Darvin Haney, 50, son of Leon and Sammye Latham Haney, was born Nov. 5, 1960, in Denver, Colo. He passed away on December 25, 2010, at Bowling Green Medical Center in Bowling Green, Ky.
Darvin spent his early childhood in Denver until his family moved to Houston in 1970. He then attended Houston High School, graduating with the class of 1979.
He married Chris Sewald in 1981. They had four children. Darvin worked at the Lee factory before taking a job with Schwans sales. He loved sales and was soon promoted to a sales manager position, which took him and his family to Madisonville, Ky., in 1991. When he left Schwans, he managed a chain of convenience stores in the Madisonville area. Returning to Houston in 2003, he worked a short time for Wehr Ford before taking a job with Air Evac Lifeteam as a sales rep. Quickly moving up the ladder, he was promoted to Regional Director of Membership over a four-state area, which took him to Bowling Green, Ky.
Sales is a hard occupation for most, but Darvin was natural. It was a challenge for him. He loved meeting people. It wasn’t long after meeting him that you felt like he was an old friend you’d known all your life. He had a winning personality and was well-respected by his peers and customers for his hard work and honesty.
Darvin was a sports lover, often reminiscing of his high school days playing on championship football and basketball teams. He not only loved playing, but watching also, especially when his son, Michael, was playing. You always knew when he was there whether on the field or in the stands.
Darvin was gifted with a generous spirit and many unique qualities for which he will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Roy and Anna Haney and Frank and Frances Latham; and an infant sister, LeeAnna Mae.
He is survived by his parents; a sister, Gwen Montgomery and husband, Joe; a niece, Ashlee Clifton, all of Houston; a son, Michael of Madisonville, Ky./Australia; three daughters, Mandy Harris and husband, Andrew, Korie Laskowski and husband, Ben, both of Madisonville, Ky., and Whitney Grave and husband, Steve, of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren, Erin, Mady and Owen; and a host of relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him greatly.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Souls Harbor Family Worship in Houston, Mo. Services are 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Souls Harbor Family Worship with Pastor Cordie Wimberley officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Houston, Mo. Services are under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.
In lieu of floral arrangements, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Oak Hill Cemetery in his honor. Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.