“Darren Alan Barnett of Cincinnati, Ohio passed away suddenly and too soon. His family is shocked and deeply saddened by the loss.
Darren was born on May 22, 1984, to Candice Barnett and Jimmy Canyon in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating from Princeton High School in 2002, Darren attended Michigan State University and Southwest Missouri State.
After college, Darren went on to play in the NFL with the NY Giants where he successfully won a Super Bowl ring in Super Bowl XLIII.
Besides his parents and 2-year-old son Darren Jr, Darren leaves behind to mourn his Granny Alice, Grandpa Carlis, Aunt Marla, Uncle Harley, Special Cousin/Brother LaMar, Brothers: Jimmy Jr, Marlon, Marcel, Josh, Austin, and Kobe, Sister Brittany and a host of other family members and loved ones.
Anyone who knew “DB” knew that he loved sports; particularly football, basketball, baseball, and track. He was highly energetic and had an immense passion for family. He also served faithfully at the Urban League of St. Louis.
His family, friends, and loved ones will miss him more than words can say.”