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“Dearest Sandra, I am so saddened to hear about Bruce. I think of you both often. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you and...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Tisha gazaway - columbia, SC

“Hi Bruce, It took me awhile to get here. I am missing you so much right now it feel like my heart is broken in a million pieces. You were my first...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: sandra dargin - chicago, IL

“Bruce was a kind and funny man, his smile will be missed. Sandra, hold on to God's never changing hands. May you have Peace and Joy as well as Hope...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Gloria Andews - Chicago, IL

“We are sorry to hear of the passing of Bruce. Our prayers are with you. May the peace of God rest and abide in all of you. M.O.R.E. Jesus Family...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Pastor Anthony M. Vick - MI

“Bruce was my church husband, he and Sandie would always have good things to say to me every sunday. Bruce I will always miss you and your smile. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: linda griffin - oak lawn, IL

“Bruce is at peace now, many thanks for all your kindness and loving friendship throughout the years. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: James and Caroll Childs - IL

“Sandra, may God Bless and keep you at this time. I pay that Bruce is at peace. No more pain, no more sorrow. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Kathy O'Connell - North Augusta, SC

“Uncle Bruce I miss you so much. You were the greatest uncle any girl could have asked for. You always said that I was more like a daughter than a...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Nicole Perry - niece

“Dear Bruce, I love you and I miss you so much. Marcella and I were reminiscing about our childhood and I told her that everybody used to call me...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Gwendolyn Perry (Your Sister) - MS

Family “Bruce, I light a candle for you this day in memory of who you were and the lives you touched. I will always hold on and cherish the good memories. ...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Marcella Dargin - Chicago, IL


Deacon Bruce Kindle Dargin

Bruce was born August 6, 1959, in Detroit, Michigan to Warren and Barbara Dargin. He was the second eldest of seven children. The Dargins and their happy family which consisted of five girls and two boys moved to Chicago, Illinois when Bruce was a young child. Bruce's parents preceded him in death.

Bruce attended Englewood High School and was very active in various sports including tennis, basketball and swimming. He enjoyed writing and drawing; but he also had specialized skills in areas that many would not ordinarily associate with him: Bruce had an interest in creating short action films and he held a 3rd-Degree Black Belt in the Martial Arts.

Bruce served as a Chicago Fire Fighter from 1980-1982. He later entered and became quite successful in the Food Service Industry as an Executive Chef. He served in such capacity for the Radisson Hotel in Champaign, IL. as well as the Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago, IL.

Bruce was united in Holy Matrimony to his best friend, Sandra Yvette McKeithen on September 22, 1990. The two were inseparable and enjoyed 21 years of wedded bliss. Bruce and Sandra loved spending time together and whenever you saw one, you saw the other. Every weekend the couple celebrated "Date Night". This included a movie, dinner and tons of laughter.

Bruce had such a passion for food and cooking that he loved being in the kitchen creating special dishes for his wife.

Bruce and Sandra united with New Hope Christian Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago, IL. in March of 1998, under the leadership of the late Rev. Malachi G. Baker. Bruce served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher under the leadership of Pastor Ernest A. Baker, Sr. and of course, he was an active member of New Hope's Culinary Ministry until he entered into his eternal rest.

Bruce ceased his earthly walk on Sunday, March 4, 2012 after a long battle with coronary heart problems. Through it all, Bruce was a walking witness to the grace of our heavenly father.

Bruce's life will be cherished and remembered by his loving and faithful wife, Sandra, his siblings: Cynthia, Gwendolyn (Hazlehurst, Mississippi), Marcella, Kenneth, Sandra and Lisa, his adoptive parents: Mom and Pop McKeithen, in addition to many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends as well as his New Hope Church family.

Bruce as we knew him may be gone, but he will never be forgotten.