MT. PLEASANT Darren Boyd Safrit, 54, of Mt. Pleasant, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Liberty Lane Hospice House in Salisbury following a period of declining health. Darren was born Feb. 10, 1965, in Cabarrus County, a son of William Boyd Safrit and Shirley Joyce Furr Safrit of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to his parents he is also survived by three brothers, John Safrit and wife, Shandy, of Albemarle, and Mark and Keith Safrit of Mt. Pleasant. He is also survived by three nieces, Zelie, Everlee and Quinley. Darren was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed reading, basketball and listening to music. He was of graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School. Funeral services to celebrate Darren's life will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10, at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Anita Sain. Interment will follow in Stanly Gardens of Memory in Albemarle, with military graveside rites by the U.S. Navy. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior's Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516. Condolences may be sent at

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