Kent Feemster, Sr.
12 January 1952 / 19 November 2017
NV (19 Nov. 2017) Nevada titan Darryl Feemster died Sunday
morning at about 07:00 PST at St. Mary's Regional
Medical Center. He
was admitted to the hospital's intensive care unit on Nov. 8
after being found unresponsive in his bedroom. He never regained
consciousness after an apparent stroke. He was 55.
out your hand
If your cup is empty
If your cup is full, may it be again
Let it be known
There is a fountain
That was not made
By the hands of men
Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia
Reno native, he was a longtime member of the Reno-Sparks NAACP
and currently served on the branch executive committee.
"The year 2017 will be remembered as a time when we lost
a gathering of giants," stated Patricia Gallimore, President
of NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112.
"The Feemster family has been the branch's bedrock for
decades," she added.
"We will honor Darryl Feemster by building on his impressive
achievements and using his legacy as a blueprint to guide us
moving forward," she stated.
was past retirement age but the City of Reno kept asking him
to stay because of his value in senior citizen and youth services.
The annual Senior Games was "his baby" among many
other civic projects.
More than 20 years ago, he was instrumental in the construction
of the stand-alone Duncan-Traner Community Library which serves
not only the adjacent elementary and middle schools but is also
open to the general public. His efforts kept the library open
permanently despite two attempts to close it in recent years.
It now serves northeast Reno neighborhoods with expanded hours.
He was briefly appointed to fill out a term on the Reno City
Council but declined the opportunity to run for the seat. He
was the brother-in-law of Washoe County School District Trustee
He is survived by his mother, Dolores, and leaves two sons,
Darryl, Jr., and Marcus. He is further survived by sisters Lynette
Cobb, Elaine Feemster, Carolyn Page (John), Janice Pickens and
Cheryl Young; and brothers David Feemster, Sr. (Barbara); Gary,
Lonnie Feemster, Jr. (Debra) and Robert (Tess).
He was preceded in death by his father, Lonnie Feemster, Sr.,
brothers James and Ronald, and daughter, Eboni. He leaves grandchildren
and a large extended family. Memorial service information will
of Reno Youth & Senior Services Manager Darryl Feemster
dead at 55
Siobahn McAndrew / Reno Gazette-Journal rgj.com 11-20-2017