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N. Darrell LeGore

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 7 pm to 9 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home



Noble Darrell LeGore of Hagerstown, MD, passed away Thursday June 20, 2019. 

Born April 7, 1939 in Frederick, MD, he was the son of the late Floyd Ralston (Rastus) LeGore and Marianna (Tillie) Jones LeGore.

Darrell grew up in LeGore, MD and graduated from Frederick High in 1957.  That same year he married his high school sweetheart, Joyce, and then entered the Army.  Upon discharge from the Army in 1960, he entered Towson State University where he earned a degree in Mathematics in 1964.  After a short time teaching math in the Baltimore city school system, Darrell began his data processing career at Sun Life Insurance in Baltimore.  He was employed by multiple life insurance companies in Maryland, Pennsylvania, California, Michigan, and Georgia.  He served as vice president at Academy Life Insurance and later opened his own consulting firm from which he retired in 2002.

Darrell was a lifelong chess player attaining the rank of Master.  He won the Maryland Open in 1966 and the Baltimore Open in 1973 and again in 1976.  He followed sports throughout his life and especially enjoyed playing golf with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Harbaugh) LeGore; son Eric D. LeGore and his wife Diane; daughter Sally L. Branson and her husband Brian; sister Megan (LeGore) Eyler; brother Colin R. LeGore; 5 grandchildren, 2 nieces, and 2 nephews.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday June 26, 2019 at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 133 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD from 7 to 9 pm.

Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family.

Online condolences may be expressed at

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Darrell was an extraordinary man. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss,

Nancy Soreide
Seattle, WA

Dear Joyce and family, it is with sadness that I read about Darrell’s passing. I will always remember him as a quiet gentleman and beneath his quiet reserve a wonderfully kind friend. It is a difficult journey without the loves of our lives. I lost Jimmy in 2010. I pray for your comfort and peace through the beautiful memories you and Darrell created together. With my sincerest sympathy, Norma (Best) Akers (E-mail:

Norma Akers
Charles Town, West Virginia

As cousins, Darrell and I grew up together. I cherish wonderful memories of our time together in LeGore, Seneca, and Frederick - when our grandmother took care of my cousins and me! This note brings sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the entire family on the loss of a very special man. With love, Roxie Strine Tyeryar and Ronnie Tyeryar.

Roxie Strine-Tyeryar
Frederick, MD

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