Darrell Agee Lt.Col (USA Retired)

Obituary of Darrell Agee Lt.Col (USA Retired)

Darrell G. Agee, 71, of Salvisa, KY, husband of Judith K. Daulton Agee, died Monday, April 30, 2018, at his farm.


Born November 26, 1946, in Perryville, KY, he was the son of the late J. B. Agee Sr. and Celta Mae Smith Agee Huff. Darrell graduated from Mercer Co. High School in 1964, received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from EKU and his MBA from Central Michigan Univ.  Following graduation, Darrell joined the US Army.


Darrell served in the US Military as a career Officer from 1969-1992, being stationed at Ft. Sill, OK, Ft. Benning, GA, South Vietnam, Ft. Knox, KY, Ft. Wolters, TX, Ft. Rucker, AL, South Korea, Ft. Campbell, KY, Omaha, NE, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, Ft. Riley, KS, Japan, and Bluegrass Army Depot, Lexington, KY. Darrell served in the Vietnam War where he received 3 Bronze Stars and several other commendations.


Upon retirement from the US Army as a Lt. Col, Darrell and his wife, Judy, moved to Salvisa, KY, where he farmed with great enthusiasm. He loved being mentored by his father-in-law, Harry Daulton, where he learned quickly all the facets of beef cattle and tobacco farming.


He was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church where he served as deacon and teacher at the Harrodsburg Health Care Center. He was a Gideon and a member of the Kentucky Cattleman's Association, and had served on the board of the Mercer Co. Farm Bureau.


Survivors other than his wife include: his children, Darrell B. (Jennifer) Agee, Shawnee, KS, Angela E. Gibson, Harrodsburg, and Sarah C. Agee, Georgetown, KY; a sister, Pat Shouse; a brother, Larry Agee; a sister-in-law, Martha Agee; four grandchildren, Makenzy Gibson, Darrell Brent Michael Agee, Keylee S. Gibson, and Alyssa M. Agee; one great grandson, Bennett Sedars, and one great granddaughter, Issabella Agee; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Glen, Clarence, Jack, and J.R. Agee.


Funeral services will be 2PM Friday, May 4, 2018, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel, Harrodsburg, by Dr. Robert Defoor. Burial with full military rites will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg. Visitation will be 5-8PM Thursday, Ransdell's.


Pallbearers are John Sims, Johnny Lakes, Patrick Godfrey, DVM, Gary Keller, Jeff Coulter, and Jeff Harrod. Honorary bearers are Bob Brogli, Murrel McComas, Autic Loy, Fellow Gideons, and HBC Men's SS Class.


Memorials are suggested to Gideons International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com.