Darrell Dee Stubbs, 55 of Lexington Park, MD, was greeted at the Gates of Heaven on June 15, 2013. He was the son of the late John and Irene Stubbs, born on April 5, 1958 in Fairmont, West Virginia. At nineteen years old, Darrell joined the U.S. Navy where he served his country for twenty years and at retirement was ranked a 1st Class Aviation Store Keeper. During his Naval career, he was awarded the following medals: Navy and Marine Corps Achievement, Good Conduct, National Defense, Southwest Asia and two Expeditionary. While stationed in Lexington Park, MD, Darrell met the love of his life, Cecelia (Darlene) Woodland and the two married on Christmas Eve in 1986. In his spare time, Darrell enjoyed playing bid whist and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He also loved listening to the oldies but goodies and sharing his favorite meal of spaghetti with his granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents and a long-time friend, Vernon Coates. Darrell is survived by his wife, Cecelia; his daughter, Tesha Stubbs; two sons, Darrell Stubbs II and Dominic Pendleton, seven grandchildren, three sisters, Margaret Holman, Genevieve (Gary) Freed and Carolyn Stubbs; four brothers, John (Martha) Stubbs, Robert (Beverly) Stubbs, Videll (Sandra) Stubbs and Julian (Mildred) Stubbs; in laws, Joseph and Thelma Woodland; brothers-in-law, Joseph “Al” Woodland and David Woodland; one sister-in-law, Ellen (Daryl) Bogier; a special friend, Jackie Butler and a host of other relatives and friends. Family will unite with friends on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 for visitation from 3:30 p.m. until time of service at 5:00 p.m. at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD. Interment will be private.
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