Matthew Colin Darne, 30, of New Market, passed away Thursday evening, April 4, 2013, at his home.
He was born Sept. 20, 1982, in Fairfax and was the son of Robert Darne of Mount Jackson and the late Linda Grubbs Strickland.
Mr. Darne graduated from McLean High School and had served with the U.S. Marine Corps as a sergeant. He was employed as a correctional Officer with the Augusta Correctional Center.
On Sept. 10, 2011, he married Stephanie Estep Darne, who survives.
Also surviving are his father, Robert Darne and companion, Carole Prince, of Mount Jackson; a sister, Denise Southerland of Dumfries; a grandmother, Wanda Grubbs of Woodstock; aunts, Jeannie Benjamin of Woodstock, Diane Plaugher of Woodstock, Helen Graves of Cobb Island, Md.; an uncle, David Benjamin of Woodstock; and an aunt, Liz White of Arlington.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Windhaven Church in Mount Jackson with the Rev. Brad Selan officiating. Interment will follow in the Hampton Cemetery at Star Tannery with members of Massanutten VFW Post 2447 conducting graveside rites.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Windhaven Church.
Arrangements are being handled by Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market.