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Wayne Darcey, 69, of Port Neches, Texas passed away at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Wayne was born in New Iberia, Louisiana on October 25, 1952 to the late Freddie Darcey and Martha Segura Darcey.
Wayne was a graduate of Port Neches Groves High School class of 1971. After graduating, he went on to work as a mechanic for Entergy Power Plant where he retired after more than 25 years of service. Among his friends and family, Wayne was known as the "Pecan Man." He got deemed the "Pecan Man" because of his famous candy pecans he would make and generously give out for everyone to enjoy. In his spare time, Wayne liked to play golf, hunt, fish, and he was an avid sports fan. Wayne loved the Texas Longhorns, Dallas Cowboys and Houston Astros. Although Wayne was a fan of all sports, his favorite to watch was soccer, but only when his daughter, Lindsay, was playing. He was her biggest fan and never missed a practice, game or life event. Even when Lindsay got older, he made a point to stay close with her and never missed a weekly dinner at Cheddars. Wayne was a loving father and grandfather and he will be missed by all who knew him.
Those left to cherish Wayne's memory are his daughter, Lindsay Darcey; his step-son, Jeremy Gentile and his wife, Michaelyn; his grandchildren, Desiré Boyd, Jillian Gentile, Paisley Gentile, Maggie Lormond; and his other loving family members, Jeromy Lormond, Diana Gutierrez, Allen Badeuax, and Karen Watson.
Wayne is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Judy Badeuax.
A gathering of family and friends for a visitation will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Melancon's Funeral Home in Nederland, Texas. A funeral Service for Wayne will immediately follow the visitation and begin at 2:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Wayne's honor may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at the following link: https://www.stjude.org/give/memorials-and-dedications.html