Alan Burris Darby, 59


Alan Burris Darby, 59, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Thursday, May 25, 2023. Alan was born in Covington, Georgia, to Jim and Dorothy Snow Darby on September 29, 1963, and grew up with his parents and sister Amy in Jonesboro.

He graduated from Morrow High School and then Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, where he studied computer science. While at GCSU, Alan was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, where he attained the enviable title of “Mr. Hustle.”

Alan B. Darby
Alan B. Darby

He worked for more than 19 years as an IT manager with Oxford Industries in Atlanta before joining the family business, Darby Furniture, founded by his father in the mid 1960s.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Kelly Swann Darby; his step-daughter Katherine Stange and her husband Anthony; his step-son Kenneth Wheeler; and his sister Amy Clemens, her husband Scott, and their three children, Matt, Carrie, and Katie Kulp and her husband Harrison.

In his free time Alan was an avid billiards player. He regularly ran tournaments at The Tavern on 74 in Peachtree City and was a league player at The Classic Cue in Fayetteville. He made many friends playing pool and was respected and beloved by everyone. He truly never met a stranger.

Visitation will be held Wednesday evening between the hours of 5pm and 7pm at Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home in Peachtree City, Georgia. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 4 p.m. and will be officiated by Alan’s close friend, Vladimir Martinez.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the American Heart Association at

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