneck) moving up through the ranks to Supervisor. Darren accepted a Supervisory position in Reynosa, Mexico. Even though Darren did not speak Spanish when he began working in Mexico, he was highly respected by his Spanish crew who gave him a crash course in speaking Spanish. Ironically, Darren's Mexican boss, Carolina, became his special, beautiful wife. Being such a family man, Darren resigned from the oil rigs so he could be at home with his new wife. Darren and Carolina were excited to welcome their two beautiful daughters, Isabel (12) and Amanda (9) into their home and lives. His three ladies were the apple of his eye.
For the past ten years until the present, Darren was an employee of Coca Cola. The family was told that Darren's integrity with his co-workers and customers was of the highest standard. His Coca Cola 'family loved and respected him. He shared stories and many laughs which were a highlight of his co-workers’ day. With a smile, Darren was often heard saying, 'I'm delivering happiness to my customers'.
Darren was a gentle, loving, kind bear of a man - even being the introvert he was. He often had few words, however when Darren spoke, his words were wise and gave cause for pause. Darren was that positive influence in so many individuals lives throughout the years. The family is discovering how many lives Darren has touched over the years which he probably never realized himself.
As the best son (to Jeanne), brother (Jenette [Graham], Bj [Stu] and Cordel’s Chief), husband (Carolina's Teddy Bear), father (Isabel and Amanda's big Papi Bear), uncle (Lexie, Matthew, Dawson, Myla, Ximena, Duncan, Donavan, Romina, Shize, and Renata's Uncle D) and friend (to so many). Darren filled each role with kindness, generosity, fun, humor, love, gentleness, and respect. Darren always had a listening ear and a helping hand.
Darren had such compassion for single moms who he helped any way he could, a reflection of his heart for his mother who was also a single mom.
Darren was an integral part of his small church community who have been so blessed with his personality, participation, and presence. Darren loved the Heavenly Father who shone through him from day to day, touching so many lives on his life's journey that has been cut way too short.
"When one person is missing, the whole world feels empty" describes how Darren's family, and friends feel about the sudden and very unexpected loss of this incredible man.
Sing in your heart with the family, one of Darren's favorite songs, " In The Garden" (author: C. Austin Miles) - until we all meet again on that glorious day in the near future. John 3:16 was a favorite verse of Darren's.
The family thanks YOU now and in advance for all the love and support that is pouring in on Darren's behalf. Darren will be forever missed, and his memory will always stay alive in all our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to Darren’s family.