Darla Busby Hight parted this world on Monday, March 20, 2023 at her residence in Lebanon, Tennessee.
Darla was a teacher by love, an educator, retiring from Kittrell Elementary School in Rutherford County, TN.
Darla was born in Elberton, Georgia to Robert and Carolyn Busby, second to the oldest of four daughters. Once the family moved to Sparta, she attended and graduated from White County High School, class of 1968.
She began college at Brenau College (Gainesville, GA) then completed her Bachelor’s degree in education from Tennessee Tech. She obtained a Master’s degree from MTSU. Darla began her teaching career at Findley Elementary in Sparta.
After retirement, she resided in Lebanon where she enjoyed time with family and relaxing. She was active in the Senior community and made wonderful friends.
She is preceded in death by her father Robert Busby, sister LouAnn Busby Kendall and brothers-in-law, Darryl Tubb and Randy McClean.
She is survived by her mother, Carolyn Hulme Busby of Sparta, daughter Busby (Matt) Kendle, and son, Rob (Amy) Cantrell, sisters Linda Busby McClean of Charlotte, NC, and Babette Busby Tubb of Sparta, three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews along with a great niece & nephews.
Visitation with the family will be from 2-4, Sunday, March 26 at Hunter’s Funeral Home, 120 Bockman Way, Sparta, TN.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Darla’s honor to your local library of choice or to St Jude.
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