Darnell Maurice King

Darnell King was a soldier in all aspects of life; The #1 Universal Soldier. He has been a walking testimony while fighting kidney disease and multiple surgeries for over 40 years.

Darnell grew up in Omaha, NE and attended high school at Omaha North High where he was an amazing athlete. Later in life he became an exceptional musician and lyricist. He worked at The Hope Center in the recording studio where he mentored young individuals in the art of music. In his spare time, he loved riding with the top down in his BMW, hosting and assisting with many shows on the radio, and spending time with his family. Darnell loved and lived life.

Darnell was upbeat, lively, always telling a joke, and the life of the party. Through his pain he smiled and loved every day.

Survived by his wife Serena Lopez King, Parents Edward “Buddy” King Sr. (Carole) & Linda Whitcomb (Archie). Children: Shanika King, Brandon Jacobs, Candice Henry (Marcell), Delon Buford, Nikita Smith, Cleo Lambert, Vanessa Arroyo, Marisa Arroyo, Jessica Lopez, and Georgia Lopez. Siblings: Edward L. King Jr. (Juanita), Cynthia “Mouse” King-Carr, Homer King, Johnny King (Shantae), Marlin Ferguson (Noel), Tara Newman-Bell (James), Marty King, Johnathan King (Julie), David King, 10 Grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Roeder Mortuary, 4932 Ames Ave.

Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Friday, September 17, 2021 also at the mortuary.

Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery, 7602 Military Ave.